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Samsung Smart Switch backup

With MOBILedit Forensic, you can upload and analyse Samsung Smart Switch backup files. Below you can find a guide on how to create this backup and upload it to the MOBILedit Forensic.

Import of a Smart Switch backup is only supported if it has been created using the mobile app (.bk file). The phone must not be connected to a computer when the back up is created. Import of a Smart Switch backup created on either a Mac or PC (.json) is not supported.

How to

  1. Open the Smart Switch app on your Samsung device and select the “EXTERNAL STORAGE” option:

2. Connect your USB flash drive via OTG cable and select which data you want to back up:

3. Click on the “BACK UP” button and wait for the process to finish:

4. Connect the USB drive with the stored Smart Switch backup file to your PC.

5. Open MOBILedit Forensic and select “Import data” to load the backup file:

6. Select “Smart Switch backup file”:

7. Find a location with your stored Smart Switch backup file and click on “Open”:

8. Type the valid password for your Smart Switch backup file, if required, and select “Enter”:

9. Your Smart Switch backup file has been loaded and is ready to be analysed. To start with proceeding data analysis, please select “Next”:

Please see Choose data to import ( for more details.

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