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Registered: ‎06-19-2009
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Printing texts messages

Greeting to everyone. 

 

I have posted a few times looking for a way to print some SMS for legal purposes.  I use an old BB Pearl 8120, on T-Mobile.  I do not have interent service on my phone. 

 

The basic response is to forward to myself via email.  Well, I probably have 500 or so SMS that I need printed from one specific sender.  OTHER than forward as email, is there a better way to retrieve my SMS (i've backed them up on my computer via BB desktop, its in .idp format)???? 

 

I desperately need help.  Anyone?????

 

Thanks. 

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Printing texts messages

Yep, it's been answered in the forum here many times.

 

You need to use a PC software like MagicBerry or ABC Amber IPD Extractor to read the IPD file, and from there you can print your SMS messages.

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Re: Printing texts messages

Sanders,

 

Thank you. 

 

That link sent me to this page www.elcomsoft.com

 

I purchased the basic version for $49.99.  However, every time i try to install it, my AVG antivirus says it is infected & wont let me install it.  Do you know of any issues there? 

 

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Printing texts messages

I know of no issues with that company, they are credible. I don't know why your anti-virus is bothered by it, but I would still caution you to be careful and make certain that your AV is not just detecting a false positive.

 

 

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Re: Printing texts messages

Another option for you is MagicBerry... it is free.

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Device-software-for-BlackBerry/MagicBerry-IPD-Reader-updated-...

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Re: Printing texts messages

Go to my website https://sites.google.com/site/ipdparse Download the Excel IPD Parse macro and documentation. It parses any IPD file and produces text files / reports, including SMS Messages. This macro will solve your problem. All my services are free. This maco is running in numerous countries around the world, including on 4 continents ! I am an individual, not a company. My email address is on my website if you need to contact me. Mike