I have my SMS in my Nokia phone saved to the SD memory card in a folder called Private\1000484b\Mail2 (at least I think they are).

The folder contains files with no extension whatsoever (just files). I want to be able to read these SMS from my PC; and browse and manage them quickly.

The problem is I don't have my USB cable anymore, and my computer doesn't have blue tooth. Given the fact that Nokia suite could help in the previous cases. So only the card could be connected by a reader.

Is there a way that I could read my SMS when I need to, from the PC?

  • Did you try opening the file in Notepad(++)? Perhaps the SMS'es aren't even encoded and just plain test.
    – mtak
    May 1, 2014 at 11:10
  • @mtak I did open some in Notepad (not sure what ++ means). Some messages have text that makes sense, and that text appears within some symbols. Other messages are just a bunch of meaningless symbols.
    – Ray
    May 1, 2014 at 11:29
  • Could you post a couple of the readable and unreadable messages? People might get an idea for a solution without having to buy a Nokia phone :)
    – mtak
    May 1, 2014 at 11:31
  • @mtak This is part of what the symbols look like (I couldn't copy whole messages without including private info like cell numbers ;)) h< h< Kژچ p E : c : f %:
    – Ray
    May 1, 2014 at 12:18
  • @mtak I would also like to add that some symbols within those I wrote above couldn't get copied here, i.e. symbols that look like crosses, etc..
    – Ray
    May 1, 2014 at 12:20

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If you do not have USB or Bluetooth, then IRDA is another option.

Please note that only those modem drivers that are using either cable or Bluetooth or are present currently will show the port they are using. Modems that are using IrDA or PC Card slot as connection method will only be listed but not showing the actual port they will use.

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