Backing Up Your Blackberry

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

11 Responses to “Backing Up Your Blackberry”


  1. 1 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.

  2. 2 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?

  3. 3 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?

  4. 4 Mark Warner

    David,

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

    Kind Regards,

    Mark

  5. 5 Keith

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

  6. 6 Fermin

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

  7. 7 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……………………

  8. 8 Fabiola carbajal

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

  9. 9 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

  10. 10 Nelson

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

  11. 11 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?

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