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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 31610 24-Mar-2009 11:25
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I've been backing up my old desktop to an external drive. The desktop has developed boot up issues and I'm not sure but may have expired. I'm now trying to access the backup file but can't identify what application I used to back it up (a victim of set it and forget it).

I've turned on file extensions in explorer and all I have to go on is the file name, no extension and 'file' in the type column.

I've tried Windows restore, Nero and am about to give Roxio a go. Possibly an OEM package used. TLI rings a bell but I can't find a reference. A search of forums hasn't thrown anything up.

Is there some way I can extract more information from the backup file to identify what package I should use to restore?

Cheers

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Master Geek


  Reply # 203001 24-Mar-2009 11:39
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I guess the name of the file lends not a single clue? e.g. ibackup_01


What about the make/model of the drive?




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 203019 24-Mar-2009 12:54
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'Fraid not. The filename is user generated and the external drive is a Seagate FreeAgent. Currently I'm using the backup software that came with the drive for now - adequate but not convinced it's the best going. With the old desktop though, I was in transition and backed up to the drive with the 'mystery' package.

Lesson learned: choose a good backup system and stick with it!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 204546 31-Mar-2009 21:48
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