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Old 01-14-2006, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to open a backed-up file (from my blackberry) on my PC. it is asking for ipd software and i cannot find a download anywhere - neither on RIM or Blackberry. can anyone help?
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An .ipd file can only be read by a BlackBerry itself. You'll need to open the Desktop Manager and import the file into a BlackBerry to access the data.
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thanks. but i am not sure i understand. I have backed-up the information from my blackeberry onto my pc. it is saved as an ipd file on my pc and i cant open it. I had expected that the backed-up info on my pc would be easy to open.

do you think i am doing something wrong?
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Strictly a data back from you BB so if for example you get a new device you can restore to the previous configuration on a new unit or if you wipe your device the .ipd acts as a restore point from your last sync.
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you can rename it to .txt and open it with notepad, you'll see some of the data but there will be a lot of extra junk as well.
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you can rename it to .txt and open it with notepad, you'll see some of the data but there will be a lot of extra junk as well.
the only thing readable is the email messages. there is a LOT of other crap in there.

i renamed to txt and opened with Excel, and there still is a lot of crap in there.
i tried the various, delimiter options, but couldn't find one that cleaned it up enough.

do you have experience with this? what delimiter options would you suggest using?
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Have you tried ABC Amber BlackBerry Converter?

Help Please! .ipd convert
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My ipd file is curropt and wont open with ABC or BB manager so i cant restore my backup. However when i look inside the corrupt ipd file and a non currupt file, the both look very similar (just with less data)

How can i repair this file?

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