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Registered: ‎08-27-2009
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Restore Data Problems

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I am having issues with restoring data on my Blackberry Curve 8330. I am running BB DM and on my device v4.5.0.160.


I have a saved backup file from a while ago that I am trying to restore my contacts list and my messages list from. I'll list my procedure below for getting the error message:


Open Desktop Manager, type in device password, click on Backup and Restore, click on Advanced, click on File -> Open, select the file and open it, and I get a message that says "Error - The data was not recognized by the desktop."


Recently I have reinstalled windows to fix my slow computer, I reinstalled DM off the Blackberry.com website. And It won't let me open the file.


Does anyone have any advice on this? Thanks!

Message Edited by anotherdrumdude on 09-02-2009 03:08 PM
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Re: Restore Data Problems

Hi there!


This sounds strangly similar to this thread:


I suggest you keep an eye on that thread for helpful information...



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Registered: ‎08-27-2009
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Re: Restore Data Problems

You are right, that is the exact same problem. I'm surprised that I missed that thread, I combed through here for an hour! Will keep tabs, thanks!