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    Default **Updated**How To Back-up 3rd Party Applications**Updated

    Ok, so you need to back-up your 3rd Party Apps: a) because you want to or B) because you are about to wipe your device. Well, heres a How-To to get the job done. Here we go:

    1)Download & install the newest Desktop Manager Version HERE

    2) Connect BB

    3) Open DM

    4) Select Switch Device Wizard

    5) Select Switch BB Devices

    6) Select Next

    7) Select USB & then your PIN #

    8) Select Next. Enter your Password if required

    9) Uncheck User Data & Settings and also Include Messages so that only 3rd Party Apps is selected

    10) Select Next

    11) When it's done backing up leave the screen as is.
    DO NOT select Next or Cancel

    12) Search your computer Folders & Files for a folder with your PIN # as the name. DEFINITELY check System Files & Hidden Files as well

    13) After you find it, copy it & SAVE it to a easy accessible place

    14) Go back to the Switch Device Wizard page that we left alone & cancel it. ALSO, check and make sure the folder IS saved before Canceling or the folder will be LOST

    15) You can now wipe the device with JL_Cmder

    RESTORATION

    1) After you've loaded the OS go back & run the Apploader & Select ADD

    2) "Browse" to find the folder we saved with your PIN # and Double click on the file named yourpin.alx.

    3) Your 3rd Party Apps should appear in the Apploader screen

    4) Select Finish to load Apps to device

    5) Now you may restore other data from a previous backup.


    ***UPDATE FOR DM 4.7***

    1) Plug in device>Open DM>Device Switch Wizard

    2) DSW>BlackBerry devices

    3) Make sure ONLY 3rd Party Applications is checked>Select Next

    4) DM will back up 3rd party apps, when finished DO NOT select Next or Cancel!!!

    5) Search your computer Files & Folders and DEFINITELY make sure to search HIDDEN FILES & FOLDERS for a folder with the same name as your PIN and a .alx file.

    6) Move both the folder and .alx file to an easy a
    accessible place you remember.

    7) Go back to the DM and cancel the process.



    PIN Folder- Search Method for VISTA Users

    1) Click Start Circle

    2) Click on Help & Support

    3) Enter "Search Folder"

    4) Click on "Find a file or folder"

    5) Click on "To find a file or folder using the Search folder"

    6) Click on "Click to open search"

    7) Click on the expand arrow next to "Advanced Search"

    8) Click on "Location" and use Local Disk C: (usually!)

    9) Enter the PIN of your BB under "Name"

    10) Make sure the box is checked next to "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files"


    If you do not want to follow those instructions you may take this path also:

    C:\Users\[name]\AppData\Local\Temp

    Thanks to jfksabal for the Vista search process.





    RESTORE PROCESS

    1) Plug in device>Open Desktop Manager

    2) Select Apploader>Add/Remove Applications

    3) Select Add

    4) Browse to Folder named your PIN #

    5) Select the .alx file and Select Open>Select Next

    This Tutorial was made by Crucial_Xtreme. Please do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere without my permission. You may however, post links. Thank you very much and I hope this helps atleast one person.
    Last edited by Crucial_Xtreme; 12-30-2008 at 08:55 PM.
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    ooo great info! is this full proof if done right?
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    Great great great guide Crucial!!! Thanks! Much appreciated

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    Awesome post Crucial! Thanks for the guide.
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    Thanks! Another thread to subscribe to.
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    Cool. Needs a Sticky for newbies
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    I did this the other day and it works great - thanks!
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    You all are welcome. I hope this helps from time to time. And I would like to thank Amazinglygraceless, because I do not use a password, and he reminded me to mention it, so thanks AG.

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    Crucial, I am going to link to this thread in another I have about the "proper method for upgrading"!! This is very nice info and it is nice to have it consolidated

    Let me know if you do not want me to link to your info... if not, I have other sources that detail the process that I can link to as well!!

    Here is the post I am including your info in : http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/pro...59/#post513342
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcclure937 View Post
    Crucial, I am going to link to this thread in another I have about the "proper method for upgrading"!! This is very nice info and it is nice to have it consolidated

    Let me know if you do not want me to link to your info... if not, I have other sources that detail the process that I can link to as well!!

    Here is the post I am including your info in : http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/pro...59/#post513342
    But of course.
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    Very Nice!

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    OK, I must be a total dummy because I have tried to do this twice now and both times when I did the search of my computer, the search results came up empty. I've been following the instructions to the letter. Can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong?
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    You definitely need to contact Kevin or a site mod and get this posted in the How-To section of the forum!! This is a great resource!!
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    @the.question: you have to search "hidden files". That is 9/10 where it's going to be. Make sure to check "system files" also, but 9 times out of 10 it's in the "hidden files".

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    I thought I had hidden files checked, but I guess that was not the case. Like I said, total dummy. Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the.question View Post
    I thought I had hidden files checked, but I guess that was not the case. Like I said, total dummy. Thanks for the help.
    No problem. Glad to help, thats what we're here for.
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    Not sure if this will matter, but I did this on 2 PC's
    one with DM 4.2 one with DM 4.5.

    The 4.2 machine picked up everything, the 4.5 one
    skipped 3 apps, any clues?
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    Which apps did it miss? I haven't had 4.5 miss anything thus far

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    TellMe, Instango and WeatherEye.

    Just did both again to confirm, and same thing happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazinglygraceless View Post
    TellMe, Instango and WeatherEye.

    Just did both again to confirm, and same thing happened.
    I'm not going to ask you if you're following all the steps because I know you are. lol. I just backed mine up, and it was fine. I'm not running too many; 2 themes, CB launcher, Gmail, & Viigo. I'm at a loss AG.
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    Not a big deal, I know where to get those apps from
    so it's all good. Just a weird quirk (or my BB bad karma - and you
    know what I'm talkin' 'bout )

    The how too is still good. Pat yourself on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazinglygraceless View Post
    Not a big deal, I know where to get those apps from
    so it's all good. Just a weird quirk (or my BB bad karma - and you
    know what I'm talkin' 'bout )

    The how too is still good. Pat yourself on the back.
    Thanks, but now I'm wondering if this is a problem for everyone, or is it just you(lol..no disrespect), or is it maybe those apps in particular? But you said it works just fine on DM 4.2 right? ~Sighs~~
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    This is a very good method. I have seen this on BBF and I always keep a up to date back up before I do a OS install incase the install goes bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    This is a very good method. I have seen this on BBF and I always keep a up to date back up before I do a OS install incase the install goes bad.
    Yeah definitely, thnx Garz. I walked my wife through upgrading the other day when I was at work. There was a storm outside(I didn't know about) and the power went out. Of course, she lost everything. So, I walked her through this when I got home, and now it's a ritual.
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