Backing Up Your Blackberry

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Just like the information on your computer the information on your Blackberry is vital and should be periodically backed up. We have outlined the steps on how to backup and restore your information on your handheld. Read further to see our step-by-step instructions with picture …


To Backup:

1. Make sure your Blackberry is connected to your computer via the USB cable.

2. Open RIM’s Desktop Manager. If you do not have the program you can install it from your Blackberry CD or download it from Blackberry.com

3. Backup and Restore.
Blackberry Backup

4. Click on “Backup” to do a full backup. All files are saved as .ipd.
Blackberry Backup

b) To perform a selective backup hit “Advanced” and select which files you would like to save.
Blackberry Backup

To Restore:

1. Make sure your Blackberry is connected to your computer via the USB cable.

2. Open RIM’s Desktop Manager. If you do not have the program you can install it from your Blackberry CD or download it from Blackberry.com

3. Backup and Restore.
Blackberry Backup

4. Restore and select the file you would like to restore.
Blackberry Backup

* Note: To set automatic backups hit the “Options” button and you can specify how many days Desktop Manager will automatically backup your handheld.
Blackberry Backup

  • David

    I have just bought a Curve and installed the Desktop Manager. Most of the programme seems to work fine. However, is there any way I can view, on my desktop, the contents of the desktop backup file downloaded from my Curve? I don’t seem to have a programme to read its contents. Or perhaps this is a meaningless question derived from a misunderstanding of the role of back up files.

  • David

    I have just bought a Curve and installed the Desktop Manager. Most of the programme seems to work fine. However, is there any way I can view, on my desktop, the contents of the desktop backup file downloaded from my Curve? I don’t seem to have a programme to read its contents. Or perhaps this is a meaningless question derived from a misunderstanding of the role of back up files.

  • Malcolm

    I am trying to back up my address list on my home computer. I don’t have a problem backing it up at work where we have a Blackberry Enterprise server. However, when I try to back it up on my home computer, under the “Back/Restore Now” dialog box, the backup and restore buttons are “greyed out” and inoperable. Only the “Advancedd” button works. Can you help me resolve this problem?

  • Malcolm

    I am trying to back up my address list on my home computer. I don’t have a problem backing it up at work where we have a Blackberry Enterprise server. However, when I try to back it up on my home computer, under the “Back/Restore Now” dialog box, the backup and restore buttons are “greyed out” and inoperable. Only the “Advancedd” button works. Can you help me resolve this problem?

  • Scott

    I would like to use the desktop manager but the usb connection is broken. I do have a 1gb memory card in my blackberry pearl is there a way to back it up within the phone or only using your computer?

  • Scott

    I would like to use the desktop manager but the usb connection is broken. I do have a 1gb memory card in my blackberry pearl is there a way to back it up within the phone or only using your computer?

  • Mark Warner

    David,

    Purchase ABC Amber Blackberry convert, this will enable you to view your blackberry backups.

    Kind Regards,

    Mark

  • Mark Warner

    David,

    Purchase ABC Amber Blackberry convert, this will enable you to view your blackberry backups.

    Kind Regards,

    Mark

  • Keith

    Why are many of the database entries grayed out? For example, what if I want to backup “Browser Bookmarks”, but is not selectable?

  • Keith

    Why are many of the database entries grayed out? For example, what if I want to backup “Browser Bookmarks”, but is not selectable?

  • Fermin

    I forgot to make a back up file, how do i get a back up file for Blackberry Curve?

  • Fermin

    I forgot to make a back up file, how do i get a back up file for Blackberry Curve?

  • jack

    it’s suck,..i use blackberry 7110g
    1. I can’t make call,..I can’t use pad at phone,..no number show up..what the solution,..please…
    2. When i go to “calllog” ,..always same messege :
    “error starting” net_rim_bb_phone_call_log_entry:Module “net_rim_bb_phone_api’ not found.

    HOW CAN I DO FOR THIS……………………

  • jack

    it’s suck,..i use blackberry 7110g
    1. I can’t make call,..I can’t use pad at phone,..no number show up..what the solution,..please…
    2. When i go to “calllog” ,..always same messege :
    “error starting” net_rim_bb_phone_call_log_entry:Module “net_rim_bb_phone_api’ not found.

    HOW CAN I DO FOR THIS……………………

  • Fabiola carbajal

    HEY I LOST MY BLACKBERRY CD WHAT CAN I DO? WERE CAN I DOWN LOADED? OR WERE CAN I BUY IT?

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    HEY I LOST MY BLACKBERRY CD WHAT CAN I DO? WERE CAN I DOWN LOADED? OR WERE CAN I BUY IT?

  • adrian blake

    Hi I have the blackberry pearl thw new one with
    the wi fi no gps. Whenever i recieve a call it answers on hands free for about 4 seconfs then goes to normal talking how can i fix this. You can hear the other persons voice aloud for kike 4 seconds no privacy like its on speaker phone then goes normal after. Please help

  • adrian blake

    Hi I have the blackberry pearl thw new one with
    the wi fi no gps. Whenever i recieve a call it answers on hands free for about 4 seconfs then goes to normal talking how can i fix this. You can hear the other persons voice aloud for kike 4 seconds no privacy like its on speaker phone then goes normal after. Please help

  • Nelson

    What about programs that I have downloaded, can I back them up?

  • Nelson

    What about programs that I have downloaded, can I back them up?

  • mike

    i have a blackberry storm, and I am trying to back up to my MAC, but when I sync it I get an error message (error 1) skipping what should I do?

  • mike

    i have a blackberry storm, and I am trying to back up to my MAC, but when I sync it I get an error message (error 1) skipping what should I do?

  • lost my data when everything w

    BEWARE… backng up “everything on your device” led me to believe all the data on the SD card would also be backed up. So when I decided to reformat the 8GB SD card on my newly updated BB OS v4.6 to gain the additional 4GB beyond what v4.2 could see, I backed everything up using the desktop manager, reformatted the SD card from 4GB to 8GB, and did a restore. To my horror, I had just gained an empty 8GB SD card and lost all 4GB of data that was there before the “backup” – reformat – restore process. So, BEWARE and realize that “everything” does not seem to include everything, only the BB databases. Use other means to backup any data on the SD card. Arrggghhh. Painful lesson, and my first real disappointment in a year of using the 8310 Curve.

  • lost my data when everything was not everything

    BEWARE… backng up “everything on your device” led me to believe all the data on the SD card would also be backed up. So when I decided to reformat the 8GB SD card on my newly updated BB OS v4.6 to gain the additional 4GB beyond what v4.2 could see, I backed everything up using the desktop manager, reformatted the SD card from 4GB to 8GB, and did a restore. To my horror, I had just gained an empty 8GB SD card and lost all 4GB of data that was there before the “backup” – reformat – restore process. So, BEWARE and realize that “everything” does not seem to include everything, only the BB databases. Use other means to backup any data on the SD card. Arrggghhh. Painful lesson, and my first real disappointment in a year of using the 8310 Curve.

  • Stephen Loots

    Hi,

    I see Jack had the same problem as I’m having :

    1. I can’t make call,..I can’t use pad at phone,..no number show up..what the solution,..please…
    2. When i go to “calllog” ,..always same messege :
    “error starting” net_rim_bb_phone_call_log_entry:Module “net_rim_bb_phone_api’ not found.

    Can I download the necessary software/module?

    Regards,
    Stephen

  • Stephen Loots

    Hi,

    I see Jack had the same problem as I’m having :

    1. I can’t make call,..I can’t use pad at phone,..no number show up..what the solution,..please…
    2. When i go to “calllog” ,..always same messege :
    “error starting” net_rim_bb_phone_call_log_entry:Module “net_rim_bb_phone_api’ not found.

    Can I download the necessary software/module?

    Regards,
    Stephen

  • mansur nowman

    Hi

    I have a blackberry storm, and I have been trying for months to copy my address from my old blackberry 8110, I have installed the disk for the storm and every time I try and sync either one of the blackberry’s I get an error message ” 03:37:57:094 unable to connect to blackberry (error 1) skipping”.

    The storm can only sync to my itunes on my imac. Help!

  • mansur nowman

    Hi

    I have a blackberry storm, and I have been trying for months to copy my address from my old blackberry 8110, I have installed the disk for the storm and every time I try and sync either one of the blackberry’s I get an error message ” 03:37:57:094 unable to connect to blackberry (error 1) skipping”.

    The storm can only sync to my itunes on my imac. Help!

  • http://www.aurkon.com/ Aurkon

    You can also check out our new Blackberry app, Aurkon. It provides free, automatic, and wireless backup for everything on your Blackberry. Just install it and never worry about losing your info or manually backing up again!

    It’s on the Blackberry App World here:
    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/4116

  • http://www.aurkon.com Aurkon

    You can also check out our new Blackberry app, Aurkon. It provides free, automatic, and wireless backup for everything on your Blackberry. Just install it and never worry about losing your info or manually backing up again!

    It’s on the Blackberry App World here:
    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/4116

  • francisco

    HI! i backed up my bb storm 2 on my pc, then took out the media card and wipped it clean, then added the backup back on my cell but some applications, doanloads and games were gone…. someone that can help me?? thks

  • Elisa

    I'm switching from Verizon to T-Mobile. I need to have all of my contacts transferred over to my new phone. T-Mobile is stonewalling me. Is there any way to this so that my contacts will be saved somewhere??? Please help! Thanks!

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  • ola

    iplease i need your help…i backed uo my contacts on my messenger and now i cannot see the profile pictures of my contacts but they can see my own profile pictures.

  • Dfhsjkdfh

    just type “black berry desktop manager software” on google, its the same thing

  • yourlove<3

    When you back up your blackberry, do pictures/texts/contacts you deleted from your phone before the backup will it show back up?

  • Lol_3aly97

    I want the ipd file of Windows live messenger on blackberry to start backup

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