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Old 11-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have backed up my blackberry curve a couple of times to my desktop. I can't seem to figure out where this file is now. I have tried to look through my desktop manager (blackberry), but it doesn't seem to have any prompts or links in order to find these contacts I have saved.
I ran into them once, in an odd spot, in an odd format, but I need a contact, and of course, I can't find them now.

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By default, when you do a backup thru Desktop Manager, it puts EVERYTHING into a single file with a name like: Backup-(2009-09-23).ipd <<<< the (date) will be likely be different for your backups.
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Ok, so I found it, but now I can't open it! I tried to find "desktop Blackberry" to open it with, but unsuccessful. How do I do this?
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Are you trying to load from the backup to your device?
Or are you trying to open and read the file (like you would a document file?)
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Ok, so I found it, but now I can't open it! I tried to find "desktop Blackberry" to open it with, but unsuccessful. How do I do this?
You'd need ABC Amber if you're trying to open the IPD file on your PC.

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By default, when you do a backup thru Desktop Manager, it puts EVERYTHING into a single file with a name like: Backup-(2009-09-23).ipd <<<< the (date) will be likely be different for your backups.
...and, IIRC, the default location is My Documents.
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whats ABC Amber?
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ABC Amber BlackBerry Converter is a software program for you computer.

http://www.processtext.com/

As stated above, if you want to open and view the IPD (backup) file on your computer, you will need a third party application to do so.
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