…to reload Lifeblog objects from the phone
Consider the following use case: by coincidence -or due to hardware failure- you have lost some of your Lifeblog data on the PC. But you still have it on the Mobile. Now you would like to restore the “lost” items on the PC from the Mobile.
This case is not so uncommon since items are not deleted automatically from mobile Lifeblog after synchronization anymore.
A normal synchronization between mobile Lifeblog and PC Lifeblog does not help in such a case, because Lifeblog 2.X only considers mobile items for synchronization that are either new or changed. And latter characteristic is the one that we can use for this small “hack”:
In the Timeline in mobile Lifeblog, select “Options” -> “Mark/Unmark” -> “Mark all”.
Afterwards, select “Options” -> “Make favourite”. Then start the synchronization. You might grab a cup of coffee now. 😉
With or without coffee, afterwards all your mobile Lifeblog items should be on the PC again. In the Favourites, you have to do a bit of clean-up now: you have to un-Favouritize the ones that received the Favourite status due to the “hack”.
I have to admit that this post was inspired by Jonathan’s comment on Ivan Kuznetsov’s blog: