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Old 03-05-2006, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am using bb7520 with 4.0 desktop manager. I think that I have backed up my bb using desktop manager, but when i go back to the file on my computer to open it up and see what it does, and how it organizes it, it tells me that it cannot open because it doesn't know what program created it... has anyone else had this problem?
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If you backed up, then have faith, its backed up
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that's that? there is no way to check it out?
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You can preform a selective back up, but if you dont believe me, delete a contact and then do a restore. As far as I know, there is no set way to view the backup
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do a search for *.ipd on your local drives and any network drives you have access to. usually puts the .ipd file in your documents.
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when i go back to the file on my computer to open it up and see what it does, and how it organizes it, it tells me that it cannot open because it doesn't know what program created it
There is no way of finding out exactly how things are stored and what format it is put in without sometype of program. Even then, I am not sure that a normal user would understand what all the mumbo jumbo meant
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you can tell whats backed up by the size. do a backup of the device first and then load the backup (selecting advanced) in backup and restore. select the backup you just did (its an .ipd file) and you should have 2 windows open. one window is the desktop file database and the other window is the device database. you can compare each in size to see if everything has been backed up.
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