Nokia PC Suite 7.1.180.46 for Windows

by Nokia

Avg. Rating 3.0 (345 votes)

File Details

File Size 38.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 173,441
Publisher Nokia
Homepage Nokia PC Suite

Publisher's Description

Nokia PC Suite is a package of Windows-based PC applications developed especially for use with Nokia phones. Depending on your phone model, it lets you synchronize, edit, and back up many of your phone's files on a compatible PC through a wireless or cable connection.

Latest Reviews

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v7.1.50.2 on Jun 12, 2010

Much better than ovi suite,

beelzebub360

beelzebub360 reviewed v7.1.40.6 on Mar 29, 2010

This a good soft & bloat free as in the case of OVi suite
Simple..
Fast..
& Does its job great

tbresson

tbresson reviewed v7.1.40.1 on Jan 4, 2010

It's bloat! No doubt about it! I can't even begin to wonder why Nokia would make their software even slower than their mobile phones.

The software is in it self ok - really. It does most of the things it's supposed to as supposed to their new version, the Ovi Suite - OMG! More bloat and now stuff that used to be slow here with Nokia Suite simply doesn't work in Ovi. So even though this software is not that good it's better than upgrading right now.

I usually use the file browser with Bluetooth which is slow I know but it worked. The new version of Ovi doesn't even let you take a backup without using a cable. I guess we should be thankful they started to include the cables when you buy the phone - but still.

Ovi is even popping up on your screen when your phone is active. The sucks when you're plaiying a game and you get an sms - or if you're seeing a movie on your computer. But thankfully you can disable the "run on Windows startup" which of course totally makes the feature to autobackup your stuff go to waste.

The backup feature in Nokia Suite is also better because when taking backup with Ovi suite it appears to take all the included stuff on your phone with it aswell. I'm not sure if that's all the samle pictures, ringtones etc. AND the software you downloaded to your phone, e.g. GoogleMaps, Nokia Suite etc. but it simply never ends backing up - not on bluetooth anyway and all this when selecing "phone specific backup".

So all in all I'd say even though this software has gotten quite a bad review you should probably stick with it a while longer. The next generation is not looking better right now.

Trooobador

Trooobador reviewed v7.1.30.9 on Aug 11, 2009

Nokia PC Suite freezes my PC everytime I run the "Get Connected" wizard.
Then I have to do a hard reset. Been trying for 3 days to fix it.
I'm an IT professional with an otherwise stable XP Pro system.
Very frustrating.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v7.1.30.9 on Jul 2, 2009

Stupid Nokia music module still won't connect to Nokia server at least with my n85 & firewall disabled. Last good version for me was way back at v6. There's complaints about the version seven's all over the Net. What a way to alienate customers.

al_lea

al_lea reviewed v7.1.26.0 on Jun 1, 2009

To view the backup flle's content or extract contact, sms, calendars etc from it, you can try Noki at www.nokisoft.com. Noki is a Nokia backup file explorer. The supported backup file formats are:
1. for pc suite 6.5~7.1: .nbu, .nfb, .nfc
2. for SD card: backup.arc
3. for symbian contact database: contacts.cdb

psycros

psycros reviewed v7.1.18.0 Beta on Dec 8, 2008

Beta 18 is the worst yet. It demands to update my E62 to add support for "new features", and the phone spits out an an "update error" when I try. Considering that this is the ONLY smartphone Nokia has released on a US carrier for over two years, you'd think they could make it work correctly with their own software - sigh. I hear b19 is out but I can't find it anywhere.

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v7.1.16.0 Beta on Nov 12, 2008

I missed writing a review for beta 15 ...

* This pile of bloat just keeps on coming doesn't it ?
* The messages problem is still there in beta 15, cannot delete messages.

I really hope they separate the 32 and 64 bit version. 60 MB is no fun to download !!! :(

psycros

psycros reviewed v7.1.16.0 Beta on Nov 11, 2008

XX.14 was flaky, the main interface stopped showing any text after a few days of use. xx.15 was utterly non-functional..tried installing several times and it hung the system consistently. Downloading xx.16 right now, praying its a step forward. While 7.xx was a definate improvement over the last release, a few tweaks would make this a much more functional application:

* Please oh PLEASE, Nokia, enable Windows theme support for all parts of the Suite, or release an SDK for skinners. That awful Vista-like interface is hard on the eyes.
* When the PC Suite interface is invoked it usually says its updating messages, but it rarely does so. You nearly always have to click the yellow envelope button to force an update.
* In the Message Centre it would be REALLY nice if contacts could be displayed as "last name, first name". I guarantee if you asked them, 90% of users would want this to be the default. Why should I have to use a search window every time I want to find somebody? Just let me organize my list in a normal fashion! (And that goes for every email program out there).

xx.14 issues:

* Messages: BROKEN. Every time I try to send to a recipient, which worked fine under xx.12, it kicks back a "bad address" error or something to that effect. Even manually entering phone numbers doesn't help.
* Main interface stopped showing any text after a few days of use. All the graphic and animation elements were present, but not a character would show up. Tried rebooting and everything.

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v7.1.14.0 Beta on Nov 4, 2008

This one does the jobs nicely ... nearly! :( :(
They should change the screenshot, it doesn't look like that anymore !!!
Although the new features of v7 are really nice, the Calender, Messaging, etc, this thing doesn't really delete messages from the phone.
It says "deleted" in the UI, but when I hit refresh, the message is back it the list, it has never been deleted from the phone!!! :( :(

Also, I think the size has doubled because they are bundling 32 AND 64 bit in the same installer .. ACK!!!

Avg. Rating 3.0 (345 votes)
Your Rating
outofspace

outofspace reviewed v7.1.50.2 on Jun 12, 2010

Much better than ovi suite,

beelzebub360

beelzebub360 reviewed v7.1.40.6 on Mar 29, 2010

This a good soft & bloat free as in the case of OVi suite
Simple..
Fast..
& Does its job great

tbresson

tbresson reviewed v7.1.40.1 on Jan 4, 2010

It's bloat! No doubt about it! I can't even begin to wonder why Nokia would make their software even slower than their mobile phones.

The software is in it self ok - really. It does most of the things it's supposed to as supposed to their new version, the Ovi Suite - OMG! More bloat and now stuff that used to be slow here with Nokia Suite simply doesn't work in Ovi. So even though this software is not that good it's better than upgrading right now.

I usually use the file browser with Bluetooth which is slow I know but it worked. The new version of Ovi doesn't even let you take a backup without using a cable. I guess we should be thankful they started to include the cables when you buy the phone - but still.

Ovi is even popping up on your screen when your phone is active. The sucks when you're plaiying a game and you get an sms - or if you're seeing a movie on your computer. But thankfully you can disable the "run on Windows startup" which of course totally makes the feature to autobackup your stuff go to waste.

The backup feature in Nokia Suite is also better because when taking backup with Ovi suite it appears to take all the included stuff on your phone with it aswell. I'm not sure if that's all the samle pictures, ringtones etc. AND the software you downloaded to your phone, e.g. GoogleMaps, Nokia Suite etc. but it simply never ends backing up - not on bluetooth anyway and all this when selecing "phone specific backup".

So all in all I'd say even though this software has gotten quite a bad review you should probably stick with it a while longer. The next generation is not looking better right now.

Trooobador

Trooobador reviewed v7.1.30.9 on Aug 11, 2009

Nokia PC Suite freezes my PC everytime I run the "Get Connected" wizard.
Then I have to do a hard reset. Been trying for 3 days to fix it.
I'm an IT professional with an otherwise stable XP Pro system.
Very frustrating.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v7.1.30.9 on Jul 2, 2009

Stupid Nokia music module still won't connect to Nokia server at least with my n85 & firewall disabled. Last good version for me was way back at v6. There's complaints about the version seven's all over the Net. What a way to alienate customers.

al_lea

al_lea reviewed v7.1.26.0 on Jun 1, 2009

To view the backup flle's content or extract contact, sms, calendars etc from it, you can try Noki at www.nokisoft.com. Noki is a Nokia backup file explorer. The supported backup file formats are:
1. for pc suite 6.5~7.1: .nbu, .nfb, .nfc
2. for SD card: backup.arc
3. for symbian contact database: contacts.cdb

psycros

psycros reviewed v7.1.18.0 Beta on Dec 8, 2008

Beta 18 is the worst yet. It demands to update my E62 to add support for "new features", and the phone spits out an an "update error" when I try. Considering that this is the ONLY smartphone Nokia has released on a US carrier for over two years, you'd think they could make it work correctly with their own software - sigh. I hear b19 is out but I can't find it anywhere.

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v7.1.16.0 Beta on Nov 12, 2008

I missed writing a review for beta 15 ...

* This pile of bloat just keeps on coming doesn't it ?
* The messages problem is still there in beta 15, cannot delete messages.

I really hope they separate the 32 and 64 bit version. 60 MB is no fun to download !!! :(

psycros

psycros reviewed v7.1.16.0 Beta on Nov 11, 2008

XX.14 was flaky, the main interface stopped showing any text after a few days of use. xx.15 was utterly non-functional..tried installing several times and it hung the system consistently. Downloading xx.16 right now, praying its a step forward. While 7.xx was a definate improvement over the last release, a few tweaks would make this a much more functional application:

* Please oh PLEASE, Nokia, enable Windows theme support for all parts of the Suite, or release an SDK for skinners. That awful Vista-like interface is hard on the eyes.
* When the PC Suite interface is invoked it usually says its updating messages, but it rarely does so. You nearly always have to click the yellow envelope button to force an update.
* In the Message Centre it would be REALLY nice if contacts could be displayed as "last name, first name". I guarantee if you asked them, 90% of users would want this to be the default. Why should I have to use a search window every time I want to find somebody? Just let me organize my list in a normal fashion! (And that goes for every email program out there).

xx.14 issues:

* Messages: BROKEN. Every time I try to send to a recipient, which worked fine under xx.12, it kicks back a "bad address" error or something to that effect. Even manually entering phone numbers doesn't help.
* Main interface stopped showing any text after a few days of use. All the graphic and animation elements were present, but not a character would show up. Tried rebooting and everything.

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v7.1.14.0 Beta on Nov 4, 2008

This one does the jobs nicely ... nearly! :( :(
They should change the screenshot, it doesn't look like that anymore !!!
Although the new features of v7 are really nice, the Calender, Messaging, etc, this thing doesn't really delete messages from the phone.
It says "deleted" in the UI, but when I hit refresh, the message is back it the list, it has never been deleted from the phone!!! :( :(

Also, I think the size has doubled because they are bundling 32 AND 64 bit in the same installer .. ACK!!!

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v7.1.14.0 Beta on Nov 4, 2008

Ovi suite is rubbish especially in x64 systems. It just not working at all

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v7.1.12.0 Beta on Oct 28, 2008

Are they still offering this rubbish. Maybe they are for support for old phones. Ovi suite from Nokia is so much better.

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v7.1.12.0 Beta on Oct 27, 2008

Good software, could be better, but still the best.

Doubledoom, I just tested Ovi and I disagree with you absolutely.
Ovi just hanged so many times that I lost count. It downloaded aged components which had to be updated (redownloaded) just after being installed. update manager did not work, so every application had to search updates for itself. The UI is absolutely counter intuitive, useless at best. I am GLAD Nokia still mantain PC suite, it only lacks an online content copier (flickr, picasaweb. youtube and such services). Ovi really was a painful attempt, with less options available and a pain to setup.
Ads? No, thank you, I just want to see what I want!
I hope it never replace pc suite. That day, I will drop my N95 trough the toilette.
Ovi is just another pathetic .net garbage. Long life to pc suite!

teohhanhui

teohhanhui reviewed v7.0.8.2 on Aug 23, 2008

I hope it can copy sms from phone to PC flawlessly this time...

The modified date used to be missing in the previous version.

wolssiloa

wolssiloa reviewed v7.0.8.2 on Aug 21, 2008

Nokia PC Suite 7.x series is markedly better improvement over the 6.x series. With better driver support, your Nokia mobile will be recognized a lot faster than in the older versions. The program too BIG though and takes up lots of resources. If it could be streamlined, made smaller and made to run faster, I would give it a higher score. I don't particularly like the GUI menu design. It's been changed since 6.x and some images/designs do not match.

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