1. dm4nn's Avatar
    hi there, i have backed up my blackberry data onto my laptop (windows 7 )...
    but when i go into my documents and try and open, it tells me it cant open it and try web or choose a program to open,..............but which one?.

    i see this...



    then if i click on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th ones, i see this -




    all im looking to do is back up my address book and messages, and be able to view them on my pc...



    the blackberry is still connected to my laptop...

    thanks.
    Last edited by dm4nn; 02-26-11 at 10:19 AM.
    02-26-11 09:56 AM
  2. aznlgcy's Avatar
    Cause the file is readable by Desktop Manager and nothing by default in Windows. Why do you wnt to read the file or even open it?

    Usually you back up and then restore through Desktop Manager
    02-26-11 10:03 AM
  3. dm4nn's Avatar
    Cause the file is readable by Desktop Manager and nothing by default in Windows. Why do you wnt to read the file or even open it?

    Usually you back up and then restore through Desktop Manager
    thanks, what does that mean?..

    well im looking to back up my text messages, contacts, but when i backed it all up, it said all backed up, but i cant see the messages...
    Last edited by dm4nn; 02-26-11 at 10:19 AM.
    02-26-11 10:05 AM
  4. aznlgcy's Avatar
    All your text messages, contacts are all within the .ipd file. As long as when you selected back up, you backed up in full. (In DM6)
    02-26-11 10:30 AM
  5. dm4nn's Avatar
    All your text messages, contacts are all within the .ipd file. As long as when you selected back up, you backed up in full. (In DM6)
    thanks, but so if i need to view a message it would be hard to trace wouldn't it with all those files....it could be anywhere....
    02-26-11 10:41 AM
  6. aznlgcy's Avatar
    If you want to view the file on your PC. Try ABC Amber
    ABC Amber BlackBerry Converter will convert IPD to CSV, PST, Excel, XLS, TXT
    02-26-11 10:45 AM
  7. dm4nn's Avatar
    If you want to view the file on your PC. Try ABC Amber
    ABC Amber BlackBerry Converter will convert IPD to CSV, PST, Excel, XLS, TXT
    thanks, so let me get this correct here,.....

    i back up my data such as SMS and adress book etc, but even though they are backed up, i cannot see them unless i download something else what can open it?.

    also how would i even know where the SMS message files are?....
    what are they named?.
    is it really this hard to just take a look at backed up SMS messages / address book with blackberry?.



    i never saw this much issue with nokia...you could see everything right there.

    thanks.
    Last edited by dm4nn; 02-26-11 at 11:20 AM.
    02-26-11 10:50 AM
  8. rapanui21's Avatar
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    05-26-11 08:28 AM
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