There are a number of articles on the Dantz website referring to Maxtor drives.
You mention Retrospect 6.1 and then Retrospect Express, which one are you using?
What version of Retrospect did you use to backup the PC?
Does the Maxtor drive mount on the Mac Desktop? I'm guessing it does. Strange that you cannot find the catalog file on the Maxtor though. How is the Maxtor formatted? Fat32 or NTFS?
If the HD mounts and you can browse it outside of Retrospect, copy the catalog onto the HD and try again.
Could it be that the two versions are not compatible? Not just the PC/Mac thing but the Retrospect/Retrospect Express thing?
I have some data files that I backed up on a Windows PC to a Maxtor external drive using Retrospect, and I want to restore them to my Macintosh.
I am using Retrospect 6.1 running under Mac OS X 10.4.3.
I do this:
1. Click on Retrospect Express
2. Click on Tools tab
3. Click on Repair (to rebuild a backup set catalog)
Now I am presented with a list:
Update existing catalog file
Rebuild from tapes
Rebuild from CD/DVD disks
Rebuild from removable disks
Repair file backup set.
If I choose Rebuild from removable disks, I get a message No removable media found (even though I have the external Maxtor drive running and can see the restore files in Finder)
If I choose Repair backup set, I can browse my external Maxtor drive but can only see .rdb files
I seem to be going around in circles trying to recreate the catalog set so I can restore my .rdb files.
Any ideas anyone?