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iomega 1-step back up files

Mar 2, 2010 1:18AM PST

I have recently discovered some old zip discs that I created years ago of photos that I had taken and would now love to retrieve. I bought a iomega zip drive off ebay but have now discovered I am unable to open the files as they are '1-step' files. I've been in touch with iomega but they couldn't help. Can anyone suggest how I can find the software that will enable me to open my files?

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Not sure.
Mar 2, 2010 4:10AM PST

I'm surprised that Iomega cannot help you with their own products, however old they may be.

But perhaps the software in the site linked below may help. It seems to offer various Iomega 1-step software, and if you can remember what you used all that time ago, perhaps you can use the same again;

Possible problems;

1] The software is not compatible with the OS you are currently using.

2] If that original Iomega software backed up these files with password control, you may struggle to get this software to work, even if you know the original passwords.

Good luck.


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iomega 1-step back up files
Mar 2, 2010 5:18PM PST

thanks. Sadly those links you sent me don't appear to work anymore and although I did a search on w32_iom221a_en.exe and found the file elsewhere, when I came to ran it, it seemed to be the software for! Any further suggestions would be welcome!

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I don't see a simple solution
Mar 2, 2010 6:14PM PST

I've searched for any method to open Iomega 1-step files, but anything I find sends me straight back to Iomega's original software.

I am beginning to think that, unless you still have the original software somewhere, and a DOS capable machine that can run it, your next step is going to be to find a "Data recovery" service somewhere.

There will be few, if any, free options available, and so you will probably need to weigh up the cost of recovery against the value you place on these photos. Even then, with a professional recovery service, full recovery is not ensured.



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Long shot. The miracle.
Mar 3, 2010 10:31AM PST

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