Are my contacts encrypted on my Android and where are they?

How can I access them? Any public APIs? (From PC)

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At least honeycomb allows user to encrypt all data (see article on http://www.netbooklive.com/android-honeycomb-can-encrypt-all-your-data-7497/).

You can export all your contacts from the application (tap in contacts app on menu, then import/export and choose export to SD Card)

  • By access, I mean from PC.
    – user2722
    Jun 27, 2011 at 7:51
  • updated my answer.
    – uthark
    Jun 27, 2011 at 7:53
  • Sorry, but an additional: if I do not export it to SD, where they originally are? Can I see them from PC?
    – user2722
    Jun 27, 2011 at 7:59
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    You can see your contacts saved in google account in Google contacts. Contacts on the phone are stored at /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/contacts.db
    – uthark
    Jun 27, 2011 at 8:58

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