.NBF File - Please Help

I have backed up my text messages to the memory card on my 6500 slide, and have then copied this file to my PC.  Now that I come to open the file I cannot as it has an ".NBF" extension.  I have tried to open it in all Microsoft Programs including Excel, WordPad, NotePad etc without any joy whatsoever. I have even tried to override the the extension to ".TXT" and ".XLS" and still nothing.  All that comes up is loads of gobbledegook!

 

I am wanting to open the text messages on the backup file on to my computer!

 

 

 

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The backup file is only intended to be able to restore daa to the phone, so ordinarily you can't interrogate the data.

 

You can search for the "Noki" software to read the contents of backup files, but an easier method is to export them from the phone to a CSV file using Communication Centre in PC Suite, this will be readable in Excel.

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Solution that worked for me:

Had .nbf (not .nfb) backup file from a Nokia 3120 Classic, which was lost.
Nokia PC Suite didn't work (as I didn't have the same model phone to restore to).
NOKI Software didn't work.
NTI Backup Now didn't work.

But the following did work:

Rename the .nbf to .zip
Unpack it and away you go. It provided my contacts as v-cards.
I went into the unpacked folder to:
backup000/predefhiddenfolder/backup/WIP/32/contacts
And all my v-cards were waiting.
Selected them all and opened with Mac Address Book. Done.

If it's not that simple for you, you may need NOKI software AFTER unpacking the zip.

Hope this saves people them time it took me to find...

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by doin wat u said i got contacts but then how to get messages? msgs dun open in NOKI also

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I provided backup from my contacts and messages. when I restore the backup file(with .nbf extension), only the messages restored. How can I restore my contacts? The backup file is in memory card or support memory.(not in phone memory).model of my phone is: nokia -3600slide model. please guide me.

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Thanks, It works.

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That is a heroic discovery. Thank you so much - you have saved me hours of misery...

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I have a .NBF back up file of my nokia 3600 slider. That phone is lost, so how could i restore the backup file i have on Nokia 2730 classic. Is there any way to convert NBF file into NBU file.?

Plsss help..:-(

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I have a .NBF back up file of my messages in nokia 3600 slider. That phone is lost, so how could i restore the backup file i have on Nokia 2730 classic. Is there any way to convert NBF file into NBU file.? Plsss help..:-(

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Hi guys, could you please test new version of NbuExplorer with your backups? Support for NBF backup format is introduced in version 2.4 which was just released. I had only few sample backups to test, so any further feedback is welcomed.

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hai,
i did in this same way, but i cannot get my messages and contacts too. i had the .nbf file took from nokia 7210. i want to restore it give me some other ways.

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