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Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

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Zoop57
Posts: 2

Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

I want to back up all the SMS messages i have synced in Ovi Suite to a second location in case something happens, but I have no idea where they are stored, could anyone shed some light?

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Netusboy
Posts: 2

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

C:\Users\Rubens\AppData\Local\Nokia\Nokia Data Store\DataBase\MDataStore.db3

 

You need set the visibility of the hidden files on in Windows, ok!?

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vinay19882
Posts: 182

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

just do one thing make a backup of the folders inside the

"C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Nokia\Nokia Data Store"
And put them again in the same location on your laptop after installing NOS.

Username is the login name of the computer

This will solve your issue. This mdatastore.db3 contains a complete information about all your data.
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Zoop57
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Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Wow i never though my question was going to be answered thank you! worked a charm
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vinay19882
Posts: 182

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

it's ok buddy......
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rahulkadukar
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Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Is there a way in which I can edit the DB3 file

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vinay19882
Posts: 182

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Yes, you can open the .db3 file with SQLite Expert which you can download from the given link. Her is the link:-

www.sqliteexpert.com/
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cjs56
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Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

I'm attempting to get the SMS messages from a nearly dead phone!  I have got OVI Suite running and have sync'd the messages to it.  I have used sqllite to read the resultnat .db3 file.  But I can only find SENT messages (in the MessageEx table).  I cannot find inbox messages anywhere!  But OVi Suite displays them quite happily (even with th phone disconnected).

 

So can you please advise me as to where the inbox are stoed by OVI Suite (so that I can extract them to a flat file).

 

Many thanks

 

Chris

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,486

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Did you read the complete thread ? and searched accordingly !!

 

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neilh250
Posts: 5

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Hi. I've lost all my contacts, but when I try and restore them both Ovi and PC Suite look for a .nbu file, but I only seem to have a .db3 file on my system. Any idea how I can restore my contacts from a .db3 file? Thanks!
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kvito
Posts: 1

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Say I bought a new computer, or needed to install ovi suite agian,  

can I paste the file with all the info, in the same place and it wil work with all my SMS still available?

 

 

Hope that made sense...

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Counsellor
Posts: 21

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

bros, i have a problem!

 

i need to transfer all my data from nokia PHOTOS to the new nokia ovi suite 3.

 

For photos there is no problem

 

the problem is for sms: in nokia photos sms are stored as *.txt file format, in nokia ovi suite they are stored as *.csv

 

how can i handle this? please help

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,486

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

[ Edited ]

albert78 wrote:

bros, i have a problem!

 

i need to transfer all my data from nokia PHOTOS to the new nokia ovi suite 3.

 

For photos there is no problem

 

the problem is for sms: in nokia photos sms are stored as *.txt file format, in nokia ovi suite they are stored as *.csv

 

how can i handle this? please help


This may help..

http://www.colinwoodhouse.co.uk/txt-csv.htm

 

http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=591173

 

or.. see details of TXL-Wizard

http://www.softinterface.com/Convert-File-Programs/Convert-Excel-File-Programs-Target.HTM

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 21

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Sorry firend, i don't mean to be rude,  but it sounds CREAZY to me that NOKIA developos 2 software (ovi photos and ovi suite) NOT COMPATIBLE to each other

 

Are in Nokia such NOOBS????

should i convert manually all my sms to make them funcionally to the "new great" nokia software?

 

it's incredible, i can't believe it ....nokia is such incompetent

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Sage
Posts: 176

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Actually, what I find problematic is that Ovi-suite (and Ovi Music) use the same data store.

 

Contacts (if not synced to outlook), Text messages and music library info are all stored in the same rather unreliable database.

 

I have the problem that certain of my music files were not added to the library (or don't show op in it to be precise) and Ovi lacks any database management functions , such as rebuild, repair, export.

 

This means i cannot rebuild my music lbrary without nuking all my archived text messages (on the PC).

 

Granted iTunes has not much in the way of data management functions either, but then again the iTunes library never showed any inconsistencies that i couldn't fix by removing and re-adding library items.

 

In OVi, once the add of a media file to the library files, all hope is lost, the file can never be added to that same database. However, it will add fine into a new database on the same machine.

 

With a product that is as unreliable and unstable as Ovi Suite and its database, we should at least have ways to repair and fiy issues, otherwise the task of keeping data current and synced just gets exceedingly tedious.

Ever seen a black lemon? They turn black when they rot. My N97 is black. 'nuff said
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ovi123
Posts: 1

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Hi, I couldn't find the locaiton you mentioned. I did the visibility for hidden files.

I even search for *.db3 files, But I couldn't find those on my system :smileysad: Still ovi suite shows messages very well .

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,486

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Starting from 'Users'... till which folder you could go..???

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vinay19882
Posts: 182

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

just do one thing make a backup of the folders inside the

"C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Nokia\Nokia Data Store"


Username is the login name of the computer

This will solve your issue. This mdatastore.db3 contains a complete information about all your data.
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Registered Member
Arbu11
Posts: 4

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

In Windows 7 you find the folder:

 

C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Nokia\Nokia Data Store

 

I believe you should copy the whole NOKIA-folder (the one in Local)  to your new computer to the same place (C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local) but I'm not sure... Maybe you only need to copy the "Nokia Data Store" or even some of the folders inside the "Nokia Data Store"...

 

I will try this soon by myself and I'll let you know if it worked fine!

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hackie
Posts: 1

Re: Where does Ovi suite store SMS messages?

Now, I have this problem. I just did a hard reset of my nokia n97 after trying everything I read about freeing memory on N97 (N97 has a very small memory) without any luck. I synchronized all my contacts and messages with ovi before I proceeded with the hard reset. Now, I want to put my messages back in my phone inbox from ovi messages but I could not do that. How can I go about that? I was able to put my contacts back from ovi contacts but not the messages. I hope I get a reply soon. Thanks

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