Opening SME files

Did your computer fail to open a SME file? We explain what SME files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your SME files.

What is a SME file?

The SME file format is a proprietary bacckup file type that was developed by Samsung. Also known as Samsung Kies SMS backup files, these .sme files were created for Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Microsoft Windows PCs and Apple Mac computers.

The data in an SME file is a backup of the SMS (short message service) text conversations that are stored in the Samsung Galaxy smartphone. These .sme files can be copied from a Samsung Galaxy mobile device to a Microsoft Windows PC or an Apple Mac computer through the Samsung Kies application.

Samsung Kies is a data management tool that is built into Samsung Galaxy smartphones. There are also versions of this software for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac computers. Version 2 of Kies can be used to open and view the data that is stored in these .sme files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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