In lieu of recent posts concerning lost data on Blackberry devices, I thought I would pass along a big tip concerning backing up your device's data. This information is taken straight from the Blackberry Desktop Manager User Guide v.5.0. All new BB devices are sold with the software found on the CD that is included. If you need to download the software, it is free and found here. Mac users will have a version ready soon. The pdf file for the user guide is found here.
Back up device data
To back up data that is stored in your on-board device memory, mass storage mode must be turned on.
1. Connect your BlackBerry® device to your computer.
2. Open the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager.
3. Click Backup and Restore.
4. Perform one of the following actions:
File menu, click Save As.
I hope this helps users from any unforeseen disaster.
This should be done on a somewhat regular basis as well in case your Berry decides brick itself without any prior notice which they are known to do from time to time.
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