12-25-2012 08:01 AM
It is according to how the contacts will be used on your PC.
Your BlackBerry Desktop Software will easily sync to MS Outlook.
You can also use older version of the Desktop Software to sync the BlackBerry device data to a CSV ascii data file which can then be opened in an Excel file.
A couple of options for extracting and viewing data from a the backup files. (made using the BlackBerry Desktop Software on your PC).
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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