1. Julian Stumm's Avatar
    Hi BBers

    I have 2 contact lists on my BB and I want to merge them so I end up with a single contact list.

    So I need to take all my contacts from list 1 and drop them in list 2

    However I cant see any way of doing what should be a fairly simple thing I would think!

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    shirish parekh likes this.
    03-19-11 04:35 AM
  2. tbrenn's Avatar
    I'm not sure I have ever seen 2 contact lists on a bb... Is one of them part of a BES account or something ?

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    03-19-11 11:17 AM
  3. Julian Stumm's Avatar
    Not sure what BES is?

    Anyway one was a googlemail contact list and one was a gmail contact list (in the UK googlemail became gmail fairly recently)

    I backed up my contacts in the first list (using BB desktop) with a view to restoring them in the second.

    The good news is that the first list has now gone.
    The bad news is that the backed up contacts cant be restored!!!
    It says there are 285 entries but they are dimmed, and "Dimmed entries are read-only data types and cannot be restored"

    Im not sure I get why the system allows you to back things up and then not be able to restore them? In fact it worse than not backing up at all as it leads you into a false sense of security.

    Does anyone know how to restore the backed up contacts, or why they are now "greyed out"...

    This is driving me mad!
    03-19-11 01:03 PM
  4. shirish parekh's Avatar
    same with me and need solution
    05-04-12 03:07 AM
  5. iansantos17's Avatar
    You can do it manually. Pick one contact you want to save to your phone. Now go to your one contact you want to merge. Copy all the numbers, email addresses, etc., then paste it on the other contact you want to save to your contact.
    05-04-12 04:47 AM
  6. jedi214's Avatar
    Had the same problem and I found an easier way to fix this by accident if you don't mind installing apps called Advance Os and Led Notification its free in Appworld
    In the app option you can move delete your contact list its much easier then copy paste method hope this help

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    dejbrown and C00TS like this.
    05-04-12 05:56 AM
  7. dejbrown's Avatar
    Worked like a charm!!
    11-26-12 02:50 PM
  8. tcb83's Avatar
    Excellent discovery
    worked for me
    10-21-13 08:42 AM
  9. rhezairawan's Avatar
    Thank you... so helped and answered my problem
    03-04-16 09:48 PM