Windows Mobile Calendar Fix


Thursday, 26 April 2007 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

I accidentally asked my ActiveSync to sync all of my calendar entries. It made my WM5 phone run out of memory. Then, I wanted to delete my calendar and start again.

I searched all over the web for how to do this, and couldn’t find anything. So just in case someone else is looking for things like windows mobile erase entire calendar delete calendar file et cetera, I hope you find this!

All I did was go into File Explorer, into My Device, and find a file called pim. This has ALL of your contacts and calendar appointments. I couldn’t erase it because it was "in use," so I renamed it to pim2. I did a soft reset, and noticed I had no contacts or calendar appointments. I then deleted pim2, and that cleared off LOTS of MB of memory.

There, now I hope others who need this will find it!


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12 Responses to “Windows Mobile Calendar Fix”

  1. Joerg says:

    Great help!
    Thanks!!
    Joerg

  2. Megs says:

    Do you mind including the entire file path of the pim file? I can’t seem to find it.

  3. Megs says:

    Never mind…I found in right in the “My Device” folder

  4. In ActiveSync, hit Explore. When that opens, you should have a link called My Windows Mobile-Based Device. Click that. You’ll then see pim.vol. That’s the file.

  5. Tim says:

    You are a GOD!! I can’t believe this information isn’t everywhere.

  6. El Gato says:

    Thanks – I’d been looking to find which file in Windows Mobile held the calendar information and then I found this page through Google.
    Thanks!

  7. MD says:

    Many thanks – I did exactly the same thing and this saved me from yet another hard reset.

  8. Greg in NZ says:

    Awesome! You are indeed a genius. Thank you so much. Unlike all the other advice on the net about this – including some crap about un-ticking the Calendar synching in ActiveStink I found on a Microsoft site – your advice actually works. Nice one.

  9. Jack says:

    Thanks so much. I’ve been looking all over for this info, as I have a corrupt calendar that is causing my sync with my Exchange server to fail.

  10. Jared says:

    This was great! For those who don’t know: a “soft reset” is just turning it off and then back on again. This also erased my tasks. Thanks.

  11. Rickshaw Boy says:

    Yes!!! Thank you, this is exactly what I wanted since I needed to clear my calendar without having to hard reset and re-install all of my aps. What a great simple solution, thanks for sharing.

  12. Rickshaw Boy says:

    Yes!!! Thank you, this is exactly what I wanted since I needed to clear my calendar without having to hard reset and re-install all of my aps. What a great simple solution, thanks for sharing.