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Extract ".vcf" file from "Backup.tar" ?

asked 2015-08-08 01:00:06 +0200

Schturman gravatar image

Someone know if I can somehow to extract "all.vcf" file from "Backup.tar" file ?
I extracted "Backup.tar" in windows, but I can't find this file here :(
My phone is dead and I need my contacts at least...

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The "Backup.tar" file include only .git folder and .vault.state file... It DON'T have .vault folder with People folder...

Schturman ( 2015-08-08 02:30:39 +0200 )edit

.vault is the backup folder itself, so do you have People folder in your tar? (by the way, convert this into a comment selecting "more > repost...")

simo ( 2015-08-08 09:00:21 +0200 )edit

No, I don't have People folder in tar file, such as all other like Accounts, Browser, Gallery etc... not here... I did full backup one day before my phone dead...
Like I wrote before the "Backup.tar" file include only .git folder and .vault.state file.
.git folder include some different folders, but no one of them include the "all.vcf" file.

Schturman ( 2015-08-08 22:16:45 +0200 )edit

Then you had an issue during the original backup (.vault directory on phone missing/empty) or you have tarred a wrong folder / picked a wrong .tar... Can you still reach your phone folders via recovery mode to find it again, or did you already do a factory reset?

simo ( 2015-08-09 00:04:17 +0200 )edit

I did all as usual from backup app in the phone. It finished full backup and I just chosen "copy to ext. SD". Now I transferred this .tar file to PC and extracted it...
I can't access to the phone in any way.. It's just dead, no recovery mode, nothing... Phone not react at all...
Only when I connect charger without battery inside the phone, yellow led blinking once...
I was thinking maybe it encrypted in the tar file and I just need to now how to extract it, but probably no... Something wrong here...
Thanks for trying to help...

Schturman ( 2015-08-09 00:23:13 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-08-08 01:10:54 +0200

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You can find it in .vault folder (if People app was among backup selections when taking the backup)

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to be exact: .vault/People/data/all.vcf

simo ( 2015-08-08 08:51:56 +0200 )edit

I know where it should be.... Please read my comment above.

Schturman ( 2015-08-08 22:17:26 +0200 )edit

seems like not an answer in your case, as you can't connect to the phone. Best of luck!

simo ( 2015-08-09 01:46:05 +0200 )edit
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