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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎05-23-2012
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Orange

SMS/Message log location

Hello,

 

I would like to connect my BB to my PC to check the logs of sms/messages.

I would like to finally be able to see some info I can't acces directly on device (when an sms I sent was actually received for example, etc.), but so far, I can't even find the location of these logs...

 

Do you know where I can find data files with messages/sms sent/received when I connect my BB to my PC????

 

Many thanks for you help!

C

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: SMS/Message log location

You can only see when the SMS was received, not when it was sent.

 

If you wish to view your SMS messages on the PC, first do a backup of the device using the BlackBerry desktop software.

 

Then, 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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Registered: ‎05-23-2012
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Re: SMS/Message log location

Thanks for your help!

 

But I have the 'recorded delivery' on, and I can see the 'R' appearing when message is delivered. So it means that, for sure, some info is sent to my mobile and saved somewhere when my sent message is received! The ony thing is to find where this info is saved Smiley Happy

 

Any idea???

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Re: SMS/Message log location

Nope. But again, it will only state when the message was delivered to your device, not when it was sent from the other device. That information is stated within each SMS record.

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Registered: ‎05-23-2012
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Re: SMS/Message log location

It is the opposite:

1) I sent a message (saved on my BB)

2) I received a sent confirmation (the 'V' next to the message -> info from server it was sent and saved on my BB)

3) not reception...

4) I finally received a received confirmaton (the 'R' appearing over the 'V' to say it was received -> info from the server that the recipient received my message, and this info, shown by the 'R' should most probably be saved somewhere on my BB as it is shown on my device, and was only shown when info was received from server!)

 

Now, we have to find where it is saved Smiley Wink And I think we can only find it by plugging the BB on a PC and searching for internal logs...

 

Any idea???

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Re: SMS/Message log location

Ok. I see.

 

I've given you three choices on how to extract information from the backup logs. That's one place to look.

 

Otherwise, I really don't know. Perhaps someone else here will drop in with a suggestion.

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