HOWTO: Recover Pocket Mindmap files after a hard reset


If you’ve synchronised your Pocket Mindmap files with the ActiveSync file synchronization, the files normally should be copied over by ActiveSync if you re-establish the partnership with your device.

If this doesn’t work, you have another chance: ActiveSync stores a backup of the synchronized files on your desktop PC. On Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP systems you’ll find the backup folder in your profile directory.

Open the Windows explorer and navigate to the path “C:\Documents and Settings\<UserID>\Application Data\Microsoft\ActiveSync\Profiles\<DeviceID>\Synchronized Files Backup”. There you’ll find all files you ever have synchronized with ActiveSync. The exact path to this folder may vary depending on system language. If you don’t find it, simply search your local drives for *.pmap files.