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Opening .bkf file in Windows *

by deandec / February 10, 2013 4:52 PM PST

Running a new windows 8 home HP computer.

Need to transfer old files to the Win8 computer from XP computer using a backup .bkf files created by the XP computer.

I cannot use the old computer to effect the transfer.

If you have done this successfully, please explain the process.

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Re:.bkf files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 10, 2013 5:01 PM PST
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18924 is a program to do it in Windows 7 32-bit (there's another download for the 64-bit version of Windows 7). It's worth a try to see if these work in Windows 8 also.

If they don't the easy solution seems to use another machine (work, friend, family) with Windows XP or Windows 7 to extract the files of those backup files to and external hard disk.

This is a good example of a reason not to use backup programs that store their data in a program-specific compressed format. A backup method that just copies the files, so you can use Windows Explorer to access them is much safer. So changing your backup strategy might be your first task now you've switched to Windows 8.

Kees
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BKF Recovery Tool
by johnmarsh12 / March 21, 2013 9:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:.bkf files

RecoveryFix for BKF is equipped with advanced algorithms that ensure quick retrieval of files and folders from corrupt backup archives. It also supports data recovery from BKF folders created with Veritas software on different operating systems such as Mac, Novell and MS Windows. BKF recovery tool quickly fix CRC and Improper download issues of Windows Backup archives.

http://www.bkfrestore.org

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