for the Palm OS Platform
(Only available in English at this time)
DbFixIt for Palm OS® is
a new utility that is designed to detect and repair errors in corrupt Palm OS
databases. In particular, it knows the precise structure of the standard
Palm OS and proprietary PalmOne PIM databases and can selectively repair
Version 2.0 is a feature to remove duplicate records from the PIM
databases (or any database where duplicate records can be safely removed).
databases can cause all kinds of problems from crashing applications,
hanging or crashing conduits, or causing unexpected errors such as
retrieving the wrong record on a global find. DbFixIt is the first Palm OS
utility to address all these issues. It will be especially of interest to
those people who rarely sync with a desktop, or run into a corruption
issue when no desktop is around to refresh the database from, or when the
associated conduit just won't run.
Easy Check or Easy Fix button checks all the standard PIM databases and repairs
them, optionally removing duplicate records, making operation very simple. For advanced users, there is the
ability to scan individual databases, backup and restore databases, and
remove selected ranges of records. There is a feature that will scan every
record in a database for a matching string and then allow the record to be
deleted (useful if the application in question crashes when attempting to
access a record that appears to be corrupt).
DbFixIt has an
unlimited trial period during which it will detect, but not repair errors
or remove duplicate records.
Only the registered version has the ability to repair errors and certain
other functions are not available on the unregistered version. Registering
the program also allows you to take advantage of further, advanced
technical support to repair or recover damaged databases.
DbFixIt will then selectively fix the errors, and in all cases
where it is technically feasible to do so, without losing the data in the
record. Most importantly, registering DbFixIt includes further advanced
support on specific issues related to the recovery and repair of corrupt
DbFixIt runs on ALL PALM OS Devices running OS 2.0 or later.
Best of all, the proceeds from this
product go towards wildlife conservation and the
Dewar Wildlife Trust.
Types of problems that DbFixIt corrects:
PIM Databases: invalid dates, invalid times, items
not sorted properly, description, note fields too long or
pointing outside of the record, Invalid repeat specifications,
invalid alarm information, orphaned repeat events, physical
record too short or too long, invalid priority field, etc.
Duplicate Records: Duplicate records in the four
major PIM databases can be removed by checking the appropriate
checkbox next to the Easy Fix button.
ALL Databases: Duplicate unique ID's, locked records
left in database, record too long (when maximum length is
known), NIL chunks on non-deleted records, accessibility of all
records via Palm OS.
BLOB Errors: Blobs are data appended to the end of a
record. Due to bugs in the built-in contacts application,
conduit problems and memory corruption issues, corrupt Blobs can
appear in the PIM databases on newer PalmOne devices and these
can not be removed by simply hotsynching from the desktop
to the handheld. Pimlico has seen several cases of users with
enormous contacts databases (some as large as 40-50Mb (!) that
were 98% garbage from corrupt Blobs. Image below was from a
Palm user's contacts database that was 1.8Mb in size. After
DbFixIt cleaned it up, 1.57Mb of wasted space was recovered, and
the database was then only some 230k in size.
Support. When you need help, you are communicating
highly experienced Palm OS users and developers with a genuine
interest in helping you - not novice support technicians at a
large company that have relatively little interest in your
wanted to let you folks know that the DBfixit2 worked great. I now have
my palm back to working well again. I'll peruse your other software
offerings for palm as I like the Palm desktop. Thanks again.
|Thank you, it
worked awesome. After 2 weeks of total frustration it finally
worked, my palm zire synced with outlook. Best 13.00 I ever
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
It worked on the first try! You saved my life, because my life
was in my (formerly) corrupted calendar. LOL
J Gadek :-)
|am just emailing
to say thank you. Yesterday all my datebook records vanished
from my pc and the date book sync would not work. I got pretty
stressed (slight understatement!). Anyway, fighting down the panic I
did some googling and came across a chat room that mentioned DBfixit.
It found 3 errors on my database. And then my datebook synced first
time. Thank you so
would like to thank you for the DbFixit program. I have emerged from
the Vista hell, converted to W7 & read that syncing with Palm does
not always work. It didn't, so I went down the "simple" Bluetooth route
which didn't work until I had run
solution worked. Another PALM user bailed out by you. Many raspberries
to PALM for their really poor support. I wish they had just told me to
go get your S/W, buy it and run it instead of wasting hours of my time
with their useless suggestions, taking control of my computer and
performing useless scans with out fixing anything. Kudos to you for
providing a solution to their
you so much for creating the DbFixIt software. I was unable to get my
Tungesten E2 to sync until I used the DbFixIt. I tried on two PCs and
two different desktop versions. I was ready to bang my head against the
wall not knowing what was wrong and was very afraid of losing the data
am bowing at your feet. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I followed
your directions, registered DbFixit, ran it, it fixed an error and POOF
I am able to get back into all 600+ memos. It also says it fixed an
error in my calendar datebook...all looks
I wanna do flips down the road and shout out loud!!! This software
saved my life... literally my calendar of life! THANK YOU!!! Best $$ I
|Thank you so
much your program fixed my problem in just a few minutes!!!!
To lose my calendar was horrendous - but you took care of it -
you are the best!! Barbara P.
You are a genius. Best $12.95 I've
ever spent on this contraption. Thanks.
- You are the best. I love you! I love you! I love you! As you may have
guessed, my calendar now works. You are great. Thank
Thanks a lot for your help. the
12.95 have been indeed a good investment since it not only fixed
to synchronization but also made it possible that i can use the
palm desktop software without it crashing all the time!
|People thanks so
much, life saver ,it was so easy with your help. Will tell all
how great dbfixit was.
Best Regards, Gary L
The problem with DbFixIt is that it
isn't aggressive enough. It should come over to my house slap me
and say "This'll be the best $12 you ever spent"... that would
have saved me about 10 hours of trying to fix a mysterious synch
problem that your program solved within 5 minutes of my
receiving the registration code.
Thanks! Worth every penny.
|Thank you! Thank
you! Thank you! Thank you! Dbfixit fixed my Centro!!!! Happy
|BLESS YOU !!!!!!
3 hours on line with PALM to try and fix a calendar sync
freeze-up on my Centro and all calendar data on desktop gone.
Could not repair. They said after all else failed, I needed a
hard reset but would loose all my data since desktop was wiped
out as well. I said no way...6 years of data going bye-bye, I
don't think so. Found and purchased dbfix ... 2 minutes with
dbfix ... handheld overwrites desktop ... sync ... drum roll
......... TAH DAH !!! All data restored and
working fine. All is well with the world, how come PALM can't
fix their product but you
can?? No matter, BLESS YOU...best $13 I've spent in a
|Thank you for
excellent the DbFixIt program. It fixed the inability of HotSync
to sync my ATT Treo 680 Datebook. The program found and deleted
a total of 7 blobs during two searches.
I can now sync all HotSync applications. John
I would like to thank you for
DbFixit. It has been - literally - years since I've been able to
sync the datebook on my various Treos with my computer.
Today, I found a posting that suggested that problems like mine might
be caused by corrupt datebook entries, and that your software was the
solution. I tried it, and it
your dbfixit program.
Thanks for creating this program. I switched to the Palm Centro from
the 700p and had countless sync issues Bottomline: It fixed all my Palm
database issues and I can confidently sync without any headaches.
Surprisingly, the Hotsync works much
just heard about your DBFixit tool a few days ago in the Palm Customer
Service & Support forum. Until then, I was seriously thinking of
tossing my brand new Centro in the garbage because it just wasn't
syncing at all. I wasted far too many hours trying different things to
get it to work...A forum member suggested I try DBFixit, so I
downloaded it from your site.... It was able to alert me to a calendar
entry (lunch with a friend back in February 2005!) that was corrupted.
I...then was able to sync. Huge relief! I believe DBFixit ought to be
pre-loaded on every new Palm device... it's that
|it totally fixed
the errors and my centro is syncing up with both computers
without a problem. Thank you for both your quick reply and for
designing this program that Palm couldn't figure out after hours
on their helpline. At least they referred me to the dbfixit
program and everything is all better! You are my hero!!!! I
can't thank you enough!
Pimlico, It seems as though you have
saved my life. I have spent several hours with Palm on the phone
to no avail.. However, they did recommend that I purchase your
product. I did and my hot sync problems were solved. I am a a
business owner and have 6 years of data on my palm that I could
not sync. I use my palm and my laptop equally heavy in my day to
day operation of my diagnostic sleep labs... Thank you so much
|Thank you so
much. Your software worked and fixed all my calendar problems. I
can now sync again. It's been a long 4 months now... if I
knew it was that easy and that your software works, I would have
purchased it long time ago. Thanks again so
Spent weeks in total frustration after purchasing a Treo 755. It
would freeze at the calendar sync and would not go any farther. Palm
said there was nothing I could do. They said to manually enter
all calendar entries. Why would I have this device then!! I have had a
palm product since the M100s were out. I was seriously thinking of
switching when I came across your product. I am such a happy camper
now, it fixed it with one touch of the button. Thanks so much for
designing such a great product. Too bad Palm won't tell their
version of DbFixIt totally solved my problem. Thank you. Worth
every penny. WC
Oh My God it worked! I feel like a
black cloud has been lifted from over my head. Wow, what a
relief. Thank you and worth every penny. I have spent HOURS on
the phone with Palm
technicians (who i had to pay extra for) and online with their chat
help, to no avail. Finally, after searching the internet, I came across
a forum that recommended you. Thank God. How can I spread the word?
This is such a huge thing for me to have my calendar back, I want to
tell other people about
|It seems you
have really understood the Palm data structures and how to fix
them with a minimum of data loss. DbFixit has saved me a lot of
wasted time and along with NVBackup security from losing all
that valuable personal and organisational data. Many
Actually, I just ran another
advanced use fix on the calendar and it worked!!!! Thank you
soooooo much!!! You saved my LIFE!!! Megan
I tried what seemed like everything to get my calendar to
sync. Your DB fixit program did the trick. For the first time in
6months I'm able to run a HotSync without a Calendar sync
failure. Thank you for such a wonderful program! (RRivera).
Thanks - picked up 1 MB. (Tom S.)
making this utility. I have found that I've gotten some extra
free RAM back after having it delete and fix the BLOBs. So, if
nothing else, I'm glad I paid for it! (Maceyr).
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WHERE HAVE YOU
BEEN ALL THESE YEARS; there are so many
people i meet who have stopped using the palm and changed to
blackberry or the new iphone because i quote 'my palm always
crashes and freezes' why cant palm figure this out; it is such a
necessity. My desktop went from 30 megs to 3 megs; AMAZING;can
you share this with palm and get them to promote it too. thanks
I just purchased
a Treo 755p and spent hours trying to get past the calendar conduit,
hanging up on hot sync every time.....I downloaded DbFixIt, had ONE bad
file, repaired it, and everything worked immediately. Thank you so
|I love the way
you set up DBFIXIT. it has changed everything. I have almost 0
crashes with my Todo's (that were previously frequent) and can
very easily access DBFIXIT from a hard button. thanks for
increasing my efficiency!! (and.. you can use this on your page
as an endorsement to this amazing product). Neal P.
you don't mind me taking a moment of your time to thank you. I've been
a DateBk user for years and "won't leave home without it", but I want
to thank you now for dbFixIt. I've had a problem for ages where every
time I get a new SMS, I also get 4 blank SMS messages that I have to
delete. Palm's suggestion was do a hard reset and rebuild from scratch.
Gotta love 'em. Anyhow, dbFixIt identified some misplaced deleted
records. Getting rid of those solved my
Thank you so much for writing this
program! I have been unable to sync my datebook with Outlook for
nearly two years. Multiple calls to Chapura were unsuccessful,
mostly because I was unwilling to delete my database and start
over. One pass with your program found the offending file, fixed
it, and now all is well! Thanks again (SMathey).
|Your program is
great!! Best $12.95 I have ever spent. I can't tell you how much
time was wasted
until your program was installed on my treo. You helped me where
the manufacturer couldn't. I can't believe Palm can't fix
corrupted data on
their own units. Thanks again.
It found 32
duplicate Unique ID's in my Contacts, and 120k of blobs. (Khaytsus)
ON THE FIRST TRY
How many programs can you say that about? CLEANED OUT ALL
THE PROBLEMS. Jonathan
about 5MB free (thanks to your dbFixIt freeing 2.6MB!). (JSeder)
I was not having any problems but I
tried it, it found BLOB data corruption and other problems in
just about every Calendar and Contact record. It says once I fix
these errors the databases will be reduced in size by almost
500kB. Ordered it this am. (Josser).
I just wanted to let
you know that I had been unable to synchronize tasks for months
because of the dreaded OLERR:0E problem. One run of DbFixIt
solved the problem. (WBornstein)
for the speedy
response! I received the registration code and entered it
successfully. The Dbs have been fixed and HotSynced back to my
desktop machine. I can breathe easily again! (MShar).
Thank you! I just ran DB Fixit, and
the best I recall it
was something 700 records corrupted (mostly BLOB) and something
like 4 MB of data regained (mostly from calendar). (GCook).
|I had not been
able to Hotsync in over a year. I was about to wipe my device
and try and rebuild all my databases. Thanks to DbFixIt, I am
back up and running. I couldn't be any happier. Thanks from a
VERY HAPPY customer!! (SHoogasian)
WOW.. It worked!! My calendar now Synchs.
suggestion helped correct the problem, and I can now sync to my
hearts delight :-)
If I had gone the route that Palm Tech support had suggested
(hard resetting + making the desktop overwrite the handheld) I
would at the
very least have lost the main part of 5 months of records....
So thank you for your help and your program! It is priceless!
| I imagine
you've heard that a lot. I spent so much time trying to
fix this, and your program cleared everything up in seconds.
I'm a happy camper. Doubly happy because the money goes to
wildlife conservation! It's a win-win situation :)
|Thank you! Thank
you! Thank you! I have been trying for two weeks to get my Treo
650 to hotsync since downloading the current version of Palm
Desktop! I was at my wits end when I read about this program. I
have been a Datebk fan for years and now I am ready to party!
|Just ran a scan this morning
and it found 4 errors in my Task database. I was surprised
because I regularly run dbscan and also use Palm Desktop Tools
option to scan my Treo, and neither
found these 4 errors. (fireworksfx).
|To sum it up, I tried the
trial and it worked perfectly showing me all the errors. I
bought the full version and ran it through on all the PIM
databases. I fixed all the errors and deleted the "blobs". I
gained a bit more then a meg of memory, the contacts database
opens faster and it is much more responsive.
Worth the $12.95 to me. (Matty)
wanted to say thank you for the DbfixIt! I thought my Palm TX was
toast, but after installing the registration number and running the
scan, it is now working again!!!! Thank you, thank