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This guide will show you how to use Activesync to easily back up your device and automatically back it up every time you dock your Pocket PC.
Step 1: Open Activesync on your desktop computer and go to the tools menu and choose backup/Restore.
Step 2: If this is your first backup, go ahead and choose the radio button that says "Full Backup"
Step 3: Take note of the "Incremental Backup" and the "Automatically back up each time the device connects" options. You can come back to this screen to set up Activesync to do incremental backups every time you sync your Pocket PC.
Incremental backup means that only things that have changed since your last backup will be backed up. It will save you a lot of time
Step 4: Hit the "Back Up Now" button.
Step 5: Let the backup complete without undocking your Pocket PC. It may take a few minutes the first time. If you go back and set it for "Incremental backups" - see step 3 above, then it will be even shorter.
Step 1: To restore after a hard reset or disaster, open Activesync on your desktop again and go to Tools> Backup/Restore (see step 1 in the backup portion) and choose the Restore Tab
Step 2: Push the "Restore Now" button and you are on your way to restoring your Pocket PC.