1. AC Question's Avatar
    After hours of searching Google I feel like I'm the only person to ever consistently backup their Galaxy, then end up breaking it, then buy a different (none-android) phone but still want the old texts from my Galaxy backup. I can't find ANYTHING that will help me open that damn .sme file.

    Am I missing something? Kies won't open it (I'm guessing without a Galaxy connected) and neither will anything else I've downloaded.

    Does anyone know how to retrieve the texts from a Kies backup or am I completely out of luck?

    Thanks for helping.
    01-28-2015 12:33 AM
  2. ashraf11_11's Avatar
    I am also in the same position.
    I searched using google, and it seems there is a reader for SME files but my guess is those SME files are not the ones samsung uses for their SMS backup.
    02-01-2015 07:09 AM
  3. Feldon's Avatar
    Why do people recommend Samsung Kies when it is such a steaming pile of ****?

    It fails to restore SMS messages, and they're now trapped in an SME file and every tool I find that advertises the ability to read SME files turns out to include malware.

    It fails to backup icon choices/positions on your home screens.

    Really shocked that people advise Kies as an optimal backup solution.
    04-19-2015 06:45 PM

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