1. yunghollywood718's Avatar
    I think i encrypted my memory card, then i unencrypted it and took the battery out for a few secs and i tried to play the file gain again on my computer, but it's still a .REM file. What else can i do ? Help Pleaseee.
    12-27-10 05:04 PM
  2. mitchsurp's Avatar
    I hate to tell you this, but your files are likely gone if you can't mount them in your BB.

    The thing about BB's memory card encryption is just that -- it's encryption. If it were easy to just convert the .rem files back to regular files, it'd be a terrible security method. The encryption is tied to the device and device password. If you don't have one of those, you can't decrypt the files.

    Unless you work for the NSA, I don't recommend EVER using the Encrypt Memory Card option.

    Some people claim to be able to convert -- I've just never seen it done. I learned the hard way, and I think you'll have to, too. Those files you wanted are likely gone forever.

    Don't ever use the Media Card Encryption unless you want to risk never getting that information back.
    12-27-10 06:24 PM
  3. Rootbrian's Avatar
    I hate to tell you this, but your files are likely gone if you can't mount them in your BB.

    The thing about BB's memory card encryption is just that -- it's encryption. If it were easy to just convert the .rem files back to regular files, it'd be a terrible security method. The encryption is tied to the device and device password. If you don't have one of those, you can't decrypt the files.

    Unless you work for the NSA, I don't recommend EVER using the Encrypt Memory Card option.

    Some people claim to be able to convert -- I've just never seen it done. I learned the hard way, and I think you'll have to, too. Those files you wanted are likely gone forever.

    Don't ever use the Media Card Encryption unless you want to risk never getting that information back.
    Extremely well said. I have never used that feature, ever, and I know what it can do, such as what you described.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-27-10 06:54 PM
  4. yunghollywood718's Avatar
    Thx guys. I know what you mean.
    12-28-10 09:51 AM
  5. silkymilky's Avatar
    If u have desktop manager 5 installed, the roxio media center that comes with it is able to decrypt any videos or pics that has the .rem extension. You can try that out and see what happens

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    12-28-10 11:20 AM
  6. bengo4's Avatar
    Just rename the file (not the extension, the file name).

    (For those with the same problem:) If you know your password, disable your memory card encryption &/or device memory media files, depending upon where you saved the file. (Go to "Security Options" in your Setup menu, then select "Encryption" and disable memory card encryption; and just in case, also select "No" under "Include Media Files" of Device Memory.) It will prompt you for your password to change these settings. Once you've changed these settings, go back to the video file in your phone and rename it. When you rename the file, it will also become unencrypted, and the .rem extension will automatically drop off the end.
    Last edited by bengo4; 03-13-11 at 05:53 PM. Reason: to more accurately respond to the post
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    03-13-11 05:34 PM
  7. a1w's Avatar
    Thanks, easiest method yet and works.
    02-23-13 01:03 PM
  8. 05expy's Avatar
    you are a life saver for this info i have over 100 videos on my bold 9900 that i was trying to transfer to my z1o and for the life of me i could not figure out how i just wanted to say thanks
    03-20-13 01:54 PM
  9. JD Fox Obua's Avatar
    thanks for what u share helps ..but I figure out a better way, if you don't know your password... just change it to device key then use your device password or if u don't have create a password with your phone then go back to decrypt it.
    08-29-13 02:29 AM
  10. Ola Kuforiji's Avatar
    This was very helpful. I followed the instructions and was able to solve the problem. I was so glad that I could transfer my pictures unto my laptop. God bless you.
    06-05-14 01:55 PM
  11. Fouzia Sideeqi's Avatar
    hey i also was facing the same issue with my blackberry 9900 and i followed the same method of device encryption disabling but when i go to the fone to rename the file it stucks and does not change the name any tip of how can this be helped???
    11-16-14 03:28 PM
  12. Rootbrian's Avatar
    hey i also was facing the same issue with my blackberry 9900 and i followed the same method of device encryption disabling but when i go to the fone to rename the file it stucks and does not change the name any tip of how can this be helped???
    If you are stuck with .rem files, there is NOTHING you can do about it. The files are damaged. Next time, don't use encryption on the memory card. Lesson learned.
    11-16-14 04:38 PM
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