BBB file format (BlackBerry backup ) is used to store BlackBerry phone backup copy. BBB file can store data such device data as contacts, calendar, apps, etc. This file format was designed by Research In Motion and had its debut in early 2012.
BBB standard from 2012 is the second version of the format. It is suppported on both Mac OS X and Windows systems, and comes with a dedicated backup copy managment utility. Earlier version was only supported on Mac system environment.
BBB file enables user to restore phone system to the state from when the backup copy was made. Option to restore phone state from BBB backup copy is essential in situation when important data has been lost due to memory failure or device breakdown. BBB file struct ure, however, is not limited to only storing backup data – BBB file can also be used to synchronize data between phone and computer.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with BBB files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. BBB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with BBB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with BBB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with BBB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BBB files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select BlackBerry Backup Extractor or one of the recommended programs (for example, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry Desktop Software, phoneMiner) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BBB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading BlackBerry Backup Extractor installed is by going to developer’s website (Reincubate) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access BBB files although BlackBerry Backup Extractor is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of BlackBerry Backup Extractor installed, it may not support BBB format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using BlackBerry Backup Extractor.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BBB files with latest version of BlackBerry Backup Extractor you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
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Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BBB file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the BBB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the BBB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the BBB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the BBB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the BBB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open BBB files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with BlackBerry Backup (post 2012) Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BBB files affecting older versions of given software.
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