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Registered: ‎08-21-2012
My Device: Pearl 8120
My Carrier: Iusacell

Dead phones

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I have 2 black berry pearl- both are dead- tried new batteries and resetting. Nothing.... But.... I really would like to reteive the contacts in the phone... I did have an old sync of the contacts but I do not know what blackberry calls the file nor if it can be "saved" Does anyone know- or is this info lost?



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Re: Dead phones

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According to the version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software you used for the backup, you either created *.ipd or *.bbb files.


There are a couple of options for extracting and viewing data from a the backup files.

1. The IPD Parse macro is designed to read a Blackberry IPD file and create reports in MSWord or MSExcel. It is free, and you can find out more here: https://sites.google.com/site/ipdparse/home
2. Another options is MagicBerry from MenaStep... which extract from a backup IPD or BBB file, split IPD files, etc. http://menastep.com/pages/magicberry.php
3. Another IPD and BBB file utility is BlackBerry Backup Extractor, and is available for PC and Mac, and can be found here: http://www.blackberryconverter.com/ There is a free and paid version.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2012
My Device: Pearl 8120
My Carrier: Iusacell

Re: Dead phones

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Thank you for the repsonse. I cannot find any of these files. I do have files in the Reaseach in Motion File Folder from backup- that say Blackberry- intelisync. Inside there are a bunch of subfolders. I also see 1 file that is tooo small only 2Kb that saids address. any other ideas?