Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • PEG-S300

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs the CLIÉ™ Handheld update for the following:
  • Updates the Palm OS to version 3.5.2, which resolves some third party application errors that occur when used with the CLIÉ.
  • Resolves the "File Error: [Application Name] DB Is An Illegal File, Or Some Error Has Occurred While Accessing This File" message that appears when copying an applications 'DB' files to a MemoryStick.
  • Increases copying performance to a MemoryStick.
  • Updates MemoryStick Gate to version 1.1, which enables three directories, one for MSFile, one for gMedia (new), and one for PictureGear (new).'

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Palm OS® Software 3.5.x

File Info

File Name


File Version

  • 2.07

File Size

  • 0.20 MB

Release Date

  • 07-30-2003

Before You Start

Important Notes
  • The Palm Desktop for Sony software must be already installed on the computer, and HotSync must be configured for synchronization in order to install this update.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install

Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the CLIEUPDT.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the CLIEUPDT.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "CLIE Update License Agreement" screen, read the License Agreement and select "I accept the terms in this license agreement," and then click Next to continue.
  4. At the "Location to Save Files" screen, click Next to accept the default directory (C:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\Add-on\update).
  5. When the "readme.txt" window appears, it is recommended to print out the readme file for later reference. Click the X at the top-right corner to close the "readme.txt" window.
  6. Connect the CLIÉ cradle to the computer via the USB port.
  7. Attach the supplied AC adapter to the CLIÉ cradle, and plug it into a power outlet.
  8. Place the CLIÉ in the cradle and power it on.
  9. On the computer, at the Windows desktop, click the Palm Desktop for Sony icon to launch the program.
  10. At the "Palm Desktop" window, click the Install button.
  11. At the "Install Tool" window, next to "User," click the down arrow and select the desired profile
  12. Click the Add button
  13. At the "Open" box, double-click the update folder to open it.
  14. Five files will be listed in the folder:
    • ExpansionMgr.prc
    • FormFixExtension.prc
    • MSGate.prc
    • UIAppShell.prc
    • Update352.prc
  15. Click to highlight the first file in the list.
  16. Press and hold the Shift key on the keyboard, and then click the last file in the list. This action will automatically select (highlight) every file in the list.
  17. Click the Open button.
  18. All five files should now appear in the "Install Tool" box. Click the Done Button.
  19. At the "Next time you perform a HotSync operation, the listed file(s) will be installed on your handheld" message, click OK.
  20. Click the X in the top-right corner to close the "Palm Desktop" window.
  21. At the Windows desktop, in the Taskbar located at the bottom-right corner, click the HotSync icon (looks like a red and blue arrow in a circle) and confirm "Local" is checked.
  22. Press the HotSync button located on the front panel of the CLIÉ cradle.
  23. Wait for the "You now need to reset your handheld computer by tapping the button below" message to appear on the CLIÉ, and then tap the reset button.
  24. After restarting, the system displays "Welcome to the Palm Computing Platform" and then the "Preferences" screen will appear.
  25. Set the time and date as appropriate.
Confirm a Successful Installation
  1. On the CLIÉ screen, tap the Home icon.
  2. At the Home screen, tap the MS Gate icon.
  3. Tap the down arrow located at the top-right of the screen, and select "Internal."
  4. Tap the down arrow located BELOW the one set at "Internal," and select "version."
  5. Scroll through the list of files and verify the following listings exist:
    • "expn" files
      ExpansionMgr 3.5
    • "Ffix" files
      FormFix Extension 1.0
    • psysLaunchDB
      UIAppShell 2.0
    • "ptch" files
      Update 3.5.2 3.5.2
    The existence of these files confirm that the update of the Palm OS and Handheld software was successful. Please continue with step 6 below to verify the MS Gate update.
    NOTE: If these files are not listed, the update installation did not succeed. Please download and install the update again.
  6. Tap the Home icon located on the CLIÉ handheld panel.
  7. At the Home screen, tap the MS Gate icon.
  8. At the "MS Gate" screen, tap the MS Gate tab located at the top-left corner.
  9. From the MS Gate menu, tap "Options."
  10. From the Options menu, tap "About MS Gate."
  11. At the "About MS Gate" screen, it should state "MS Gate v. 1.1" in the lower-left corner.
    NOTE: If the MS Gate version does not state "v. 1.1", please download and install the update again.
  12. Please tap the OK button to close the "About MS Gate" window. Please refer to the readme.txt file that came with the update for further information and instructions to use the updated software.