Transfer Your PalmOS Calendar to Android
When I converted from my Palm 755P to my HTC Hero over a year ago I quickly figured out how to convert four things. I converted my Contacts, my Memos, my Passwords, and my Ebooks. I never bothered to convert my Calendar entries or my Todo’s. I just started from scratch with these. However, I’ve had a few comments from people asking for a procedure to convert the Calendar and Tasks.
The older procedures I uncovered that involved using Yahoo! Calendar no longer work. This is because Yahoo! has removed the ability to import comma separated value (csv) files. So, after digging around for a bit I came up with the following procedure:
1. Sync your Calendar from your Palm device to the Palm Desktop.
Make sure you use Palm Desktop version 4.x. Version 6.x of the software does not export the proper file for a further step.
You can download version 4.x of the Palm Desktop here: Palm Desktop Software
2. Export your Calendar to a .dba file.
In the Palm Desktop select the Calendar option from the left sidebar. Then choose “File -> Export …” and give a file name for your Calendar export.
In the “Export type:” field choose “Date Book Archive (*.dba)”.
3. Vist the Palm2CSV Website
Click here: Palm2CSV: Convert your Palm Calendar (DBA) or To Do (Tasks) to CSV Format — FREE!.
Follow the directions on this page.
In short you have to upload the dba file you exported in step 2.
Then you create an output .csv file.
You must check the “Suppress End Date” check box in order for the import to work correctly.
4. Import the Calendar csv file into Google Calendar.
Log into your Google account. Choose “Settings” from the left sidebar.
Choose “Import calendar”.
Browse and find the csv file you exported in step 3.
Select the proper calendar and click “Import”.
(Tip: Create a separate calendar and import the csv file into that calendar to make sure the import gives you the results you want. Then do the import into the calendar you sync with your phone.)
Once you have your calendar entries in the Google Calendar account you use on your phone they will synchronize to your hand held.
Let me know if you have any issues with this procedure or have a better way.
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