If users have an application that worked on Pocket PC or Smartphone 2002 and does not work correctly on Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC or Smartphone, they should try this wizard.
Download: Database Conversion Wizard Power Toy
What is the problem?
The internal format of databases changed in the Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC and Smartphone. This causes some third party applications to hang or display an error message when they attempt to access their data. The affected applications are those that install databases along with the program itself. This is fairly common. If users have an application that worked on Pocket PC or Smartphone 2002 and does not work correctly on Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC or Smartphone, they should try this wizard. This tool is also useful for users that have entered data into applications on a previous release of Pocket PC or Smartphone and now are upgrading to the 2003 release and want to migrate their data as well. They are encouraged to contact the technical support representatives of the organization or company that provided the application originally for more detailed help in migrating their data.
What does this do?
This wizard searches for any databases on a device, archives them to the desktop machine and converts them to the new format. This allows the applications to work correctly with no changes required to the program itself. The user does not need to know the location or name of the database to use this tool. The wizard also supports two other modes of operation that are intended to be useful under the guidance of a technical support representatives of the organization or company that provided the application originally.
Who can use this? This wizard is for Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC and Smartphone devices. It will not work with previous versions of these devices and is not needed for them.
Prerequisites Other than having a Windows Mobile 2003-based device, the user needs ActiveSync 3.7 installed. This wizard is only runs on Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3), Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional.
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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows XP
Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocked PC or Smartphone
Active Sync 3.7