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Associated Press

SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp. says owners of T-Mobile Sidekick phones who lost their contacts and other data in a server meltdown can now at least get their contact numbers back.

Phone numbers, photos, and other personal data started disappearing from Sidekick phones a week and half ago, as servers run by Microsoft broke down.

Microsoft says that customers who lost data can now use a recovery tool on The tool will only restore contacts, but Microsoft is working on also retrieving photos, notes, to-do lists, high scores and other data.