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How to Retrieve Contacts from BlackBerry Backup File

How to retrieve contacts from a Blackberry backup?

I lost my blackberry recently but luckily I backed up my contacts to my computer just before it was lost. The contacts are under a “.bbb” file which my computer says is unreadable. Is there any way I can open the file on my computer and retrieve contacts from the BlackBerry backup file to my Android phone?

If you have your BlackBerry broken or lost, and need moving to a Android phone or iPhone, you need to retrieve contacts from blackberry backup file and transfer to your current iPhone or Android smartphone. As far as I know there’s no way to export some info IPD (BlackBerry backup) files and exports contacts, SMS messages, phone call logs to a different iOS or Android phone, until a BlackBerry Data Backup software come out.

BlackBerry Backup File

MobileTrans – Phone Transfer is a phone data backup and transfer software. It can help you retrieve contacts, SMS, and call logs from the backup file created by BlackBerry Desktop Software and transfer to iPhone, Nokia Symbian, and Android phone.

blackberry contacts recovery


  • Transfer files among iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian Nokia phone with no data loss. Support 6000+ devices.
  • Transfer contacts, text messages, photos, and other file types between devices directly.
  • Restore backup from Blackberry 7/10, iTunes, iCloud, OneDrive, Kies to your phone.
  • Compatible with Android 11 and the latest iOS 14.

How to Retrieve Contacts from BlackBerry backup file?

To start with getting contacts from blackberry backup file, you should at first download the free trial of the program. It totally supports Window platform and BlackBerry OS 7.1 and earlier.

Step 1. Start BlackBerry Contacts Recovery software on computer

After downloading this MobileTrans, install and launch it on your computer. Then you’ll get the primary window as follows. Here click Restore button under Backup and Restore section to continue. The software supports retrieving BlackBerry backup file and sync contacts, call logs and text messages to Android phone, transfer contacts and SMS to iPhone, and copy contacts to Nokia Symbian phone.

Blackberry contacts recovery

Step 2. Choose BlackBerry backup to restore

Take your new phone (It can be an Android phone, Symbian phone or iPhone) out and connect to computer. You phone will be recognized soon, and then appear in the window.

The program could automatically detect the backed up files that created by BlackBerry Desktop Software and show them on the left panel. You can select a backup file that you’re going to restore, and check the content like Contacts, Text Messages, Call Logs. After that, click Start Copy.

retrieve contacts from BlackBerry backup

Step 3. Restore contacts and other files from BlackBerry backup

Now, check the box before Contacts, Text messages, and Call logs, then click on “Start Transfer” button to begin retrieving BlackBerry contacts to Android or iOS device. If you want to replace your device’s content, you can do it by checking the “Clear data before copy” box.

restoring process

MobileTrans will do the rest job for you automatically. You should keep your device connected during the entire process.

OK! Then you’ll have all your BlackBerry data retrieved and transferred to your new smartphone.

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