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Regular Contributor
Posts: 88
Registered: ‎09-02-2010
My Device: Q5
My Carrier: Vodafone

Where are stored / located the contacts list on the blackberry device

Dear support staff


from time to time they happen those APP ERROR 523, 205 and so on


With utilities like BBSAK or BBMCP, you still have access to the devices, but you can save/dump/delete .COD files and maybe input RIM command line interface commands (WOW!, thouhg)


So the point it is, .COD files looks like to do not contain the contacts.


Where are located the databases?

Is there any command line interface to dump them and save them in the case of APP ERRORs and white screens of death?


Thank you for your kind hints and replies



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Posts: 59,104
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Where are stored / located the contacts list on the blackberry device


Contacts are one of the databases stored in the protected AppMemory area, not accessible by any normal means. Rather, what one must do (IMHO) is practice good backup procedures...a recommended set for which is contained within the link in my auto-sig on this post.

Data recovery is not, and has never been, a reactive venture...protecting ones critical data is a matter of practicing good backup procedures on an ongoing basis.

Good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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