Lifedrive ... how can I figure it out??

  1. Ok so I've bought my Lifedrive and I can't figure out how to download other programs. I did somehow get some free ones onto it..but I'm not sure how I did it LOL. I just synched it. I tried to download a program called Ob and it synched but it didnt show up as an Icon. Aghhhh I feel like an idiot. I'm good on the pc but this just seems very differant. Am I suppose to download into a folder? How can I find what I've downloaded after I have downloaded. Any help would be very appreciated!
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  3. by   jodyangel
    ...I mean the directions feel like they're written in Greek to me. I am pretty good with gadgets, and have been on the pc forever, but I can't figure out how to use this one. I want to buy some software but I am afraid to do so. I need a tutor!!!
  4. by   MuddaMia
    Quote from jodyangel
    ...I mean the directions feel like they're written in Greek to me. I am pretty good with gadgets, and have been on the pc forever, but I can't figure out how to use this one. I want to buy some software but I am afraid to do so. I need a tutor!!!
    I had (have) the same problem..and I bought mine on Ebay--so no tech support. If you bought yours new, you should have tech support. I ended up buying programs through skyscape and they have GREAT tech support...they walked me right through it and even helped me with some basic understanding of the lifedrive itself.

    Good Luck
  5. by   jodyangel
    Nope. I bought mine of Ebay too lol. I am planning on downloading some things from Skyscape but was afraid to do it until I understood the dang thing first!
  6. by   midcom
    Go to their website at http://www.palm.com/us/support/lifedrive/ You can download all the guides and any software you need for installing.
    I have a LifeDrive & so far am having good luck. If you have any specific questions after looking at the documentation, I'll try to hel you out. It's taken awhile but I seem to be starting to understand how to navigate around.

    Now as far as the OP program goes, is it an actual program or a document? if it's a document, it will not show up as an icon but will be in the documents list. You need to install Documents to Go (included on the CD or the website if you don't have it) if you need to read Powerpoint files.

    To install the programs, just drag the file (usually a prc extension, I think) to your Lifedrive mananger on the desktop of your PC & when you sync it will be moved over.
    Dixie
  7. by   Pat_Pat RN
    I read some consumer remarks about the Lifedrive. Several had problems with the HD and losing data. I decided for the price, I wanted something more stable.
    I love my Zire 72.
    Pat
  8. by   jodyangel
    I'm slowly but surely working it out. Whew just when you thought you knew how to run things LOL!
    I've had no problems with my Lifedrive and I love the 4 gigs!!!
  9. by   jodyangel
    Quote from midcom
    Go to their website at http://www.palm.com/us/support/lifedrive/ You can download all the guides and any software you need for installing.
    I have a LifeDrive & so far am having good luck. If you have any specific questions after looking at the documentation, I'll try to hel you out. It's taken awhile but I seem to be starting to understand how to navigate around.

    Now as far as the OP program goes, is it an actual program or a document? if it's a document, it will not show up as an icon but will be in the documents list. You need to install Documents to Go (included on the CD or the website if you don't have it) if you need to read Powerpoint files.

    To install the programs, just drag the file (usually a prc extension, I think) to your Lifedrive mananger on the desktop of your PC & when you sync it will be moved over.
    Dixie
    Ok well I wanted to know if I drag them onto the box that opens up with the manager, or to a specific file. I just synched one program putting it just inside the box that opens and it didn't create an icon. How do I find it?? I'm going now to download the instructions!!
  10. by   jodyangel
    ok NOW I'm freaking fed UP. I've read and read on the Palm website, but I can't figure this out at all. I don't know WHERE to copy or drag and drop the programs. When I did a search for lets say.."zelda", it showed up. But it didnt create an icon and I can't figure out where it is exactly or How I would access it. |Grrrrrrrrr!!!
  11. by   midcom
    Are you sure that the programs you are trying to install are compatible with the LifeDrive(not just Palm)? I ask because I bought one off Handango & it wasn't so it didn't show up.
    Otherwise, usually when I install, I just unzip the file that I get, & then go to the file I put it(on the desktop computer) , double click on the particular files, & LifeDrive manager opens up automatically. The file goes in there & stays until the next time I sync.
    Once it syncs, check the log & see if it did install.
    Now check for the icon. Tap the upper right corner until it says "all" You'll propbably have to scroll down to find your icon if there are many there already. You can also check "Unfiled". Thats usually where my new programs seem to show up. I then move them to the catagory I want them to be put.
    I hope that helps. It was kind of confusing to me at first.
    Dixie
  12. by   jodyangel
    Ok so where should I put it so it is easy to find? Where the solataire is?
  13. by   midcom
    If you mean where on the PDA, anywhere you can find it is OK. I added a catagory called "nursing" (not too original) and that is where all my misc nursing files go. The ones from Skyscape all automatically went into "Skyscape". I may move the ones I use most often so they are altogether.
    Dixie
  14. by   jodyangel
    Well one of the things I was trying to install is Bates pocket guide for Physical Exams. The small disc says its for pda's...but I can't find it on the palm? When I tried to do a search it reset..so I'm afraid to look again.
    Plus, shouldnt it just creat an icon. It shouldnt really be this difficult should it?

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