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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-02-2012
My Device: Curve 8520

Backup of phonebook (8520 & 9220)

Hi there,


I am using Curve 8520 and 9220 and have some double entries of contacts in my phonebook and want to delete the duplicate ones.


Also wanted to know if there is any procedure to take back up of phonebook only in MS-Excel format?


Thanks & Regards



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Re: Backup of phonebook (8520 & 9220)



First off, for backups in general, refer to this:

For duplication resolution, what I think you should do is, rather than export, choose a compatible desktop PIM to synchronize with your BB:

  • KB12268Synchronization support for BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows

Then install and configure the Desktop Software to synchronize between the two:

  • KB03315 How to setup organizer data synchronization using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Then, you can use the organizer app on your PC to clean up your data, and your corrections will reconcile back to the BB.

rohitabi wrote:


Also wanted to know if there is any procedure to take back up of phonebook only in MS-Excel format?

There is, with older Desktop Software versions (prior to 7.0, as I recall), the ability to export to Excel (CSV actually, but that's compatible to Excel):

  • KB11194 How to import contacts from a CSV file to the BlackBerry device

Good luck and let us know!


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