IPD File Extension

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BlackBerry Backup Format
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    Research In Motion
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    3.5 (8 votes)

What is IPD file?

The .IPD file format is associated with the BlackBerry phone company and is used to store a backup created on a BlackBerry smartphone. The file is generated when the user choses to back up their phone onto a personal computer. The data is saved on a database and is represented in the form of a .IPD file. This file can be used to restore backups in the case of a malfunction or corruption. It stores data in a binary format and falls under the category of backup files for the BlackBerry smartphone. This file is mainly for backing up and restoring information and is not meant to be read by users.

Programs which support IPD file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with IPD files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. IPD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IPD file

How to open file with IPD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IPD files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with IPD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install MagicBerry software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IPD files is that no program that can handle IPD files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing MagicBerry or different compatible program, such as BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry Desktop Software, phoneMiner. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit MagicBerry website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of MagicBerry

If you already have MagicBerry installed on your systems and IPD files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 MagicBerry installed, it may not support IPD 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 MagicBerry.

Step 3. Assign MagicBerry to IPD files

After installing MagicBerry (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IPD files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IPD file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where MagicBerry is installed, check the Always use this app to open IPD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IPD file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IPD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the IPD file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper IPD file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IPD file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IPD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. IPD file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with IPD extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the IPD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with IPD extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the BlackBerry Backup Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open MagicBerry

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IPD files. Close all running programs and try opening the IPD file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with BlackBerry Backup Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IPD files.

Conversion of a IPD file

File Conversions from IPD extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to IPD file
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