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WinMo to Droid Transfer

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by immobile, Nov 27, 2009.

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    O.K. I'm having flashbacks of the first day of school, knowing nothing.
    So please bare with me on a couple of questions, though I have a bunch, I'll just go with the top ones.
    I've always had Windows mobile devices from the XV6700 thru about a dozen and currently on my 8th. Samsung Saga due to the same problem causing the turn over. My Android is supposed to show up on Mon.
    To be honest, I'm a bit intimidated. I've always been "comfortable" with WinMo, because I am used to it and like it. But with today's selection it's time to make a switch.
    What I found very convenient was that I never used Active Sync. On my 16GB card was my PIE Favorites, CAB files, music, videos, documents, etc. And if and when I had to do a Hard reset, it wasn't that big of deal because I would just copy/paste everything over. And WinMo had the exact apps. I needed. Microsoft back up, Windows Live e-mail app. which was great because that's my primary account.
    So I ask, the I.E. Favorites/Bookmarks which are general URL icons that also woks w/ Opera, will they work on the Browser on the Android ? Can I set up my Hotmail accnt. where I can open attatchments like I can now. How do you back up your contacts. Is CAB files in the Droids vocabulary ?
    In the File Explorer, providing it has one, can you copy contents that's in one folder and paste them in another ? I'll just go w/ 1 more. The media player, does it play MP3's for music and WMV for videos ?
    There's a lot more but I'll just have to learn it like you guy's have had to. The questions were the main concerns I had and I appreciate you help and patience !!:icon_eek:
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    So I ask, the I.E. Favorites/Bookmarks which are general URL icons that also woks w/ Opera, will they work on the Browser on the Android ?

    They will work but i'm not sure you can transfer them over

    Can I set up my Hotmail accnt. where I can open attachments like I can now.

    Yes but it depends on the attachment.

    How do you back up your contacts. Is CAB files in the Droids vocabulary ?

    You must set up a gmail account and transfer your contacts from outlook. This works for free. There are some pay programs out there to do this also but i've no experiance with them.

    In the File Explorer, providing it has one, can you copy contents that's in one folder and paste them in another?

    There is no file explorer on the phone but once the phone is connected to your pc and you unmount the sd card you can use windows explorer to add data to it.

    I'll just go w/ 1 more. The media player, does it play MP3's for music and WMV for videos ?

    It plays mp3's but not WMV which is a pain considering it's a popular format. Maybe someday a 3rd party app will do it.
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    Hope it helps

    Not sure on the I.E. question... don't have an answer.

    Contact list.... How do I transfer numbers/contacts from Windows Mobile to Android? - Super User
    http://tomuse.com/how-to-outlook-windows-mobile-contacts-tmobile-g1/This is for the G1 but same idea to export you WinMo contacts. Then just sync to Google.

    CAB? no... not mine at least.

    Yes you can set up a hotmail account. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-faq/2204-setting-up-email-droid.html

    There is no native explorer but if you do a search in The Market for 'file explorer' you will find plenty. I recommend EStrongs File Explorer but just my opinion. Then yes you can transfer files. EStrongs even connects via wi-fi to your home PC to transfer files between your device and PC with no USB hookup (obviously).

    Yes it plays MP3's....
    it's not a Windows device... no it doesn't use WMV... :)
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    Thanks for the QUICK reply ! Sound like some adjustment is going to be needed.
    I just rememmber when I was in Best Buy looking at one. Opened the Browser (still don't know the name of it) and typed in vzw's url, the main site where I often can't get to correctly on my Saga, and when I hit "Go", it FLEW there and opened up looking like it does on my Laptop. That was the selling point...
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    And Martin030908, thanks for your quick reply as well. I'm starting to like this place better then HoFo. What kind of Media Player is it and what is the Video format ?
    Thanks !
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    Yes, like I said above, the Browser is Scary fast ! I'm downloading the ZIP for that program. Thanks !
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    Good luck boss. You should be able to find answers to any questions you have around here. Poke around the forums... and the search function on this sight actually works pretty well.

    Welcome to Droid. You won't be the same :)
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    Thanks. And I do - do a search before posting. Don't want to get Flamed ! :)>:icon_ banana:
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    Just saying... gotta protect people who may not know. You know how brutal it can get! LOL

    Actually you were the first WinMo transfer question I've answered... I learned something new.
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    Thanks !:icon_ rasta:
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    on that note... time for a lil 'smoke' break.
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    I'm already burning my finger tips...:blink:
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    beat me to it... had to get all the 'thinking' out of the way first. might not have been much help to you after my session. LOL
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    Sorry, can't talk. Eating Oreo's !
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    I'd actually JUST started using my Google account to sync contacts/calendar with my Treo 700wx (WinMo). It made the change to Droid super easy...as everything was already there from the Treo!
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    Contact transfer from G-mail accnt.

    Thanks for that advice. I assume you have to have a Google account, which I do. Just not a G-mail accnt. set up. Do you just set up your G-mail contacts the way you want them to appear on your phones contact list ? Because to prior of having a device with WinMo 6.1 Pro., I would do that with my Yahoo account and download the Yahoo Go Ver. 2 app., and just synced them from that app., on the phone and they went right to my contact list. Easy set up. Is that how it works with G-mail - the app. I mentioned (Yahoo Go) ?
    Thanks !
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    You need to get the WinMo phone going with Google Sync, which syncs contacts with Gmail. Check out the help files on Gmail to find that.

    Then, when you sync your Droid to the same account, there come in the contacts! Woo hoo!

    That's how it worked for me, at least.
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    I went to vzw today and had them transfer my Contacts from my Saga to the Droid.
    A few days ago I opened a Gmail account, gathering NO contacts. The vzw guy said that the contacts are now also on my Gmail accnt. and the contacts on the Droid will automatically sync to my accnt. daily at a set time. Much like WinMo's Microsoft Mobile does by backing up most off your contact, daily, to a Microsoft site. It even has a "Locator" program in it providing it was stolen as well as a setting that will delete ALL your info on the phone. Probably do a factory reset, which is cool. Before I went to vzw to have it done I called to confirm they will do it, and also asked if the Droid had a program / app. that works like and / or is Back up Assistant and he said Yes. Whan I got there I found out different. Just hope this will work. I was also thinking, If needed, to log into my Microsoft Mobile Accnt. and Export my Contacts from there, but I'm Lost when it comes to all these various Export Files...
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    OK, you kinda go back and forth here, so let's try to figure this out:

    It sounds like the VZW store manually transferred your contacts into the Droid from the Samsung phone.

    Once they did that, the contacts should go off and sync to the Gmail account attached to your phone, assuming they set it up that way. So, you have them on both the Droid and on Google.

    I came in the other way. I set up Google Sync on the WinMo phone, had it grab the WinMo contacts and populate Gmail, then when I first set up the Droid with the same Gmail account, it grabbed the contacts there.

    Either way, it should work.
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