PsiWin 2.3.3 for EPOC
If you want to connect your Psion to your PC then you will need the appropriate software plus an RS232 serial cable.
Windows Vista and PsiWin 2.3.3
Reports on the Psion Place forum and Psion Digest are that PsiWin 2.3.3 works fine with Windows Vista, one user reported that it may require some tweaking to get it to work properly.
(See Psion Place forum for more details -- also search the forum for PsiWin and Vista for the latest information).
About PsiWin 2.3.3
There are now a number of different applications which will allow you to do this, the most popular of which is EPOC Connect, which is badged by Psion as PsiWin; the latest version is PsiWin 2.3.3.
This page covers PsiWin 2.3.3, although a number of alternative applications are also commented on at the bottom of the page.
You can use PsiWin to connect the following PDAs
to a PC running
Note: If you want to connect a Psion SIBO PDA to Windows 3.1x then you will need to use PsiWin 1.1.
Using PsiWin 2.3.3
PsiWin & Windows XP or Vista
PsiWin 2.3.3 will run under Windows XP and Vista (I recommend that you use PsiWin 2.3.3 with XP or Vista, as I know of people who have had problems even with PsiWin 2.3.2). Note that PsiWin is not network aware and offers no options for node installations. If you install it under the Administrator account then only the Administrator will be able to use PsiWin; if you install under a User Account then the user will be able to use PsiWin AND so will the Administrator. So think about how you will use PsiWin before you install it.
Check out the cables page for options on how to connect your Psion to your PC or laptop via serial cable, USB or InfraRed.
If you are having real problems connecting to either PsiWin 1.1 or PsiWin 2.x you can test to see whether your Psion and Windows are even communicating at the most basic level by opening up the COMMS application on your Psion and HyperTerminal on your PC. More details can be found at Mike McConnell's excellent website www.mgmcc.myby.co.uk under General Info, then click on Comms-Hyper.
EPOC R5 / Symbian OS v.5 files can be converted to PC format and vice versa.
Convertion is done via a drag-and-drop method, or via the
Please note that converstion to and from Microsoft Access is limited as the built-in Data application is not a relational database. In my experience it is best to convert to a Comma Separated Values (.CSV) file.
Synchronisation & problems
Convertion to and from PIM applications, such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Organiser are best done via Synchronisation. Personally I do not know of any other way to do this.
If you are experiencing problems synchronising between your Psion and Microsoft Outlook it may be that your .pst file has errors in it -- this sometimes happens. Outlook installs with a tool to repair problems with your .pst file, called the Inbox Repair Tool (SCANPST.EXE) and is located in:
Older versions may have:
Simply run the program, locate your .pst file and press the "Start" button.
Your .pst file is located (in Windows XP) in
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
where "USERNAME" is your login name.
PsiWin 2.3.3 is excellent for installing Psion applications. Once PsiWin is installed simply double-click on a .SIS file on your PC and the PsiWin 'Install New Program' application will run, connecting to your Psion and installing the new application on your PDA.
For applications with no .SIS installation program you can use the drag-and-drop method to copy files to the appropriate folder on your Psion.
PsiWin 2.3.3 also makes backing-up files simple. I use both PsiWin 1.1 and PsiWin 2.3.3 to backup my 3mx, and PsiWin 2.3.3 to backup my 5mx.
Lotus Organizer 5.0 and 6.0
|Plug-in for Lotus Organiser 5.0 / 6.0 (Zip, 1.34 MB)|
This is what the Psion website says about this plug-in:
"This is a plug-in synchronizer for PsiWin 2.3.1 which provides synchronization for Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0 Calendar and Address Book. This plug-in is not supported for use with PsiWin 2.3.3. Lotus Organizer does not incorporate a native email application.
The plug-in enables: Revo, Series 3, 5, 5mx and Series 7 Agenda files (appointments, events, to-dos and anniversaries) to be synchronised with Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0 Calendar.
Revo, Series 5mx and Series 7 Contacts file to be synchronised with a Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0 Contacts list."
Upgrading from SIBO
The Upgrade command will check all the files on a Series 3 range Psion and copy and upgrade any files it can to your new Psion (Series 5 or later).
To start the upgrade
With PsiWin 2.3.3 you can convert EPOC files to
Personal Information Managers (PIMs)
For synchronizing these and other, more recent PIMs check out the Other section.
Requires Email Syncronization to be installed on the Psion machine.