Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist. Do you recall the software used
to create the original backup?
If you used the XP backup utility this could be what you need.
I've never tried this before but it looks like it will work. The utility system requirements include all versions of Vista.
I can't say if this will work on Windows 7, though: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4220
There are special Install Instructions so please take a look at those.
See if this will work:
Any luck with this version?
There is software that claims to be able to recover backups: http://www.bkfrecovery.net/
It's not free though.
I'm curious to know what happened when trying the Win 7 version.
Were you getting errors or any other indication as to why it wasn't working?
I got it working on Windows 7.
You'll need to extract from an XP installation CD or copy them from a running Windows XP installation, 3 files to their own folder that you create on your Windows 7 desktop
Once you have those 3 files in their own folder, run the ntbackup.exe and the program will start.
You'll get an error that "Backup Utility cannot connect to Removable Storage service"
Put a checkmark in the Do not show this message again box and click OK.
The program will start in Wizard mode.
Under "What do you want to do" click "Restore files and settings" and click Next.
A window will open prompting you for the location of your backup file.
I didn't have a .bkf file to work with so I had to stop there but I can verify that the program will
run on Windows 7 Pro x64 using the instructions above.
Go figure, it works on my Windows 10 machine also.
Hi. I've been trying this out on my Win 10 machine and it works great. If you need any assistance getting
this working please let me know. If you don't have an XP machine you can use, or an XP disk ,I can show you how to make the disk
for free and extract the necessary files.
Hi. Were you able to recover your files? I you were, I'd like to get credit for that.
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On my desktop I created a folder I called NT_Backup. It contains only the three files from the XP installation CD
you see in the attachment. Is this how your folder was constructed? (see attachment)
When I launch the ntbackup.exe file contained in the folder the program starts
and this is what I see (see attachment)
The ntbackup.exe file will not run unless the other two files are with it in the same folder.
The files in your folder must look exactly like those in my attachment.
If it looks like this: ntbackup.ex_
the file was not extracted correctly.
I used 7-zip to extract the files from the i386 folder on the XP installation disk: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
I can connect to your PC and set this up. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
Hi. Were you able to get this going using 7-Zip?