BlackBerry Converter: extract and convert IPD and BBB BlackBerry backup

Read or open BlackBerry backup data with the help of BlackBerry Backup Extractor software. If you have lost or broken your BlackBerry, our software can automatically extract the contacts, emails, memos, call history, calendar, SMS messages, tasks and other data from your BB's IPD and BBB backup file.

The BlackBerry ipd and bbb backup file converter comes in handy when you need to:

  • Recover data from an encrypted blackberry backup
  • Restore from backup fails or doesn't restore all data from the backup
  • Lost or damaged your BlackBerry
  • Lost or accidentally deleted BlackBerry contacts, emails and others from your BlackBerry phone
  • Recover data from a corrupt BlackBerry backup

When run, the application will extract all sent and received email messages cached on the device into a "Messages" folder. Saved messages will go into a "Saved Email Messages" folder. Other BlackBerry content will go into "Content Store".

Screenshot of the Blackberry converter

Blackberry Backup Extractor screenshot

You can read more about our Blackberry converter.

Free BlackBerry IPD and BBB reader download

You can download the BlackBerry IPD and BBB Backup extractor for Windows and BlackBerry IPD and BBB Backup extractor for Mac.


Gravatar #1   dhaval commented at 1:36 a.m. on March 21st, 2011


Gravatar #2   NewJerseyGuy commented at 5:56 p.m. on June 21st, 2011

The Blackberry Backup Extractor works great and the extracted .eml files can be imported seamlessly into Windows Live Mail (free download from Microsoft). All attachments and formatting is retained. My only remark at this point is that Live Mail fails to import multiple vcf files even though it did the first 3 or so and throws up an error. I can still pull an individual vcf in but hope that this is fixed soon.

Gravatar #3   samir mahmoud commented at 10:01 a.m. on July 18th, 2011


Gravatar #4   Pedro commented at 6:39 p.m. on July 18th, 2011

Hello.. I Would like to purchase your software, Blackberry Backup Extractor. However i've been trying to figure out if the "Purged Messages" Database are actually readable. I've spent quite a alot of time googling this now, and did not get any answers,.Please advise.

Gravatar #5   Andy commented at 3:26 p.m. on July 19th, 2011

@Pedro Thanks for your interest in the Blackberry Backup Extractor. The way messages are 'purged' is often dependant on the service provider of the phone, the settings used and the BB OS. The application cannot recover deleted messages unless they are backed up in a IPD, few service providers tend to do this at all but it does happen now and then. You can try the BBBE application for free, once you extract data from the IPD file navigate to the follow folder: EXTRACTED-FOLDER\Other\Purged Messages\ You will either see a sample of deleted messages, deleted message references (useless pointer info) or an empty file.

Gravatar #6   maqsood commented at 11:25 a.m. on August 5th, 2011


Gravatar #7   Mike Trevethan commented at 5:55 p.m. on November 29th, 2011

How do I view extracted file in MS Outlook? Regards Mike @Mike: You can just import the either contacts or calendars using the extracted CSV, iCal or iCS files. We have more information on the website: How import contacts into Outlook

Gravatar #8   srinivas commented at 6:26 p.m. on December 6th, 2011


Gravatar #9   salmeen commented at 6:34 p.m. on February 6th, 2012


Gravatar #10   sarah commented at 2:45 a.m. on April 4th, 2012

i am wondering if my photo's and video will be saved on the blackberry backup files, and can your product open them up?
@Sarah, only if the photo's and video were save to the phone memory, not the SD Card. Also they have to be backed up via DM before they were deleted. If you deleted from the SD card there is software that tries to recover deleted files from these.

Gravatar #11   gail pink commented at 10:59 a.m. on May 16th, 2012

hi my son pressed clear instead of copy on his bbm can this history be retrieved
@Gail, if the he created a backup prior to the clearing his BBM messages, then yes in CSV format? You can try the BlackBerry Backup Extractor for free just to see if he has any backups or not. There are limitations to the free application but the backup is the key. You could even restore just the BBM messages using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, we have articles here on how to do this:
How to recover BlackBerry Messenger contacts and conversations

Gravatar #12   wally commented at 7:38 p.m. on May 18th, 2012

do you have a version for macs?
@Wally: Our application will work on a Mac with Mono/Wine (free) and two simple Terminal commands. One to change the directory and one to run the application. We have instructions on a our website or feel free to contact support for more details ( Some people are lucky enough to have some software could Parallels, but this has a small cost so we recommend the above first.

Post your comment…

(will not be shown or used for marketing)



rss Subscribe to our blog feed

Our other products

  • iPhone Backup Extractor

    The iPhone Backup Extractor can restore lost or deleted histories, contact lists, images, audio files and other data from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch backup files.

    The software runs on Windows, Mac or Linux and is used by thousands of users all over the world.

  • BlackBerry Backup Extractor

    The Blackberry Backup Extractor allows users to recover data such as email, contacts, SMS messages, notes or calendar events from Blackberry IPD backup files that have been made using Blackberry Desktop Manager.

    The software runs on Windows, OS X and Linux and does not require Desktop Manager to be installed.

  • DMG Extractor

    The DMG Extractor is an easy-to-use tool for opening DMG files on Windows.

    The software runs on Windows, OS X and Linux and does not require Desktop Manager to be installed.

  • awdit

    awdit is a free application designed to keep your software and drivers up to date. It can automatically and unobtrusively scan to find where you're missing out on the latest software or drivers.

  • BCM Call Logger

    BCM Call Logger is a tool which provides call reporting information by processing Call Detail Recording logs from Nortel / Avaya Business Communications Manager telephone systems. Call details are stored in a standard database format allowing users to run their own advanced queries or use the suite of standard reports included with the application.