How to export your Blackberry contacts as a CSV file

It took me a couple of hours to find the solution that worked. Why so long? It’s a mix of Blackberry making this important task seemingly impossible to do and people putting up “How to” posts without showing a publish date making it often difficult to decipher what is actually still useful information.

So in order to help you eliminate the waste of time, I’ll point you in the right direction.

1. You need the not most up-to-date version of Blackberry Desktop Software (AKA Blackberry Desktop Manager) in order to succeed in this task. So, uninstall the new version if you have it on your computer.

2. Click here in order to access a file you can download of the version you need: 6.1. Download and install it.

BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.1 download link2. Go to this page and follow these amazingly easy to follow instructions.

This worked totally smoothly for me. Yay!


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  1. Deena, thanks so much for sharing this! Exactly what I needed after much frustration trying to use the “latest” version of the BB Desktop Manager sw. This is something I used to do with ease in years past … very sad to see how far BB has fallen.

    1. My pleasure. Yes, it’s a frustrating situation though typing at a quarter of the speed on a touch screen is also proving frustrating. Oh well. First world problem at their best. :)

  2. Deena, it helped & many thanks for a really useful post. I have the following to add.

    1. Your version of BB Desktop Manager -6 for this task is very apt.But, the link above isn’t working, though.

    2. The “+” in front of a telephone number disappeared. Is there a solution?

    BB lost its charm. After faithfully using it for six long years, I am disappointed and chose iPhone.


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