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Restore Old Backup Files From .bkf To .zip


Bought new laptop with windows 7. Have a backup file on a usb drive (. Bkf}. Windows 7 backup/restore program uses (.zip). What can i do to restore my old files. The drive on my old laptop is dead so i can't use the old one.

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A2c Files Downloaded As Zip Files

If you go to alice.org and try to download one of their image files, ie8 changes the extension from a2c to zip making the file unusable unless the user manually changes the file extension.

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Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-09-26 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-22 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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I have some problems with my backup program (backup and restore of w7). Normally i have scheduled a backup every fryday at 19:00 hours. The backup goes to a nas. Today the nas was offline and i was forgotten to turn it on. I turned it on and it came available as normal. Then i went to the "backup and restore" option of my control panel. There i saw the information that there was no backup done that night (correct) so i pressed the "backup now" button.

Directly the next message appeared: back up or restore your files

(Red cross) an internal error has occurred.
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There is nothing else i can do anymore with the program. Even restarting my system fails: the same error code is appearing again. Does anyone knows what is the matter here and how to solve this?


Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-10-24 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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I am currently running the w7 rc and am about to upgrade to w7, there is also a vista dual-boot i will erase at the same time. I have mcafee and powerdvd subscriptions on the rc. Now when i upgrade the rc to w7 directly these subscriptions will carry over, and that's wonderful, however i still have the stupid partition problem wasting hdd space. As i understand the only way to get rid of it is a full hdd reformat, which wipes the memory. My plan is to backup the new w7 account to an external hdd, thats a ful backup of everything, perform the reformat, and somehow get the backup back onto the hdd. Only there's no windows software to run the recovery.

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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