Encrypted files stored on the microSD media card appear as .rem files

Article ID: KB11454

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 08-22-2013


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows
  • BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • BlackBerry smartphones
  • microSD card

Files stored on the BlackBerry smartphone's microSD media card have a .rem extension added to the original file name.

The following error occurs when attempting to view the file on a computer:

Unable to display file <filename>.<extension>.rem

For example:

Unable to display file blackberry.jpg.rem


Upgrade the BlackBerry Desktop Software to the latest version in order to transfer encrypted files. Visit the following link to download:


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For instructions on how to turn on media card encryption, see KB12999.


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