ARGH! I'm wrong! The PALM must come first, then NUDC! From the HD, look at Library/Application Support/Palm Hotsync/Conduits/. You should see inside that folder the "Now Contact Conduit" and the "Now Up-To-Date Conduit." Those are the two members that must exist for the syncing to work and if my memory serves they come from NOW and not PALM.

Sorry about that. Nice catch with the question about which files. Made me do the research instead of just trying to pull up from my brain. I've slept since then.
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