BlackBerry Backup Extractor - Help & support
What does the BlackBerry Backup Extractor do?
The BlackBerry Backup Extractor can extract files from BlackBerry Desktop Software backups of your BlackBerry data.
Restoring extracted files to my BlackBerry
Importing contacts from VCard or VCF
Importing your contacts into Outlook, Google Mail, or other modern email systems is easy. Our blog describes how to import your BlackBerry VCard contacts into Google Mail.
Where does BlackBerry Desktop Manager store its backups?
Under Windows XP, BlackBerry Desktop Manager will store backups in \Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Document\BlackBerry.
Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, BlackBerry Desktop Manager will store backups in \Users\USERNAME\Documents\BlackBerry.
Can I use the BlackBerry Backup Extractor on a computer without BlackBerry Desktop Manager?
The BlackBerry Backup Extractor will automatically search in the default BlackBerry Desktop Manager backup location for your backups. However, the software doesn't require that BlackBerry Desktop Manager is installed on the computer on which you use it. You can copy your backups to another machine and use the BlackBerry Backup Extractor there. It is possible to extract on Windows from a backup made under OS X, and vice-versa.
Are data recovered with the BlackBerry Backup Extractor forensically sound?
Yes, data files are. The files are not manipulated in any way in the backup or reading process. Contact and calendar data is manipulatd into VCF and ICAL formats.
Information about BlackBerry Desktop Manager backups
- us.blackberry.com: “BlackBerry Desktop Software” (Windows and Mac)
- uk.blackberry.com: “BlackBerry Desktop Software Support”
- www.blackberry.com: “How to backup the data on a BlackBerry smartphone”
- blackberryrocks.com: “How to backup and restore your BlackBerry”
If you're struggling to do something particularly complicated with your BlackBerry backup, the following resources might help:
- KB10339: How to use BlackBerry Desktop Manager to restore data to a BlackBerry smartphone from a backup file
- KB12487: How to back up the data on a BlackBerry smartphone
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