04-21-2010 05:59 AM
I have been having a conversation in Messenger that has suddenly turned out to be very legally important, and I now desperately need to document that conversation. If I don't have some sort of proof of what was said, it could cause quite a few problems for me.
I need to document about 5 days worth of the conversation, but I only had about 3 days viewable in the device. I back up and sync my device to my desktop frequently, so I have backups within the time frame that I need, but when I try to restore the database files for messenger, the conversations are totally gone!
Also, when the restore process failed for the older messenger db, I tried to restore to the latest backup (which I made just a few minutes ago), and even that one is giving me nothing - no conversations whatsoever!
What's up with this? Am I doing something wrong, or does RIM just not think it's worth a few kb of storage on my pc to backup the messenger conversations when I do a manual backup of my entire device?
I'm kind of freaking out, too, cuz everything I read on this forum and others talks about restoring the app, or restoring contacts, but I can't find a single thread that talks about restoring conversations.
I have only a partial backup of the stuff that was on my device an hour ago, and I can't even get that stuff loaded back on now.
Please tell me I'm not totally screwed.
04-21-2010 07:03 AM
Use the IPD backup file with a PC application like ABC Amber IPD Extractor or MenaStep's Magic Berry to extract the IPD file and get the information you need from the back up.
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