The BBB File Extension
Backup Files: Blackberry (Apple Mac) Backup File
Basic informations about files with .bbb extension
BBB is an extension used for BlackBerry Backup files. More accurate, these backup files from Blackberry phones or playbooks are containing a copy of personal data and configuration settings from the owner’s devices.
Originally BBB extension was only used by Mac OS X version of Desktop software, which was basically a compressed version of IPD format.A brand new format BBB v2 has been around since early 2012 and is now used by both Windows and Mac OS X Desktop software.
Many types of data are included in these files but each file’s type is selected at the first creating the backup. Contacts from the address book, SMS messages, calendar or emails are the most common type of data stored in the Blackberry backup files.
These backup files were created for situations when the data stored on Blackberry devices encounter errors, is lost or accidentally deleted. When it happen, the data can be recovered from the files with bbb extension.
Originally BBB extension was only used by Mac OS X version of Desktop software, which was basically a compressed version of IPD format. A brand new format BBB v2 has been around since early 2012 and is now used by both Windows and Mac OS X Desktop software.
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Learn how to create a BlackBerry backup file
There is just one way to create BlackBerry backup files; it is using the ‘Blackberry Desktop Software’, which is an application developed by Research In Motion Limited (RIM), who is actually the creators of BlackBerry devices .
Whether the device is one of the newest devices, the BlackBerty Desktop Software for it can be downloaded from RIM’s website which is updated regularly.
The owner of the BlackBerry device have just to install the software and to connect his BlackBerry device to the computer using a USB cable. Once he did that, BlackBerry Desktop Software features an updated interface and user-friendly menu that allows to simply create a full or partial backup file. The difference between a full backup and a partial backup is that full backups will generate in a .BBB file including all personal data and phone settings from the BlackBerry and a partial backup will make a file with a chosen database. You’ll have to choose between a full backup and a partial backup file at the first beginning of creating it.
In the end, the software will provide an extra option for the user to protect the backup file with a password. Choosing that option, the data wil be encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption and anybody who wants to see the data from the file will need to provide that password.
Learn how to open a BlackBerry backup file
BlackBerry backups can only be opened with phoneMiner application. This software is the only one made to view the data from a file with BBB extension within a BlackBerry device. All information (contacts, messages, calendar and emails) which is included inside the BlackBerry backup file can be read just with this software.
With the same software (phoneMiner) the user can export the data to others more popular formats such as Excel, VCF (vCard), PDF and EML(Email). Exporting the data is usefull for the users because the Excel, Email, etc. software is easier to use, so they can see the information more quickly and they can manage the informations easier.