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what program open the.dat files from a BBB file

Hi does anyone know what program opens the.dat files in the BBB files.

I just did a backup to my pc of my Bold 9700, got the BBB files, converted them to zip and finally got the files, but they are in .dat and don't know what program is best. to view and open them. Tried notepad, word....but can't read the file. Any help, clue..

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Re: what program open the.dat files from a BBB file


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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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Re: what program open the.dat files from a BBB file

Thanks but of no help.

1st option after download does not find any file in the backup to convert.

2 nd does not get emails

3 the non paid version is of no help since I want to save my emails on my pc

 

Seems you gave me a very standard reply.

 

Please y really need some help.

This is crazy. I simply want to view my email and phone numbers and save them on my pc  

 

I just want to read the dat files and save them on my pc.

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Re: what program open the.dat files from a BBB file

Yes, you asked a very standard question.

 

#3 does not help you?

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Re: what program open the.dat files from a BBB file

no the 3 option only allows you to view file by file, and does not allow you to save the data in my pc.

thats why i asked if there was any program that allows me to open , view and save the dat files.

solution 3 would be great if i could save what i view...but is not the case.

any help. please

I am quiet desperate and can't understand how BBeerry has given no solution to such an ordinary issue.  

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Re: what program open the.dat files from a BBB file

maxmaxmax, please don't be a pill. Your initial post did not ask that specific question about email messages.

 


"but they are in .dat and don't know what program is best. to view and open them."


 

If you can be specific about which data you specifically wish to view, I might can be of help. I hope you don't wish to only nitpick over how I've answered you.

 

Is there something specific you're asking?

 

 

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Re: what program open urge files from a BBB file

I'm in urge of help. I have no other intention, but please get to the point.

I have done a backup of my phone, and I want to view and save the data in my PC.

I got to the point that when I viewed the files,they were in BBB format...to me totally unknown...I did some search on the web and got the answer on how to view them,,,,, by changing the bbb in zip.

I was then able to see that there were files. They were all in dat format. and that is when I asked for help.

I need to get all the info out (phone numbers, emails etc.)

Looked up some programs but none are of help and free. (cant save on PC etc)

I simply what to open, view and save the info on my PC.

Is that so complicated ..... really its driving me nuts.

Can't you understand my frustration...????

 

Thanks

 

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Re: what program open urge files from a BBB file

Understood.

 

Again, specifically, what data is it that you are specifically wanting to view on your desktop?

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Re: what program open urge files from a BBB file

emails and  phone numbers are the most urgent

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Re: what program open urge files from a BBB file

Emails, I don't believe that is possible. I've asked if it's possible.

 

Contacts (i.e., your "phone numbers") is fully possible with two of the PC software apps listed above.

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