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Accidentally deleted important SMS on Lumia 625, how can i get it back? [duplicate]

I've accidentally deleted an important sms from my Nokia Lumia 625. Anyone has an idea of how to recover it?
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How to sync video from my phone to any cloud service?

I have Microsoft Lumia and it sync photos automatically to onedrive, but it is not doing the same with videos. I want to keep my videos in sync with any cloud service, is that possible and which cloud ...
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Transfer Whatsapp from Android to Windows phone

I'm trying to transfer whatsapp data from my android phone to windows. I copied the 'whatsapp' folder from android storage to the root folder of windows and then installed whatsapp in windows and ...
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How to backup Viber messages?

Is there any way at all to backup Viber messages on Windows Phones? The standard backup feature on Viber is currently only available for iPhone and Android. Any workarounds to backup Viber ...
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Where do I find backed up pictures?

I was using a Lumia 1020 which I lost some time ago. Now I want to retrieve the pictures I had taken on it. I've been looking through the Windows Phone website for the past hour trying to find the ...
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How to access messages.db on Windows Phone 8 [duplicate]

How to extract whatsapp messages.db message backup? describes a tool to access whatsapp backups on Windows Phone 7.5. However, this tool is not compatible with Windows Phone 8. Is there any way to ...
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What happen if I try to restore a bigger backup in a different phone?

I have a Lumia 920 32GB and just bought a Lumia 830 16GB internal memory but I can increase up to 128GB with an SD card. My question is: When I start the setup of the new phone it will start to ...
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Will all my contact details get delete if I reset my Lumia 525? [duplicate]

Unfortunately I delete some inbuilt apps like Calender, Podcast, BatterySaver etc in my Lumia 525. So I was not able to open any apps and not able to open email accounts in my mobile. I didn't find ...
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SMS Backup : where are sms that I've sent?

I've got a WP8.1 phone and I activated SMS backup a few days ago. After several tests, I can finally view my sms message on outlook.com via Category Filters. However, I can only see my received sms, ...
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Phone back from repair, do I have to manually add all accounts?

My Lumia 1020 was sent for repair and obviously was wiped first. I took a backup and when I plugged it back in was asked if I wanted to restore that backup - I said yes. But other than my contacts ...
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Can I back up text messages onto SkyDrive AND delete them from my phone, a Nokia Lumia 810?

Is it possible to backup my text messages onto the SkyDrive AND delete these messages from my phone? I need space on my phone, a Nokia Lumia 810, but I don't want to completely delete my messages ...
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How to export “Messaging” from Lumia 930?

As the title says, I need to export messages to PC exactly as they are stored in the phone together with relevant metadata. How can I do that? I have a Nokia Lumia 930.
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How can I restore a backup Window Phone 8.1?

I am restoring a backup on my Window Phone 8.1 device. I reset my phone, but when I restore it, I didn't get any code on my device or in my email id to verify. Is there any way to do this?
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Resolving problems with backup?

For about 2 months now, it appears that backup has been failing to backup correctly - If I kick off a manual backup, the progress works up to 98%, and then fails with a message "There was a problem ...
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Backup Library albums on onedrive [duplicate]

How can I backup other albums in my PC library other than Camera Roll??
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I accidentally deleted the saved pictures album [duplicate]

I deleted saved picture album by mistake from my Lumia 820. Can I return it back with Zune app or something other ways? Btw I didn't activate the OneDrive service before deleting the album.
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What can be backed up with Windows Phone 8.x?

Similar: What can be backed up? I've read the above question, but the information is over two years old and doesn't specify a phone OS version. I'd like to see an updated list here, specifically ...
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Backup and restore apps deleted from Store

My Lumia 920 is currently running the Black firmware, with the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Other Lumia 920 owners in the household, previously running 8.0 on Black, were able to upgrade to ...
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Properly restore photos to Lumia 1020

I have just reinstalled the firmware on my Lumia 1020 in order to get Cyan (I was on 8.1 Dev Prev) and am now busy restoring everything. I had about 7GBs worth of photos on it, all of which is now on ...
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Restore WP 8 to another backup after it has been restored already?

I was using WP 8.1 from Developer Preview and used the Backup feature. After I had to send my phone in for repair I got it reset to 8.0. The initial setup wizard offered me a backup that was several ...
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How to extract SMS messages from Lumia 520? [duplicate]

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.0, and I need to extract all SMS messages between myself and another person. How can I copy the entire threads?
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I accidentally deleted the pictures album

I deleted saved picture album by mistake from my Lumia 820. How can I return it back? I didn't activate the SkyDrive service before deleting the album.
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Windows Phone 8 - Full System Backup and Restore

I have a new (Verizon) Nokia Icon (Lumia 929) Windows Phone. I'm looking for the equivalent of a Full System Backup and Restore (including contacts) solution, similar to what you might have on a PC. ...
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Retrival of synced data

I bought a Nokia Lumia 720 couple of days back. I stored some data in it and also synced (Onenotes, contacts & apps) with the Hotmail account. Now if I restore my phone, is it possible to retrieve ...
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Is it possible to backup a phone that does not boot anymore?

Phone Model :- LG Optimus - E900 OS:- Windows Phone 7.5 (installed the update on wp 7) My phone got stuck on boot screen with LG logo and it isn't booting. I am not going for the hard reset option ...
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On Windows Phone, where can you view your backed up text messages [duplicate]

On Windows phone you can back up your text messages by going to Settings > Applications > Messaging > Text message backup (flick on) My question is: How can I view these text messages online? Is ...
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Any trick to backup non-Xbox games data

Most of the Xbox-labeled games has a pretty decent way to backup their data (or at least the game progress). On the other hand those who don't have any Xbox label lack of this kind of feature (e.g. ...
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How can I automatically backup old pictures to skydrive?

I know you can backup pictures automatically, and once backup is activated all pics go to Skydrive. But even after waiting a a few days under wifi old pictures have not been copied to skydrive: is ...
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Choose photo albums to backup/upload to SkyDrive

On my phone I have three photo albums: Camera Roll, Saved Pictures and Screenshots. The first two get automatically uploaded to SkyDrive with the "backup" feature. I'd also like the Screenshots album ...
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Restore phone from backup over wifi?

After doing a factory reset (or when setting up a new windows phone for the first time) it prompts me to restore from backup if I desire. Is it possible to do this over a wifi connection though? At ...
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How to back up photos without USB in Windows Phone 7.*? No Zune Sync

I have a Nokia Lumia 710 (Windows Phone 7.8) here, and the USB port has been damaged. It still charges, but USB syncing is no longer possible. The owner of the phone wants their photos backed up, ...
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How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

I would like to save all of my text messages that are on my phone to a file on my computer. The WP cloud did a good job of saving them across new devices and software resets, but I'm going back to a ...
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Backup of saved Wi-Fi networks

I am thinking to switch from WP7.8 to WP8. There are many Wi-Fi networks which are saved in my mobile. Is it able to backup these along with their information like password, proxy etc and restore the ...
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Where does SMS backup on WP8 actually back up to? Is it user accessible?

I have SMS backup turned on, and it should sync to the outlook.com account I've used to set up the phone (it's a gmail login though) Does it store it somewhere I can see old sms messages, or is it ...
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Backup Contacts

I am trying to backup my contacts for my HTC Arrive. The phone is getting replaced because the USB port is no longer working. I tried syncing my contacts to my hotmail account, but it is not giving ...
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How can I backup my people group?

When I initialized my Windows Phone, I lost my group (I did synchronise my live account). Until I used windowsphone, searching a person by group was very convenient... Is it impossible to back up ...
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Can i just rename old Live ID

I had live ID with "gmail.com" in the end, and changed that to live.com alias. All services updated to the new liveID name(its unique identifier stays the same). But the phone for now is trying to use ...
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Is there any way to backup my entire phone?

From this question we know what can and can't currently be backed up. Are there any 3rd party tools or homebrew apps that will let me back up everything and restore it to a different device? I ...
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What can be backed up?

I just read this Q: How can I backup my SMS I am curious about what any other thing IS or IS NOT possible to back up in my phone? I expect a list of things that CAN be backed up a list of those ...
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How can I backup my SMS

I need to restore my phone. How can I make a backup of my text messages on my computer? Is it possible to restore text messages on the new phone?