Palm - mac - Virtual PC - Pocket Quicken


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Lance Lawton

Hi,

This is a bit complicated....

Does anyone know whether it would be possible to hotsync Pocket Quicken
v2.x on a Palm (Zire71) through a mac computer (iMac700, OSX 10.3.3),
using a Quicken 2004 data file (Win version) in Virtual PC v6.1 (Win XP
Pro)?

"Why the heck would you want to do that?" I hear you ask. Explanation:
(Australian mac quicken users will know all about it!) Due to a complex
grid of legal and commercial factors, there's no localised Australian
port of Quicken for mac. So we have to either use a US version and
improvise, or shell out for Virtual PC and run the Win version. (Enough
to make a proud mac user vomit ... but what can one do?)

Anyhow, I don't want to sync my palm with VPC (if that can even be
done???) So can I do the above complex thingy?

--
Regards,
Lance <º))><
Werribee, Victoria, Australia
email: (e-mail address removed) [Delete UPPERCASE characters when
replying]
 
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Tom S.

Hi,

This is a bit complicated....

Does anyone know whether it would be possible to hotsync Pocket Quicken
v2.x on a Palm (Zire71) through a mac computer (iMac700, OSX 10.3.3),
using a Quicken 2004 data file (Win version) in Virtual PC v6.1 (Win XP
Pro)?
Anyhow, I don't want to sync my palm with VPC (if that can even be
done???) So can I do the above complex thingy?
Lance,

I'll take a stab at it, but I wouldn't try this without a full
backup of the Zire, in case you have to hard reset, and a set of
scratch quicken data files to play with.

Think of this as syncing one handheld with two computers, OS X, and
the XPPro/VPC.

Login to XPPro/VPC with an administratively privileged userid.
Using the Common Program Groups technique from NT4 and later [1],
custom install latest palm desktop, choosing hotsync only.

Login as the desired user. Modify the hotsync in XPPro/VPC [2] to
handle only the pocket quicken conduit. Set all others to disabled.
It might be necessary to initiate the hotsync only from XPPro/VPC,
not the cradle or device. Test at will.

Hotsync on OSX won't have the Pocket Quicken conduit. I assume the
hotsync log on either the device or OSX will record a conduit error
for that. Again, test as necessary.

I'd like to know how this works out for you. I'm going to be faced
with syncing two handhelds, 1 PPC & 1 PalmOS, to the same quicken
file, possibly from different computers.

Tom S.

[1] Rt-click Start Menu, Choose "Open all Users", In the subsequent
window, rt-click "Programs", choose "Open". Leave them open during
install.
[2] You are running Q2204 in XPPro via VPC, right?
 
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Lance Lawton

Tom,

Thanks heaps for this. Trouble is I'm not sure I'm geeky enough to
handle it. (I'm but a humble home mac user, using this VPC thing under
sufferance.) One question that may be pertinent...

Tom S. said:
Hotsync on OSX won't have the Pocket Quicken conduit. I assume the
hotsync log on either the device or OSX will record a conduit error
for that.
Don't know whether this makes a difference. But I have successfully
installed PktQkn on the handheld using a mac installer I downloaded (as
a fully-functional demo). Is it possible that I could sync PktQkn with
the VPC Qkn data file if I can mount the VPC drive on my mac desktop?
(which I can't get it do so far, but that's another issue....)
Tom S.

[1] Rt-click Start Menu, Choose "Open all Users", In the subsequent
window, rt-click "Programs", choose "Open". Leave them open during
install.
[2] You are running Q2204 in XPPro via VPC, right?
Uh .. I think so. Is "Q2204" a typo for "Q2004"? (Just to be really
sure.) And yes it's XPPro via VPC.




--
Regards,
Lance <º))><
Werribee, Victoria, Australia
email: (e-mail address removed) [Delete UPPERCASE characters when
replying]
 

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