Thanks to all and Happy Thanksgiving. Stretchedthin's video worked perfectly. And I am most happy that all my names and phone numbers are saved too. Don't know whether to attribute that to gsrync or to Skype, but, whatever/whoever, its great news.
The reason for my recent install situation is that the screen went dark on my T42. Started slowly a week or so ago. I would close the lid and it would brighten up again, but eventually became unusable except with an external monitor. As Harry's Business Machines needed a couple of days to get the part, and as I couldn't be without for that long (we lawyers now serve and get served with pleadings online), I fired up my spare T42 and copied important files over. Then I realized that I should install my gsrync backup copies instead (to get the hidden files) and that worked amazingly well.
Again, happy Thanksgiving to all who helped me with Skype and to all the folks at Vector. I did without Skype for 60 some years but now have trouble getting along without it for a few days.