How to Backup iPhone SMS Messages on Windows
1. Locate the file 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 on your hard drive.
It is located at:
C:Users[your username]Application DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup[some id]3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.mddata (Windows 7)
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C:Documents and Settings[Username]Application DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup[some ID]3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 (Windows XP)
Copy it to a safe location for your use.
2. Download SQLite Database Browser
This is open-source software. Download from Sourceforge.
3. Open the file in SQLite Database Browser, and export table as CSV
4. Read your text messages!
Note that the date column is in UNIX POSIX time. You can do one-off coversions by copying the date number into UNIX Online Conversion or you can insert a column and put in a formula to convert the UNIX time into normal dates:
Be sure to “format cells” as “date” or “time.”