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New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎09-08-2012
My Device: PlayBook 2.0.1.358
My Carrier: N/A

Re: PB backup file (bbb) not listed when trying to 'Select a backup file to restore'

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Same error message w/ BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0.2.45.

 

Any other thoughts / recommendations?

 

Do you know which Windows program will open up the TAR files? I would at least like to get the pics and videos out of my backup if I can't restore. I tried BlackBerry Backup Extractor 0.94 but it crashed trying to open my 4.5Gb backup.

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Posts: 21,960
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: PB backup file (bbb) not listed when trying to 'Select a backup file to restore'

I haven't tried it but Winzip supposedly opens .tar files.

This was a major security hole that RIM was working on plugging as of last year. I didn't follow the issue so I don't know when/how they addressed it.


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New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎09-08-2012
My Device: PlayBook 2.0.1.358
My Carrier: N/A

Re: PB backup file (bbb) not listed when trying to 'Select a backup file to restore'

I can't open any of the TAR files in WinZip, WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc.

 

What a brilliant idea to wipe all the data off the tablet during an upgrade