Whay am I doing wrong with the Pim.vol?

I noticed almost 900 views on my thread: "Need help restoring contacts..." 'under HTC Polaris: Touch Cruise ' page, but no replies...and I apoligize in advance to the moderators if I'm breakin' a rule by posting on the ?&answers page but, I've spent weeks/months reading other similar problems from multiply sites but this site seems to be filled w/the most knowledgeable people who are seemingly wanting to help

I've tried to do the whole copy/paste Pim.vol, renaming the old one and deleting it, soft reset...but still...exact same-same. What the heck am I doing wrong?
A few times the process bricked it, but somehow I've got it back to what it was like in May...when all this started...all post May calls since are gone but they're just numbers w/out names, so no bother as i don't wanna possibly write over Pim and 4ever write over info. Strange how SMS's are still up to date tho and with the right contact names.
Also, I can read thru the Pim on my laptop w/the Pim.vol Extractor which this site linked me to, (thank you) and can see all the info jumbled up...but it would take months to redo by hand.

Please, someone out there has gotta know what I'm doing wrong and set me on the right course. I know I'm a bit of a tecknodork, but I'm not clueless as how to fuss w/puters and such. And since reading so much of this site, I'd really like to flash my phone to Android OS, but I'm scared I'll never get the contacts and calender info back. Please,someone lend me a hand.

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