Today I would like to apply for Yesterday's "Darwin Award"
My contacts and calendar are synchronized across various locations ....
Google, and my Android Devices
My Phone Explorer
(PC app for syncing of android phones that I recommend to any android user)
as my contact list was getting a bit unmanageable, (My existing contacts are always transferred to a new phone on purchase), I decided to cull the old and unneeded entries. I chose to use outlook to do this as the tools are better for search and manipulation.
All fine to this point
as the direct integration between Outlook and Google servers are not the best I decided to try out the sync app that came with my phone.
This was a nice shiny app and it actually worked very well, I set it up to replace the data on the web with the data in outlook, this worked fine, unfortunately I did not check correctly which boxes I'd checked and this then proceeded to totally wipe my calendar on Google, which then automatically synchronized with all my devices.
Luckily I did have a Myphoneexplorer Backup from a few days ago so could restore most of what I'd lost
One thing that did surprise and worry me was that Google has no way of recovering a user's data
so one to think about