Backup Now! corrupted files

  jimadm 21:01 17 Nov 2005

My computer has an Intel processor, pentium III (933mhz), 512 MB of RAM, rumnning WindowsXP SP2.

I have been using the backup program Backup Now! for a couple of years with no problems. (Backup Now! is produced by NewTech Infosystems, or NTI).

The URL for Backup Now! is:
click here

Anyway, all of a sudden my backup files have become corrupted. The backed up files have the extension NBF.

Whenever I try to open a backed up file using the Backup Now! program, I get a message that says "Invalid Backup File". It appears thatmy *.nbf backup files are corrupted. The Backup Now! program will not open the file.

I already contacted NTI, and they were no help at all. They told me that they do not have a software tool that will repair *.nbf files. They did not have any other suggestions.

Other than not being able to open them, my backed up files appear to be normal. The backup files are the correct size, I believe that all of my data is still in the backup file, its just that the Backup Now! program will not open the file.

The Windows XP chkdsk program will not repair the files; neither will the Windows 98 scandisk program.

Does anyone know of a program that can repair *.nbf files? Or, at least maybe there is a program that can extract my data from the corrupted *.nbf files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Jim Adams

  johnnyrocker 21:16 17 Nov 2005

click here might this help


  ade.h 22:27 17 Nov 2005

That is why I will never use a backup program that creates unique files (maybe with the possible exception of Acronis True Image).

If the program throws a wobbly, or the files need to be accessed without the program available, or they become corrupted, you could be left up a creek with no paddle.

I'm afraid I can't suggest any solution to your current problem, though to avoid it in future, I suggest you try an alternative such as EZ Backitup. Anything that simply copies the relevant files has got to be safer.

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