How Do I ... Find my Device's User Name (Palm)

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Introduction

Your User Name is the way your device identifies itself to a desktop computer when you synchronize. That way, several devices (all with different user names) can synchronize to the same desktop computer, keeping the data separate.

When do I get to name my device?

When you first install Palm Desktop, and the first time you synchronize an unnamed device with your desktop computer, it asks you to assign a user name to the device you're synchronizing. HotSync Manager creates a user folder based on that name and stores all your data in your user folder. The next time you synchronize that device, it checks the user name assigned to the device and synchronizes the data on your handheld with the data in your user folder.

Unless you change your user name, this will always be the name associated with the data on your device.

What's my user name?

Find the User Name on your device

  1. Open the Applications launcher .
  2. From the category menu in the top right corner of the screen choose All.
  3. Tap the HotSync icon.
  4. Your user name appears in the top right corner of the screen. If no text appears there, no user name is currently assigned to your handheld.

Find the User Name in Palm Desktop

If you'll be editing your data in the Palm Desktop application, make sure you're editing your data and not someone else's.

  • Windows: choose your user name from the pull down menu near the top right corner.
  • Macintosh: choose your user name from the pull down menu near the top right corner of the tool bar.

 

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