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Extract SMS on WP7

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By endeffekt, Member on 10th May 2011, 07:41 PM
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Hello there,

just for your info - maybe it helps somebody:

after some days of trying i found the shortmessages (with tel-number etc.) and some other stuff in a file:

1. Explore your phone with Windows Phone Device Manager

2. goto \Application Data\

3. Add "\Microsoft" to the path (under the file-explorer logo)

4. goto Outlook\Stores\DeviceStore

5. Rename "store.vol" to something like "store.vol.txt" (it is mandatory to rename this file - without this step the file is in use by outlook)

6. extract it (drag n drop)

7. run perl script (#perl test.pl store.vol.txt)

8. See output

Maybe one of you could build a backup application or something like that!

Link to perl script:
http://uploaded.to/file/he26q0d2

Original source of script:
http://www.pocketpcjunkies.com/Uwe/F...B-File-on-a-PC

Edit:
Don't know if you've seen it:

\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Stores\DeviceStore\data

ALL emails and other messages + contact-pictures + signature (three sizes) (just edit the file extension to .html or .jpeg - hex edit helps to find what is right )

\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

-> TabsStorage.bin: Opened tabs from internet explorer (where are the cookies?! )

\Applications\Data\82A23635-5BD9-DF11-A844-00237DE2DB9E\Data\IsolatedStore

ALL Facebook-Information (if app is installed), including messages, pictures, notifications etc. etc.

\Application Data\Location\Cache

Wifi & GSM Data when features is enabled in WP7-preferences (encrypted?! don't know..)



Much more to come...

greets
endeffekt
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10th May 2011, 08:27 PM |#2  
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Thanks! Looks interesting, I might try that!

Hey just wondering but does syncing with outlook have the option to sync texts? Only reason I wonder is because you said that file was in use by outlook....
10th May 2011, 08:31 PM |#3  
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Thanks! Looks interesting, I might try that!

Hey just wondering but does syncing with outlook have the option to sync texts? Only reason I wonder is because you said that file was in use by outlook....

Hey,

i just THINK it's in use

If you look at this file without renaming it's at 0,00 KB and you can't extract it. Maybe the contacts-tile or something else is using it
11th May 2011, 04:21 PM |#4  
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Hi Endeffekt,
thank you for this great hint!
But one more question before I try. Is it possible, to rename the file after the procedure back to "store.vol" without losing the messages on the phone?
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11th May 2011, 06:57 PM |#5  
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Hi Endeffekt,
thank you for this great hint!
But one more question before I try. Is it possible, to rename the file after the procedure back to "store.vol" without losing the messages on the phone?

WP7 creates a copy of this file (automatic), so no problemo sir
12th May 2011, 03:57 PM |#6  
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Great! Alle messages are there. But the script doesnt work for me.
Now we need a smart developer who can make a viewer for it. :)
Is there a way to copy the vol file back to the phone? Or is the file always locked? For restore reasons...
15th May 2011, 11:55 AM |#7  
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I think this is very interesting (possibility to backup/restore SMS), so probably we should keep it on the front page so the devs could notice it.
15th May 2011, 02:02 PM |#8  
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Has anybody tried to restore that store.vol into the device after a reset? I mean rename the current store.vol to any filename, then copy the backed up store.vol to the phone and restart.

I'd like to try but i need to get hold all my current sms!
15th May 2011, 07:53 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Pixa1

I think this is very interesting (possibility to backup/restore SMS), so probably we should keep it on the front page so the devs could notice it.

i agree

thanks a lot Endeffekt for sharing such important information

i sent the file to my pc but still couldn't edit it,

if anyone know other way than perl script please share,

i'm trying to edit the file and insert old sms from my old phone

thanks
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i agree

thanks a lot Endeffekt for sharing such important information

i sent the file to my pc but still couldn't edit it,

if anyone know other way than perl script please share,

i'm trying to edit the file and insert old sms from my old phone

thanks

Hint: it's an EBD database (like other files too)
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