I recently took a backup of my contacts, media and videos through samsung kies. it made one copy for all three and saved it in .sbu format. Now i have formatted my phone and cannot restore my contacts..
I found if I ran the restore in Kies but clicked "Cancel" as soon as the first item started to transfer, the temp folder was created but nothing actually written to the phone. The temp folder was not deleted until I clicked "Complete" on the 'restore failed' dialog in Kies, so I was able to copy its contents to another folder for later browsing.