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    what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

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    Currently my PC backup default is Excel , but when I open it, it is completely coded. What should I change it to? thank you.

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    What do you mean you PC Backup default is Excel? Are you talking about the .IPD file that is created by Desktop Manager Backup/Restore. If so, you can't edit it or open it. What are you trying to do?

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    lol, my savior, sorry for beeing unclear. I am trying to open the backup folder on the PC, but it saved it in Excel form, and when I open it, it looks like this the attachment. yes, I mean the IPD file
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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    Yeah you can't veiw the IPD. Unless you can find an IPD viewer. Maybe try googling for one?

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    ahhh...:cry: I wish there was a better way, ok if you think of something else, am all ears. thank you dasupaman23
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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    What are you attempting to do by opening it? Are you trying to get the contacts off of it? If so, I say sync the BB with Outlook. You'll have better results.

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    I want to upload the contacts that I backed up onto the BB because I kinda screwed up Outlood address book. I did sinc BB with Outlook originally. Does it make sense at all?

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    Just RESTORE the backup using the Desktop manager thats why its there.

    Connect your BB with the USB cable, click the backup/restore, next click ADVANCED and select what you want to restore or restore everything.

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    I understand. thank you.
    However my main issue is for future reference, if I'll need to use the back up folder on my PC for whatever reason, I'll need to be able to have it in a readable format (see the attachment from earlier reply). Should I just install the Desktop manager and reinstall it on my PC in the hope that I could use a different program to open the backup file other then the Excel format it is currently using? Do you know what I mean?

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    Maybe its me but I still have no idea on why your trying what you are but you can only restore it with the Desktop Manager. There is no way to edit it that I know of and it is not in MS Excel format.

    Most edit their changes on the Pearl or whatever program that are using like MS Outlook then backup/restore.

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    The Backup file is not in a format that can be read by just any program. There is a program that will allow you to export your Messages from the backup file to many different formats. It's not free, but it is reasonalby priced. Search the internet for ABC Amber Blackberry. You can download a trial version that will allow you to see if you like it, but it only allows export of ten messages at a time. Don't know if it will export contacts though it might.

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    Re: what is best program for Back-Up on Desktop manager??

    It helps. thanks all for your help and feedback

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