SME File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SME file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open SME files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SME for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SME openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SME

While we know of one file format using the .SME file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SME file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SME files. Remember, different programs may use SME files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SME-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SME-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!