.PDU File Extension

LG Backup Extracted MMS Message

Developer LG Electronics
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Category Backup Files
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What is a PDU file?

A PDU file is an MMS message extracted from an LG backup (.LBF) file. PDU files are stored in .ZIP archives. You can extract PDU files from an LBF file using a hex editor, such as HxD. However, there is no known way to open PDU files and view their contents.

More Information

LG smartphone users can use the LG Backup application to back up their phone's applications, calendar entries, contacts, settings, and messages in an LBF file. When they do, their MMS messages are saved in the LBF file, as a series of PDU files. These files are named 0.pdu, 1.pdu, 2.pdu, and so on.

Using a hex editor and a complicated series of instructions, users can extract PDU files from their LBF file.

How to open a PDU file

At the moment, there is no known way to open PDU files. If you still want to attempt to view the files' contents, you can open them in a universal file viewer, or you can change the files' extension to .txt and open them in a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or GitHub Atom (cross-platform). However, keep in mind that your PDU file's contents will likely not be useful.

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Programs that open PDU files

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Updated October 27, 2021

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