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After continually reinstalling my PocketBuilder application, ASA, and PocketBuilder on my Symbol handheld scanner unit each time I rebooted the unit, I felt "enough is enough..." WinCE units have volatile and non-volatile memory. By default, applications are installed into volatile memory and will be wiped out each time the unit is hard reset. Within the "My Device" area on WinCE, the two directories Application and Platform are non-volatile (see Figure 1). Anything put in these two directories will remain even after a cold boot. CAB files placed in the application directory will be automatically run on a hard reset but unfortunately get deleted once they've been executed. Making the CAB files read-only means they won't get deleted and would seem like the answer to my problem. Unfortunately the files will also be executed on a soft reset. Added to this, each time a... (more)