Android Questions? Ask Android Device Experts for Answers ASAP
My Sony Xperia P died and I want to open the backup file of contacts (.dbk fle opened as a zip file). The contacts are in Hebrew but they show in gibberish. The unzipped file name is fullbackupdata. without any extension.
Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX i'm going to help you out with your email import
what program are you using for your emails?
if it is outlook, right click the file and select rename
I would call it email.pst
pst is the extension that outlook will recognize
is that where you are trying to import to?
I know this is sony's proprietary file
DBK files may be decompressed using a file decompression tool, such as Corel WinZip. They may include a .VCF contacts file named contacts.vcf.
NOTE: To decompress a DBK file, rename the file extension to ".zip" and open it with a .ZIP file decompression utility.
I unzipped the dbk file and there is no .vcf files there, only files called fullbackupdata
go ahead and change the extension of that one to .zip as well, but do a copy of it first
doesn't open as a zip file
ok.. I won't waste your time
i will opt out of here and let someone else pick this up
Have a great day and someone else will be with you shortly.
thank you very much
Please try the instructions on this link and let me know what issues you have or run into viewing your contacts ---> http://www.ehow.com/how_8756062_dbk-files.html
I specifically stated that I already opened the dbk file. The link you sent me only says how to do what I did already.
I understand. Let me opt-out and another expert more familiar with .dbk files will be available to help
Thank you very much
I would prefer you explain how to solve the problem.
Do you know how to read the fullbackupdata file?
How do I open it?
I’m a moderator for this topic. It seems the Professional has left this conversation. This happens occasionally, and it's usually because the Professional thinks that someone else might be a better match for your question. I've been working hard to find a new Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you very much. I'm going to sleep now and I'll check in again in around 10 hours.
Thank you for your patience. We will continue the search for a Professional for you.
I am available again now off and on. If noone solves my problem do I get my money back?
Uploaded to http://ge.tt/2woxvwY/v/0?c
In the zip file there are several directories. The one called com.sonyericsson.android.socialphonebook should have the contacts.
I'll do that soon. Meanwhile I will mention that I plan to give you a high rating, I see I finally found someone who knows what he's doing.
If I find a different backup somewhere on the computer can I send it to you to open? If so, how do I get back to you?
I managed to fix the phone enough to get the numbers out. Thank you very much. I gave you excellent rating.