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HP Jornada and Palmtop - Cannot Convert File, Unknown Error 80050154
The following error occurs when an HP Jornada or Palmtop PC is transferring to or receiving files from a desktop PC during synchronization:
“Cannot convert file <filename>. Unknown error 80050154”
This error message displays because the receiving device does not recognize the file type being sent to it. Install software on the receiving device that will recognize the file type.
Installing software on the receiving end provides the receiving device with the tools needed to open the file. Some software programs such as Microsoft (R) Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint create proprietary file types that can only be opened by the software that created them. If that software is not installed on the receiving device, the file cannot be converted.
For example, an Excel spreadsheet created on a HP Jornada cannot be transferred to a desktop PC if the desktop PC does not have Excel installed. During the synchronization process, the error 80050154 will display. Installing Excel to the desktop in this example provides the desktop PC with the tools needed to open the spreadsheet. After installing Excel, the spreadsheet will transfer without an error message.
note:Excel is used as an example only. Other file types may experience the same error message.
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