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Opening backup files

I cannot open the backup ipd files.

Elite I
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Re: Opening backup files

Hi there,

The backup files keep the data for the Desktop Software to restore them to your phone if needed. The files cannot be opened as they can only be read by other software (e.g. the Desktop Software).

You can try a third party program such as ABC Amber BlackBerry Converter for assistance as this program can apparently read the data stored in the .ipd backup files.

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Re: Opening backup files

ABC Amber now has another name, BlackBerry Backup Extractor, noted below.


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
For .bbb backup files, use this macro to extract seven "primary" IPD files (Address Book, Calendar, SMS Messages, Tasks, Memos, PIN Messages and Phone Call Logs)
IPD bbb Extract macro https://sites.google.com/site/ipdbbbextract
These IPD files can subsequently be used as inputs to the other macro, IPD Parse, to produce reports.

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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