I archived everything with LifeBlog on my N95 and had over 70,000 SMSs, MMSs, Images & Recorded Calls...
When I moved to the E71, this wasn't featured, and Nokia Photos 'apparently' had the same ability to archive messages... I was bitterly disappointed...
I use Best Message Storer now (google for it), and archive my messages in a txt/csv format every so often, but it's nowhere near as nice as Lifeblog
2009-05-21 5:50 - edited 2009-05-21 5:52
The tilte should have been Nokia Lifeblog vs Nokia Photos instead of Nokia PC Suite V Nokia Ovi Suite
First of all few things :-
As far as i know [Mainly for NSeries handsets only] Prior to Nokia N 78, earlier handsets has got Lifeblog on the devices for eg Nokia N 73, Nokia N 95, Nokia N 95 8 GB etc., From Nokia N 78 onwards on the device, lifeblog application was been replaced by Photos(On device). Later Nokia also slowly replaced Nokia Lifeblog PC application into Nokia Photos PC application. [ Nokia Photos has got few more options like Maps etc., where you can define the tag of an image and same can be viewed on Maps]
Coming back to the issue, Though Nokia photos says, Nokia E 71 is compatible with Nokia photos, it is not completly so, as well as some of Series 40 devices. Nokia E 71 has not got either Lifeblog or Photos on its phone as like other NSeries phones has got either lifeblog / photos on the device, Nokia E 71's image/video entires are transferred to Nokia photos PC Application whereas, SMS/MMS of Nokia E 71 cannot be synched to Nokia photos pc application due to this limitation. This applies to Series 40 phones as well, though phone's images/videos can be synched with Nokia Photos PC application, since those devices lack lifeblog/photos on their phone side, SMS/MMS cannbot be synched with Nokia Lifeblog/Photos PC application.
Regarding the 3 min clip from recorder application, what you do is through pc, import that clip to Nokia Lifeblog/Nokia Photos PC application. In Nokia Photos, File > Files from PC option is available, if you can transfer that 3 min clipping from device to PC, you can import, i have not try this option but please let me know if it can be done. [The sound clipping should be .amr file]
Still no greater resolution. Have just spent some time playing with Ovi. Pretty ... but not very functional. Sigh. Have tried all sorts of solutions and downloaded tons (OK, about 4 or 5) of programs trying to get a functionality that my ORIGINAL NOKIA PC Suite from 7 or 8 years ago could achieve, but now cannot.
OPM II used to be able to archive, read, write and manipulate SMS offline and restore individual message, but not sure if Oxycube can do the same. Anyone know? Oxygen aren't replying to this one.
Surely it cannot be that hard?
Right now the unpleasant alternative is to store each message individually off my computer, but it strips away the user name, and date/time sent tag, which makes it worthless for actual reference purposes.
I downloaded the ovi map 3 version onto my e71. Now I'm in great dispare. I am heavily dependant upon the navigation program but the ovi version 3 maps is a complete disaster. The maps are mainly incomplete and have huge sections missing. You are give a temporary site license but the maps only really work when you go online with your mobile, even then the above problem arrises. I am trying to reinstall the vesion 2 map but not sure how to, any tips?
As you have synched your data with Nokia OVI Suite already, now make the settings so that [only for first time now], so that nokia ovi suite's data are synched with phone. Once sync is over, you can then make it to sync on both ways[or as per your wish]
I use Win XP (pro) with a Nokia e90. Last month, I received a notification to download and install Ovi Suite. Assuming it to be the latest update of PC Suite I did so, and synchronised my phone with it. As I was unhappy with the interface, I reverted to PC Suite, still thinking it just a different interface for the same software. I was then informed that some 200 entries had been modified. I do not know what all of these were, but it seems that the synchronisation process truncated many of the more detailed Notes fields in my MSO Outlook Contacts.
As I need to restore that information, I wrote to Nokia customer support asking for help. As they have not replied, I would appreciate any suggestions for restoring the data. My harddrive was backed-up before the Ovi Suite sync: is there an easy way of merging the backed-up data with the current data? (In particular, I want to be given the choice of which entry should have precedence, as I've updated some entries in the past month.)
Thank you in advance,
I don't know what this garbage (Ovi) is that Nokia have installed on my primary machine, I don't know whether it supersedes the garbage they installed last time (PC Suite - which is still there), and I don't have enough faith in Nokia as a software firm to uninstall it without fearing for my data. Then again, I'm afraid to leave it there too - it's already started creating blank calendar entries.
Has anyone had any luck uninstalling Ovi Suite without losing everything in Outlook?
I'm using an E71 and Windows 7.
Note to Nokia software guys: this, and your unusable S60 email client, is why you are losing the business market to RIM. Buy a 5 year old Palm on eBay, copy Palm Desktop, and stop throwing overweight consumer bloatware at us.
2010-01-18 9:48 - edited 2010-01-18 9:51
For transferring files, browsing, SMS I prefer to use PC Suite. Multimedia files Ovi Suite will be better.
I have now contacted Nokia two more times since my 9 January posting, asking for their help restoring the data from my backed up harddrive that Ovi Suite lost. On both occasions, I receive an acknowledgement of my call, and am told that I will receive a reply within 48 hours. I have yet to receive a reply. Thus, it seems to me that the instruction must be to not even acknowledge the possibility of data loss, and concentrate on discouraging users until they give up.
Hey, you're complaining about not being able to restore since you installed OVI. I have not been able to complete even a single backup of my N95 8GB. Using USB connection it takes over 10 hours to come to about 30% of the contents of my phone (which is not even fully loaded). Then I have to disconnect it again, because I need to take it with me when I go from home...
Making a full backup using PC Suite took a long time, but at least PC suite got it done overnight. Ovi's backup 'feature' is useless!