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How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

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ketanvc
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How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

I want to copy my all SMS (Inbox, Sent, Draft, My Folders etc.) to my computer disk. I want it to be done in format in which I can open it and read it not in a format like nokia back-up (.nbu). How to do it? Is there any other tool available for it. I am using Ovi Suite 3.3.86. Please help me, thanks... :smileyhappy:

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Mobile Overlord
farby
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

If you SYNC them with the Nokia Suite..You will be able to see (Read) them within the Nokia Suite..

Connect the Phone to PC. Open Nokia Suite-->Messages and click on 'Sync' next to the Phone Icon at the Bottom..Then when you select the appropriate folder at the Top.. you will see them listed..

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ketanvc
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

Thanks. But they can be only viewed with ovi suite. I want it like in csv format or txt format or any other like that.

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andy3196
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

When in Nokia Suite, go to the messages screen and when looking at your messages in Conversation view, you will have the option to export all messages as a .csv file in the file menu.
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Counsellor
ketanvc
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

Not getting that option in ovi suite :smileysad:

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aspergerguy
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

@ketanvc

 

As posted previously whilst in Conversations > click on File (top left of screen) and there is option to "Export all messages" as .csv:

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Professor
andy3196
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

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Very odd.

 

Just wondering what version of Nokia Suite you have installed, as this option wasn't available with the version supplied with the phone. I can't remember quite when it got included in release versions as I have been using beta versions until very recently.

 

It might be worth getting the latest version from http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/support/product/n8-00/downloads/

 

I've attached a screen grab from my PC showing that it does exist (if attaching works today as it was a bit shaky yesterday)

 

ETA No still not working for me so I have stuck it up at http://twitpic.com/8v0cns/full

 

 

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aspergerguy
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?


andy3196 wrote:

 

Just wondering what version of Nokia Suite you have installed, as this option wasn't available with the version supplied with the phone. I can't remember quite when it got included in release versions as I have been using beta versions until very recently.


Everything went "pear shaped" with 3.3.90 Beta released 09/03/12, as can no longer sign-in with credentials!

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ketanvc
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

@andy3196 @aspergerguy

 

Thanks for the reply....

 

I am using Nokia Suite 3.3.86. And for the thing you are telling me (i.e. to export option in file), first I must sync all my messages with PC. Am i right? Then and then only I can export my conversations in .csv format.... True?

 

 

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Mobile Overlord
farby
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

Yes,, you need to first Sync them in the Nokia Suite..

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Counsellor
ketanvc
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Re: How to copy all SMS from N8 to my PC?

Thanks guys for your help...

 

But I'm still not able to back-up the messages which are located in "My Folders" sections of N8. Everything in Inbox can be synced and backed up but not in Drafts, Sent and My Folders section.

 

Nokia Experts please help me.....asap.

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