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#1 +Byté



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:11

Hey All,

I have a 700GB BKF File here that was created using the standard NT Backup. Someone has brought it to me asking for help extracting certain files from it, because they cannot get NTBackup to catalog the backup file, when you select the .bkf file to restore... it does nothing.

So i was wondering if anyone knows of any free software that will let me mount the .bkf file and extract certain files from it?

MS Backup Recovery 1.0 does this really well, i can see all the files but cannot extract them as im using an evaluation version. Before i buy it... i wondered if anyone had an alternative :)

Thank You!

#2 lars77



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 13:19

Ah, those .bkf files.. this was why I stopped using MS Backup early on, not only are they hard to open, but half the time they're going to be corrupt anyway. (MS Backup is apparently quite happy to create .bkf files it won't be able to open later w/o telling you anything went wrong!)

Maybe this sounds silly, have you already tried messing with it on your own w/ a Win XP machine? Personally I'd load up XP in a VM & see what I can do w/ the .bkf file. Unfortunately, it is fairly common for those .bkf files to be broken (& thus the catalog won't load), but you could always make an attempt just to be sure.

Outside of that, not sure what your options are, honestly I don't remember ever finding anything free/open source that actually worked. If that program can at least see what's in the .bkf file, maybe it's worth giving it a shot.

#3 +BudMan


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:37

you could try this

#4 glad581


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:37

BKF files sometimes can get corrupted due to interruption during backup, CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) errors, virus attacks, sudden system shutdown, and other reasons. You can use Kernel for BKF file repair software to mount bkf file and extract data from that file.

#5 Naitik



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:31

Hi.....sorry for being late reply. No freeware is available in the market to extract a corrupt BKF file. You can use demo version at free of cost, but there must be some limitations. There is a commercialware named as SysInfoTools BKF Repair, I have read an article about it on EzineArticles. It fixes a large sized corrupt backup file in just a couple of minutes. You can try its demo before buying it. With the help of demo version you can see the preview of your recovered data.

#6 alphamale



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 17:59

its ok, you must have been very busy. we got tired of waiting on you to show up so other members supplied the correct information months ago.