MyPhone application from Microsoft is one of the best applications to backup windows mobile phone data. However, the data is uploaded over the web and to check data and upload/download you need to have a stable internet connection. In such scenarios, an application to backup the Windows Phone offline is much more desired.

The PIM backup application is such a tool that allows to backup/restore personal information stored on windows mobile based pocket devices like contacts, appointments, tasks, messages, calls etc.
The backup is totally independent of the version of Windows Mobile running on the device and independent of the device itself. The backup is also independent of the language used on the device. You can easily backup on a Chinese device and restore in a German one.

There are two kinds of backups. The binary based backup has been implemented in order to have a backup/restore process which is fast and more reliable, the disadvantage being that the backup contents cannot be easily modified or viewed. This backup is better in terms of privacy as well as security too. The text based backup has been implemented in order to see/edit the contents on a pc for instance.

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– Pocket PC 2003
– Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC
– WM6/6.1/6.5 Professional devices


Download PIM backup v2.8 for WM5 & WM6

Download PIM backup v2.8 for WM2003SE

User manual:  Pim Backup quick user guide

To use the application, the exe contained in the zip file, should be copied and launched on the pocket pc, and not on a pc.

It took me less than two minutes to download, copy to phone, install and take backup on my Windows Mobile Phone. Have you tried any such application? Do comment here to let us all know.

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