Restore files or data from a computer to the device: BlackBerry

See also: Back up files or data from the device to a computer: BlackBerry


To restore data from a backup file using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0, follow these steps:


Important: When you restore data to your BlackBerry device, all files that are stored on your device are deleted before the backup file is restored.


  1. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. In BlackBerry Desktop Manager, click Device.
  3. Click Restore.
  4. Select the backup file you want to use.
  5. Perform one of the following actions:
    • To restore all data, click Full restore.
    • To select which data you want to restore, click Custom restore and select the checkboxes for the desired data. See KB03974 for details.
    • To restore data to built-in media storage, select the Files saved on my built-in media storage checkbox.
  6. If the backup file is encrypted, enter the password.
  7. Click Restore.


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How to use BlackBerry Desktop Software to restore data to a BlackBerry smartphone from a backup file