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Old 05-16-2007, 10:26 PM
tigerbyte0
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Default WM6 CALENDAR REMINDER WONT PLAY WAV FILE

I want a .wav file to play when the device is in Normal mode and a calendar reminder pops up 15 mins prior to a meeting. No matter what I set in the profiles section and the settings->sounds section it won't play my .wav file. Can anyone tell me what may be wrong? Thx!!
 
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:56 AM
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I am assuming that you have a Dash that you upgraded to WM6.

I am also seeing the same problem. :twisted: The sound won't play in Normal mode. I use the phone in Vibrate mode most of the time, so don't feel the pain much. But I think time has come for me to dig deep and find what is causing this. :?
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:34 AM
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Yep it just vibrates. Easier to test if you just goto settings->sounds and select menu play and it won't play. :evil:
 
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:46 AM
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Figured out a solution. The problem was that the "Reminder" entries were missing from my Normal profile. I mean if you go into Meeting profile, you will see entries for Ring, Alarm, Reminder, Notification and System sound. But for the Normal, the Reminder was missing.

The solution - add it in.

Steps:
1. Start->Settings->Profiles->Normal->Edit
2. Change any one of the entries, just just it and click Done. This creates a profile XML file in the \Application Data\Profiles. Called "Normal.prof.XML". It is hidden so you will have to enable viewing of hidden files to view it.
3. Copy the file over to your PC.
4. Open the file in Notepad.
5. You will see the following content, or similar depending on your settings.
Code:
<characteristic type="Normal">
    <characteristic type="Registry">
        <characteristic type="HKCU\ControlPanel\Profiles\Normal">
            <parm name="Name" value="Normal"/>
        </characteristic>
    </characteristic>
    <characteristic type="Sounds">
        <parm name="RingTypeAll" value="c50apw3c150r"/>
    </characteristic>
    <characteristic type="Registry">
        <characteristic type="HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories">
            <characteristic type="Ring">
                <parm name="InitVol" value="4"/>
            </characteristic>
            <characteristic type="Alarm">
                <parm name="Script" value="pw10pw10c110pw10c110pw30c110pw30c110pw30c110pw120c110pw300c110p"/>
                <parm name="InitVol" value="4"/>
            </characteristic>
            <characteristic type="Notification">
                <parm name="Script" value="p"/>
                <parm name="InitVol" value="2"/>
            </characteristic>
        </characteristic>
    </characteristic>
    <characteristic type="Sounds">
        <characteristic type="System">
	        <parm name="InitVol" value="0"/>
        </characteristic>
    </characteristic>
</characteristic>
6. Add this section to the file.
Code:
<characteristic type="Reminder">
       <parm name="Script" value="p"/>
       <parm name="InitVol" value="3"/>
</characteristic>
So that your file looks like this. The Reminder section was added after the Alarm section. Double check the edit.

Code:
<characteristic type="Normal">
    <characteristic type="Registry">
        <characteristic type="HKCU\ControlPanel\Profiles\Normal">
            <parm name="Name" value="Normal"/>
        </characteristic>
    </characteristic>
    <characteristic type="Sounds">
        <parm name="RingTypeAll" value="c50apw3c150r"/>
    </characteristic>
    <characteristic type="Registry">
        <characteristic type="HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories">
            <characteristic type="Ring">
                <parm name="InitVol" value="4"/>
            </characteristic>
            <characteristic type="Alarm">
                <parm name="Script" value="pw10pw10c110pw10c110pw30c110pw30c110pw30c110pw120c110pw300c110p"/>
                <parm name="InitVol" value="4"/>
            </characteristic>
            <characteristic type="Reminder">
                <parm name="Script" value="p"/>
                <parm name="InitVol" value="3"/>
            </characteristic>
            <characteristic type="Notification">
                <parm name="Script" value="p"/>
                <parm name="InitVol" value="2"/>
            </characteristic>
        </characteristic>
    </characteristic>
    <characteristic type="Sounds">
        <characteristic type="System">
	        <parm name="InitVol" value="0"/>
        </characteristic>
    </characteristic>
</characteristic>

7. Save the file. Also, save the original file in a different location or name.
8. Copy the file over to the smartphone \Application Data\Profiles
9. Launch the Start->Settings->Profiles->Normal->Edit, you will see the Reminder entries. :-)

Let me know if this works.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:57 AM
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Default I'm slow...just getting around to trying.

Kris - thanks now that I have some time - I went to get the XML file in the \Application Data\Profiles called "Normal.prof.XML" however...its named Normal.Prof on the device and when I try to copy it to my laptop XP directory it isn't showing up. I tried renaming it...still having problems seeing the file. Windows is telling me its there, do I want to replace it. View folder properties is set to show hidden files.
 
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:00 PM
libove
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Default Silent.prof.xml just won't be accepted by my Dash with WM6

I have a T-Mobile Dash with the official (T-Mobile supplied) Windows Mobile 6 upgrade.
I'm using ActiveSync v4.5 on an SP XP2 (i386) system, with all patches applied.

I am trying to fix the commonly reported problem where certain Profiles don't have the Reminder section, so in my case I cannot stop Reminders from vibrating.

I have followed the instructions which I have found here and elsewhere, including trying to set the System attribute on the \Application Data\Profiles\Silent.prof.xml file.
I say "trying to" set the System attribute because I don't seem to be able to do it.
The built-in File Explorer in WM6 can't set that attribute.
Ghisler TotalCommander v2.0 didn't seem to report the actual setting of the System attribute, and TotalCommander v2.5 (public beta 2) doesn't seem to be able to set the attribute.

The symptom is again a common one - that once the Silent profile is copied and edited, any attempt to select that profile results in the Silent profile name very briefly appearing on the home screen and then immediately reverting to the previously selected profile; and any attempt to edit the Silent profile in the phone's built-in profile editor is simply ignored.

I'd appreciate advice on how else I might get the System attribute set, and get this %#%$#% problem fixed so that I can actually make the phone totally silent.

Thanks!
-Jay
 
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:34 PM
PG9999
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Hi Kris Kumar,

I tried your solution and copy the modified file to my phone. when I go to profile and choose normal to edit I can't not edit this profile. the edit page won't show up. what did i do wrong? your advice is greatly appriciated.
 
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