Elcomsoft Blackberry Backup Explorer

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. (Proprietary)

Elcomsoft Blackberry Backup Explorer is a backup tool developed by ElcomSoft for Blackberry smartphones. The program is released on October 2012. It is a backup explorer tool that allows users to access and explore backup files of any Blackberry phone. This is possible by extracting the contents of the backup file, analyzing the same, and exporting the contents through printing or saving to another drive. The program’s export function supports several output formats including HTML, PDF, DOC, and RTF, among many. Blackberry backups are created using the Blackberry Desktop Software available to every Blackberry owner.  

Elcomsoft Blackberry Backup Explorer features a classic grey window interface. The menu bar shows menu options for File, View, Tools, and Help. The lower toolbar shows the different shortcut tools. The main window is divided into a left side bar and two windows on the right side. The sidebar shows a tree view of the general contents of the Blackberry Phone including Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Memos, Tasks, and Pictures, among others. The top window to the right of the sidebar shows the different categories in tabs. Clicking the tabs displays the different contents particular to the category. The bottom window shows the Save As button, with the Export Format Selector below it.  Users may also choose to convert the files into Outlook files. The program also allows users to backup messages into one document or into separate documents containing one message each.