When syncing Contacts to Windows Contacts in Desktop Software for Windows an error is displayed "Error opening data store accessor object"

Article ID: KB32234

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 08-22-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows
  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.0
  • BlackBerry smartphones
  • Windows Contacts
  • DT 5643680

When attempting to sync the BlackBerry smartphone contacts with Windows Contacts an error is displayed

"Error opening data store accessor object".


This is caused by moving the Windows Contacts from the standard location of C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Contacts to a non-standard location.


This is a previously reported issue that is being investigated by our development team. A resolution is currently unavailable.


Change the location of the Windows Contacts back to the default location

  1. Right-click on the Windows Contacts folder
  2. Click on Location
  3. Click on Restore Default
  4. Select Apply
  5. Choose Yes when prompted to create the folder in C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Contacts
  6. Choose Yes when prompted to move the files into the new location
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Creating a shortcut to the Windows Contacts will restore the functionality desired by moving the folder's location.


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