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How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Advisor
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How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if there was anyway of opening the backup files from Nokia PC Suite which is the .nbu file? Such as any programs? I actually can't restore my calender entries onto my 6300 which was backed up from my 6230 using the latest PC Suite (/discussions/board/message?board.id=pcsuite&message.id=13590)

I'd ust like to read the calender entries so i can just manually type them into my phone.

Any help would be great!

thanks :smileyvery-happy:
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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

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Hi, if u managed to open up the .nbu file, please tell how to do it. I am as desperate as u... Thanks!

EDIT: Removed contact details.

Message Edited by mercurius on 19-Mar-2007
01:05 PM

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Advisor
Posts: 7

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

anyone have any idea if this is actually possible??
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New Member
Posts: 1

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Hiya, yep, i'm in the same boat, lost some very important calendar entries and would be so relived to get them back.
I updated my softwear, backed up my phone before hand, yet they wouldnt restore. so i would be cool if i could find out how to open the nbu file. ken
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Professor
al_lea
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Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

try noki in this thread to explore and extract the backup .nbu file.
What's the law of the jungle?
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Registered Member
Posts: 1

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

hey guys try this >>>> http://nokisms.googlepages.com/ down load noki and then it will convert ur .nbu format to excel format !!

But the problem am facing is how to locate the .nbu file in C:/ drive ?? Back up says it is in application data file but on opening C drive there is no such file ???

Let me know.
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Registered Member
Posts: 1

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Ok,

found this converter. It will do all your SMS's and it's free.
formats converted to : txt, doc, pdf,a long etc... even speech!

http://www.topshareware.com/ABC-Amber-NBU-Converter-download-56396.htm

have fun!
Daniel :smileyvery-happy:
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Registered Member
Posts: 1

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

The application data file (AppData) is a hidden folder. So when you get to the C:\Users\(username) folder, right click and go to properties. Un-tick read only (so both hidden and read only are un-ticked) and click apply. It may take a couple of minutes but the the attributes should be applied and allow you to see the AppData file.
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Contributor
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Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

wat if i have more than 50 calendar notes? are there any free alternatives?
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Registered Member
Posts: 3

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Hi. First of all I am sorry for my English.
I had the same problem and I make some researches on this subject. You can use this program to convert you contact, calendar and massijes to *.txt or *.csv format.


http://rapidshare.com/files/130567188/nbu_parser_v_5_1_211.rar.html


NBU Parcer v.3.0
Oner: Владислав Бочарников
sait: allnokia.ru
freeware
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Registered Member
Posts: 3

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

This is the same program but other link
[URL=http://www.zshare.net/download/15520917a014f444/]nbu_parser_v_5_1_211.rar - 0.38MB[/URL]
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Registered Member
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I unchecked e read only but still cant see any appdata files.. pls help..
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Registered Member
Posts: 2

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

 

Write %appdata% in run. 

To find run hit winlogobutton (on keyboard) and R

 

 Works if folder is hidden.

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petrusek
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Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Is anyone interested in testing application for browsing, viewing and extracting content of *.nbu archives, which I am trying to develop? Here is the screenshot. I am planning to make it opensource later, but first I need help with testing and I would appreciate sample data from more phone types than I have access to...

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petrusek
Posts: 68

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

I've just set up my project on sourceforge, It is accesible on http://sourceforge.net/projects/nbuexplorer
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Registered Member
Posts: 1

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Realy great program but it dosent work for me on a nbu file from nokia N80, cant read the contacts. but works great on 5310X-press nbu file.. they are made by the same pc suite backup.

Sorry for my bad english.

 

Johan

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petrusek
Posts: 68

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

So it seems that N80 contacts are stored in different format in nbu. Is the nbu file from N80 parsed to the end (does the "File parsing log" contain something like "Unknown section type - BREAK !!!")? I have no sample data from N80 to analyze...
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Registered Member
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Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

Great JOB !!!

 

 I was searching for this tool from a long time...

 

 Thanks once AGAIN. !!! 

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petrusek
Posts: 68

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

johanhudik : you can try new version of NbuExplorer (1.8). It should be capable of extracting file C:\System\Data\Contacts.cdb ...it is the file with contacts, but its internal format is still not easy to understand :smileysad: New version also tries to parse another nbu section with contacts (with output to log window only at this time), but I am afraid this section will probably not be present in backups from symbian phones. Anyway you can try...
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Professor
al_lea
Posts: 734

Re: How to open backup files?? .nbu?

For contacts.cdb recovery, please check the Noki .cdb recovery guide. .cdb can be converted to vCard and restored to the phone.
What's the law of the jungle?
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