Open IPD File Extension
IPD files are Interactive Pager Backup and Restore files which are created by the Blackberry Desktop Manager software for a blackberry device (phone or tablet) so that the data within can be backed up and whenever required can be used to restore the device. IPD files are true mirror images of ones blackberry device, i.e. they contain a replica of the data that the blackberry device holds at the time of creation of the ipd file. However, in times of need, you can open IPD files using a software.
There are times when one would need to extract, look into and open IPD files which have been created for a blackberry device. Cases might differ, but one of the most important scenarios would be when the backup file exists but the user has either lost or damaged the device. In such a case, there literally is no way for blackberry users to get hold of their data without actually getting another blackberry device and then restore from the IPD backup file. This is definitely not the best practical solution, and hence, the other way is to use a software that can open IPD files and let users extract data from within.
Open IPD files using Blackberry Extractor
The Blackberry Extractor is a desktop software (for Windows and Mac), that lets users extract data from IPD files. One of the most salient features of the software is that it works both with IPD and BBB file formats, so in case you’ve switched to the latest blackberry desktop software, you’d be having BBB format backup files. The Blackberry Extractor lets users extract the following data from IPD files:-
- Contacts in vCard and CSV formats
- SMS (Text Messages) in HTML, CSV and plain text
- Call Log or call history in HTML, CSV and plain text
- Tasks in HTML, CSV and plain text
- Memos in HTML, CSV and plain text
The data is extracted and exported onto ones computer; all of them in standard formats so that they can be used to read, print and even import (contacts from csv or vcard) to an online account or to another device.
The free version of Blackberry Extractor can be downloaded from its website, or by clicking one of the links below:-
The free version comes with limited data recovery options. If one needs to open IPD files and extract all the contacts, sms, tasks, call logs and memos as they show up when the ipd file is selected, a licensed version of the software is required. The software license comes with 1 year of unlimited email support and can be used as many times as required on the computer for which the license was purchased.
The license for the Blackberry Extractor can be purchased from the license page.
Watch the video below for a complete through walk-through of the process to open IPD files on PC or Mac