Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

Q: Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

Still having issues with a Backup file that was created on XP-PRO. Icreated the backup to my D:\ as I was going to Re-format my C:\ in order to re-install my O/S. Once I was ready to recover that backup i got an error message that read"This file contains Unrecognized data and cannot be used". The only suitable way that I have found to recover these files is by paying upwards of $600.00 to a professional data recovery co. That is not at all a feasible option, so I have given up on recovering the entire backup file and am now simply focused on recovering specific files. Is there a program which allows me to "pick & choose" which files I want to recover from a corrupted backup file? I know it's a shot in the dark, but I am at my wit's end. Thanks for taking the time to read about my problem.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

If that was possible, your problems would be over.

The backup will likely be a single file, with complex compression. Unlikely a file-by-file collation. Part of it will be a table of contents, which when uncompressed allows the file to be reconstructed to its many discrete files.

Unless you can actually open the file, I just cannot see how you could extract some discrete portions. The corruption is severe enough that the file structure is no longer recognised, so I simply can't envisage how you could take a section of the compressed code to extract anything, as its unlikely to be possible to determine what part of what file it is.

I wish you luck and hope someone has an answer, but doubt that it's going to be a runner.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

good evenin to all,
 
i was using for some time now the free efficient man's organizer to keep all my important infos but since i had some problems with my pc i have reinstalled windows xp pro  just few hours ago
 
i forgot to backup those important infos i had and i ask please to know if there is a way to recover my efficient man's organizer data
 
fortunately i haven't formmated my hard disk but i kept the option install "leave windows as is" so all of my old files are still on my hard disk
 
the organizer can be open but the data are all missing and i do know if i can recover my data
 
many thanks in advance
 
 
 
 

A:can i recover specific files after format ?

Maybe...maybe not. Here is just one of several programs that might not find what you want.
Recuva - Recovery from damaged or formatted disks
QUOTE: Recuva scans all parts of a drive, looking for the bits that make up your files. If a drive's index has been damaged, chances are other parts of the drive may have been damaged too. Recuva will show you a list of files it has found on the drive, and give you an estimate of the likelihood of success of recovering them.
Similarly, when you format a drive (especially if you use the Quick Format option), Windows erases the hidden index but does not overwrite the existing files until you start saving new data to it. Recuva can still scan the drive's contents to find your files.
 
Like most free software these days, Recuva may have adware bundled with it so choose custom install or pay close
attention while installing and UNcheck any offers of toolbars, etc.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

so i had a hd go out on me. so i order a new 1.5 tb hd and install win 7 fresh on it. when i try to access my old hd it just states it has drive I with no info and ask to be formatted before used. i want to recover my old files off of it. I really need them.

A:i need to recover files from a corrupted hd

Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) might do it. If Windows will recognize the disk, which yours is, ZAR claims it can recover files off the disk. This includes deleted files. You can download it for free and try it out. It has a limitation of four folders it will recover until you purchase a license but that will give you chance to find out if the drive is recoverable. I've used it twice. Once on a camera module and once on a crashed disk. It worked pretty darn good and I was able to recover hundreds of photos and files. I think it paid for itself. On files that have had the index deleted or corrupted, it will assign the file a number id but that's better than loosing the file. It works from the inside out and walks the disk as it analyzes the data. It's worth a try.

Download critical data recovery software - computer data recovery with ZAR.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

While saving a microsort word document to memory stick using microsoft works the program started not responding and shutdown. The file i was trying to save it as was not created and the original file i was working on became corrupt and will not open. Would it be better to try and fix my corrupt file or would my I be able to recover the file I was saving too? What would be the best way of doing this?

To fix the corrupt file I have tried using Microsoft Text Recovery and that only returned 4000+ pages of code. The same thing happened while i previewed it in Docrepair. Are there any other ways of finding this file or is it completely lost.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Frank27
 

A:Corrupted Files, Fix or Recover?

the image on the flash drive is totally suspect and the last good doc was the original.

Try to recover it and SAVE AS another name.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

So i made a study for my exam tomorrow in a WPS file n now it wont open!
can anybody help me out please!!???
 

A:how do i recover a corrupted WPS file??

burn it to a disc or put on a usb flash use someones comp to open it with word

obviously try opening it with right click
open with
????
what do you have? open office? notepad?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

At a shoot, I was capturing straight from my camera into FCP. I was using the log and capture window. After closing the log and capture window, I began to break down my equipment and unplugged my hard drive instead of my camera. Now, I am not able to open the file I captured. I can see the file on my hard drive, but I can not access the file. Is there a way to recover a corrupted .mov file?
 

A:Can I recover a corrupted .mov file?

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.8

Hi everyone!
 
Could someone inform software that are proven, can recover corrupted Office files.
 
Remembering that even using the Office 2013, could not correct them.
 
Grateful for the attention!

A:Corrupted files Office - How to recover them

Well...files which are corrupted are damaged...there is no guarantee or expectation that can undo that.
 
Typically, if the files are program or system files...the user can uninstall/reinstall the application or run the Windows tools which attempt to deal with file corruption.
 
If the files are data files used by a given program...IME, the only tool available that may work would be the chkdsk /r command.
 
Data-recovery software is pretty much designed to copy files which are otherwise inaccessible...it cannot repair corrupt/damaged files.  At best, it will copy those files to a new location.
 
I'm curious as to how you know that the files are damaged...and what type of files are they?
 
Louis,

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

i have a hard drive that suddenly went corupt. i didnt format it but did have to buy a new hard drive which i needed anyways for more storage and i reinstalled windows 7. when i pluged in the hard drive it comes up as a drive but asked to be formatted before in use. how can i recover my files off it. i have tried to use easeus data recovery wizard but it always stops and takes for every and wont complete. but i know my files are still on the drive.

Its is disk I

A:corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Any1 know of a way or if it is possable to recover files from a crrrupted hard dirve myself with an application or another way? I have many Digital photos on the hardrive and photoshop work. Any help tnx in advance.

Tnx, Bob
 

A:Corrupted Hard drive (recover files?)

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

On my family's oldest computer (a Dell Dimension 8200, running Windows XP), we have recently gotten an error message that reads as follows.

"WARNING: Dell?s Disk Monitoring System has detected that drive 0 on the primary EIDE controller is operating outside of normal specifications. It is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard-disk drive by calling your support desk or Dell Computer Corporation.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

Now, it says to back up the files immediately, but when I try and start up the computer, it takes forever but can get to the User Accounts screen (where you choose as whom you want to log in). When you select someone, it crashes and reboots. In my opinion, this computer is so out of date that we should just get rid of it, but my dad still thinks there are documents that he wants to save. I'm trying to just get the files off this machine and stored somewhere (on a different network computer or external hard drive on the network), but I can't access the files from anywhere.

I have the recovery console option or safe mode, but I have never used either of these, so I don't want to mess things up further. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

(PS - If it really is a dud, just let me know?)

A:Recover files from (corrupted?) hard drive

Now I get a blue screen (Can't even get to login page!) that reads
"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x822E5590,0xC000014F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I have no idea what any of this means!

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Hi,

My Mom needs a paper of hers for another project. For whatever reason the file has become corrupt and no longer displays correctly. I downloaded a recovery program trial from officerecovery.org, but since it is a trial it deletes some of the text in the document and replaces the words with "demo". If anyone knows of a free program that can save this file, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

A:Any free programs to recover corrupted .WPS files?

Hi,
Recuva (freeware) is often suggested here.

http://www.recuva.com/

Hope this works?

Richard
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Hey guyz!
Due to a program failuer (partition magic) some of the data are corrupted and some are deleted. By using PC inspector i could get almost all of them back but still some are corrupted. for example some JPGs and WAVs which are so so important to me!
by any chance do you know any program which can revover CORRUPTED files rather than try to undelete them???

this topic helped me out a bit but no one had correct answer to my problem!
http://forums.techguy.org/archive/index.php/t-263334.html

Ill appreciate your help.
 

A:DATA recovery! (recover corrupted files)

http://lists.gpick.com/pages/File~Data_Recovery.htm
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

I can not access my inbox within Outlook Express.  I have changed the inbox.dbx file to inbox.old and launched OE.  This created a new inbox.dbx file and I was able to access my inbox.  Next, I copied the old file back replacing the new inbox.dbx file.  Again I was not able to access the inbox or see any of the emails.  The error number received is 0x800c0131. I now have it set back up with a new .dbx file so we can receive the new email.  What I need to know is if there is anyway to access the email from the old inbox.dbx file.

A:How to recover email from a corrupted inbox.dbx file?

Visit following ms thread to know the same issue https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ae400b3b-17c2-4e89-b509-261ce01f185f/how-to-repair-damaged-dbx-file-of-outlook-express?forum=messengerconnect

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file? My wife had spent about a week putting one together and (luckily) when done presenting she wanted to save it and MOVED (not copied) it to a key drive (big mistake to trust the move). When she got home the file was corrupted and she cannot open it.
Anyone know any possibilities to recover this?
Thanks!
 

A:Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file?

The file may not have been fully written when she removed the thumb (key) drive, and if that is the case, there is nothing that will be able to fix the file that was not completely saved.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Hi,

I have encountered this problem which is bugging me for days now.
I was just creating back ups of my files to a different location of my PC (diff. partition, to be exact), the usual copy and paste. After a few minutes, I got this error that says 123.xlsx cannot be copied because the file is missing. I decided to skip it and continue backing up other files. After copying, I tried to locate and open the 123.xlsx file. The file was there but upon opening and after entering the password, it says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened." I have 3 files like this, all of which are password protected. So I'm assuming that the password protection of excel has something to do with it.

I have tried multiple excel recovery tools from google. Even the steps for recovering corrupted files from Microsoft website, none of them worked.

I'm using MS Excel 2013, windows 8.1 64 bit; if it helps.

Please, I'm desperate. The files are equal to months of work. ( I know, I know, i should back up my files more often.)

Best regards,
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

I have files (word,excel,jpeg etc) on SD Card which is attacked by a virus and all the files were made hidden by the virus. After cleaning the SD Card from virus and manually unhide the files, they are found to be damaged. How do I recover damaged/corrupted files (word,excel,jpeg etc) after virus attack?

A:How to recover damaged/corrupted files after virus attack

I had the same thing happen to me before and i used a program called data recovery wizard pro, it recovered 95% of damaged and missing files but it cannot be installed onto the drive that u want to recover files from, there will be someone on here with more knowledge and maybe there might be a program on here for that? hope u get u files back.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Hi all, I was using an SD card in the built-in SD card slot on my laptop to store data files. Something happened that corrupted the SD card. Windows 7 still recognizes the SD card and I can see the files on the card, but I can't even copy the files off of it to save them, so that I can reformat the SD card to use it again. What would be the best approach to take for recovering these files? Are there any good user friendly programs out there, preferably free or open source, that I could use to try to recover these files? They are not vital files but they are important to me and I would like to recover them. Didn't know what was the best forum to use to post this in, so I chose General Discussion. Thanks, Steve

A:SD Card corrupted, any good software out there to recover my files?

Hello,
The folks that make CCleaner also have a recovery program called Recurva which I've had some success with in similar situations.
You might give it a look.
Regards-

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Hi, tfpu finger print protected many files.

i will try to explane as much as easy because its comlicated

- first problem : finger print sensor not connected
- reading forum , uninstalled tfpu software, then before reinstall tfpu soft i saw protected files are without icon
- i try to open before reinstalling, it was video file
- i choose bs player then it become all my files ( jpg, mp4,avi etc.. which are protected by tfpu become bs icon
- after i reinstall tfpu soft and i changed files open with tfpu
- now i try to open from protect to unprotect its coming error like : invalid file

how can i recover my files back?

best regards

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state: I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management. What I think needs to be done is have the device connected via USB mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6 GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state: I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor
in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management.
What I think needs to be done is have the device connected via USB mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6
GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.

A:I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive

There are plenty of file recovery tools to deal with your problem. But whatever tool you use, I would still make an image of the damaged drive just in case that revovery tools makes more damage than necessary. Use Zip Restore Toolbox from
http://www.zip.restoretools.com/

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

Hi users,share the basic tips of MDF file recovery with good example and when the tool support with all over MS windows and MS SQL server.

A:Basic tips to recover MDF file from corrupted SQL server

It is better to provide the detailed symptom of your corrupt SQL Server database since the recovery process may be different from case to case. For example, you should list the error message generated by SQL Server. You may refer to this post regarding similar discussions regarding SQL Server database recovery: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/Major-error-in-SQL-server-H...

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

I just bought a WD My Passport Ultra and it comes with a copy of WD Backup. Never using backup software I decided to give it a try and see what happens. I had no problems at all until I ended up with a message "These files failed to back up: UPPS.bin, 15.77kb". so I decided to try and find the file, which I found. The question is does anybody know what this file does and is it necessary to backup? Probably most of you know where this file is but for those who don't you can find the file at: C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UPPS\UPPS.bin. Thanx in advance.

A:Can't backup a specific file

Did some checking and it looks as if others have the same issue. THIS link was from the WD forum, however there was no fix indicated. One person posted the following:





I've also received the same problem. I don't know what the file is. That troubles me, but i no longer receive the message since I told WD Backup to skip that file.



b1rd

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

Hi. I have a Toshiba laptop, satellite A105-S4054. The screen went extremely dim, but with a light held close I was able to navigate to options and use a monitor. System worked great on the monitor. Figured issue was back light or cable to backlight. Sent in to Circuit city repair after backing up using a flash stick with Windows back up recovery wizard. Techs replaced system board and LCD inverter. My laptop came back as if I just bought it. Recovery wizard says it can't read the flash stick. Is there anything I can do? Lap top was a year and a half old, windows xp/sp2 completly updated.
Thank you
Bobby
 

A:Can't recover backup files

flash stick = USB Thumbdrive

1. Does the OS recognize the thumbdrive?
2. Are you able to view the files USB Thumbdrive.
3. Are you able to copy/move any files from/to the USB Thumbdrive? For example a txt file?
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

I will start off by saying that I have 3 hard drives, a 60gig (Main HD with windows), a 40gig (Old HD used for Storage) and a 160gig (Music, Pictures and Video Projects). A couple days ago my computer froze and when I started it up again it said it was missing a important windows file. I ended up reinstalling windows then reformatting and installing windows again. There is nothing wrong with my 40gig and my 60gig is now clean with only windows, however I have lost access to my 160gig. It comes up in device manager and says its working but I does not come up in Disk Defrag or management. I'm very confused on what to do and help would be very appericated. I have a lost of time I invested in the 160 gig and I hate to see all the data i've worked so hard on being lost. Any idea on how I can possibly get the HD working again or at least recover the files before I have to reformat? Please Help!!!!!
 

A:Need To Recover Backup HDD Files. Please Help!!

How did you have it set up? 60 gb as master, 40 gb as slave and the 160 as slave or set up on another IDE ribbon (assuming IDE not SATA) as a secondary master?

If your system disc is fine, I would suggest unplugging the 40 gb and plugging in the 160 gb in slave mode in its place. - but by all means check all connections, power, ribbon, etc.

I've had the ordeal of formatting a data drive several times but I did manage to find software online to recover some of it. Since formated more than once, it was not 100% successful, but I was surprised by the results. i can't recall what I used but you can search for data recovery tools in a worst case scenario.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

Hello,

Yesterday, I decided to backup up My Documents and settings. The backup file saved into "My Documents." After everything was finished, I realized that the backup file was over 3GB. Since that was too big for me to do anything with at the time, I deleted it.

Now, whenever I try to access .DOC, .PDF, .GIF, etc. file types, I'm not able to. Microsoft word tells me that I need a converter, but when I install it, nothing changes. All that's displayed is several pages (10-1000) of nothing but those little boxes that depict spaces. .GIF or Font files, say that nothing can be displayed, or that it is not a correct file type.

The weird thing is, only files in my documents were affected. I have about 10 important docs on my desktop, and those work just fine (thank goodness).

Does anybody know what could be wrong, or how I might fix it? I need some of these files! I've tried system restore, anything I could think of. HELP!

Hope this all makes sense.

Thanks,
Matt

A:Backup corrupted my files?

Hi potatoblaster

Did you use the Windows "Backup" utility in Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Backup? I wonder if you accidentally deleted the original files, and kept the backups - which, when created at default settings, are compressed & would need to be converted. You can look to see if the files are compressed or not by right-clicking on one, and looking at it's "Properties".

If they indeed are compressed backups (and not the originals), it seems like you can use the "restore" function of Windows Backup to return them to their normal state. If you'd like to view the help file for Windows Backup without starting the program, in Windows Explorer head to C:\Windows\Help\ntbackup.chm and double-click the file. It has a step-by-step for restoring files.

If you are lucky enough to still have the deleted files in your Recycle Bin, you can simply go there, and choose Restore All. Then test to see if those files open OK.

Let us know if these repairs don't apply to your situation, and we'll look at other solutions. [...if you used a different Backup tool, let us know which one].

Best of luck
. . . Gary

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

My computer has an Intel processor, Pentium III (933mhz), 512 MB of RAM, rumnning WindowsXP SP2.

I have been using the backup program Backup Now! for a couple of years with no problems. (Backup Now! is produced by NewTech Infosystems, or NTI).

Anyway, all of a sudden my backup files have become corrupted. The backed up files have the extension NBF.

Whenever I try to open a backed up file using the Backup Now! program, I get a message that says "Invalid Backup File". It appears thatmy *.nbf backup files are corrupted. The Backup Now! program will not open the file.

I already contacted NTI, and they were no help at all. They told me that they do not have a software tool that will repair *.nbf files. They did not have any other suggestions.

Other than not being able to open them, my backed up files appear to be normal. The backup files are the correct size, I believe that all of my data is still in the backup file, its just that the Backup Now! program will not open the file.

The Windows XP chkdsk program will not repair the files; neither will the Windows 98 scandisk program.

Does anyone know of a program that can repair *.nbf files? Or, at least maybe there is a program that can extract my data from the corrupted *.nbf files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Jim Adams
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

My computer has an Intel processor, pentium III (933mhz), 512 MB of RAM, rumnning WindowsXP SP2.

I have been using the backup program Backup Now! for a couple of years with no problems. (Backup Now! is produced by NewTech Infosystems, or NTI).

The URL for Backup Now! is:
http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=backupnow/bun_main

Anyway, all of a sudden my backup files have become corrupted. The backed up files have the extension NBF.

Whenever I try to open a backed up file using the Backup Now! program, I get a message that says "Invalid Backup File". It appears thatmy *.nbf backup files are corrupted. The Backup Now! program will not open the file.

I already contacted NTI, and they were no help at all. They told me that they do not have a software tool that will repair *.nbf files. They did not have any other suggestions.

Other than not being able to open them, my backed up files appear to be normal. The backup files are the correct size, I believe that all of my data is still in the backup file, its just that the Backup Now! program will not open the file.

The Windows XP chkdsk program will not repair the files; neither will the Windows 98 scandisk program.

Does anyone know of a program that can repair *.nbf files? Or, at least maybe there is a program that can extract my data from the corrupted *.nbf files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Jim Adams
 

A:Backup Now! corrupted files

I suppose its possible something (i.e. Virus) simply changed the extension.
Try this:

Open My Computer, click [Tools],[Folder Options],[View]
Clear the checkbox (uncheck) "Hide extensions for known file types"
Then simply rename the file with the proper extension.

Make sure you check "Hide extensions for known file types" again if you don't want to have to type the extension every time you save or rename files.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

So, my friend was having trouble backing up his computer to his external harddrive, which he says he's done before but now it's not working and asked me to take a look at it, so I tried to do a backup and it said something about "configuration registry backup is corrupt" and gave me a 0x800703f1 error code. So after searching around I saw that I should do an sfc /scannow in an elevated cmd, so I did, and I got the log files on the desktop and looked through and found the ones in question. I've done a lot of poking around and can't figure out how to fix it. Here are the parts of the log file showing errors. I'll attach the whole thing just in case. Oh yea, it's windows 7 64 bit.
 
 
 
2015-07-30 15:00:37, Info                  CSI    000001b0 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"utc.app.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18869, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-07-30 15:00:37, Info                  CSI    000001b2 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18869, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, Pu... Read more

A:Can't backup because of corrupted files.

From what I can tell the error code 0x800703f1 refers to problems in the registry.  If that is the case it can be best just to factory default the machine, and inform your friend not to use any sort of registry cleaner. You can also try a repair on startup, but that is likely to fail in resolving this particular issue. A system restore from safe mode may also yield results.
 
As for the hash mismatch, I cannot tell if it is a file that is corrupted itself and is producing the mismatch, or if it is a registry problem.  Either way it can prevent a good backup, and destroy a recovery. Other more skilled techs might be able to sort that out better than I.
 
In general though I prefer not to use Windows' backup functions and instead use third party software.  This is personal preference from past experiences of the negative sort, and other techs would argue with me (largely based on the CORRECT notion that installing more software for a function that is included does not make sense in most cases)

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

I had to do a restore on my computer and I did create a back up DVD of my data.  It went throught the whole process with no errors.  Then when I did the restore is acted like it did a complete restore but my data was not restored.  I have checked the DVD and it give me an error when I try to access the DVD.  I have tried using a program to look at the files it will show me the main file and all the sub files but I cannot open any of the files.  When I try to open a file it will hang the application and I have to kill the process.  It would be nice if I could get my data back as it is a pain in the ass not to have it.  And I see no reason why if the process of backing up the data did not provide an error message why I shouldn't be able to access it. Thank you, Ron Sliter

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

I believe I have committed a fundamental ‘eejit’ blunder. For reasons that are too complicated to explore here I cleaned my 140 gig Seagate ‘C’ Drive (no, not that reason) with two wipes using the ‘Kill Disk’ programme. I then re-installed XP Pro which also includes a formatting phase. All appeared well as I installed AVG anti-virus, Zone Alarm Pro, and Ad Aware; I then loaded Picasa, Adobe and all the bits and pieces that make for fun and utility.
The problem came when I came to my backups; no way would they restore. I believe my error was in the use of the cleaner programme which I assume corrupted or deleted the file paths, but I am hoping that as the back-ups are perfectly identifiable but firmly ‘locked up’ in my second Maxtor 80 gig backup ‘D’ drive someone will help me in simple terms to retrieve or open and possibly restore my favourites, grandkids photos, personal & financial correspondence and acknowledgements for airline tickets, ferry fares etc all safely locked up in said back-ups. Is there a better backup method than via ‘Windows System backup Wizard’?
 

A:Corrupted backup file path? (XP Pro)

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

I'm trying to recover files/folder from a year end tape and not from my nightly tapes.

The steps I follow:

1. run Inventory
2. Catalog tape
3. After cataloging, I would normally find out what data I have in the media

Right now after running inventory, I'm not able to catalog the tape. So I cant find out what's on the tape.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62

Hello everyone, I've been pondering a problem that I'm searching for a solution for, and I wonder if anyone would have any clues to an answer.

It's about computer backups, and I know a proper solution exists, it's just about how to get it to work the way I want. You see, as with anybody else, I have personal files that I couldn't suffer losing, such as my collection of pictures on my computer, for instance. Now, what I do regularly is simple backups of these files to external hard drive and DVD+RW's every x months. My point is that I don't keep different series of backups; I just keep overwriting my external drive and DVD's with the current backup, just to have the security of having a double of my data in a different geographic location in case of fire, flood, theft, etc. (knock on wood)

It occurs to me, however, that this system may not be entirely secure. What happens if, between the last backup and the current one, files on my system are modified in a way I didn't want? Or if someone else uses my computer and deletes files? Or if a file were accidentaly deleted, or even corrupted? In any of these cases, when I'd go do a backup, I'd be backing up a snapshot of My Documents that I don't quite want, because, unbeknownst to me, some of the files are corrupted or deleted, and it's not like I can go back in time and pull out a previous backup from (say) 2002 to recover a lost or damaged file. (The reason I won&#... Read more

A:Backup: how do I scan beforehand for corrupted or deleted files?

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62

Help!  For weeks, I have been unable to backup my files.  It started with one of those nasty popup ads from a website called My PC Backup.  Now my computer won't recognize my Seagate external backup drive (I even tried replacing it with a new one!).  And I get an annoying dialog box every few minutes telling me it's urgent to back up my files immediately. When I open the dialog box, it redirects me to an invasive marketing site, which I am sure would not let go of my computer until I buy their product.  I have tried to find the culprit to uninstall it from the control panel or from the add-on menu, but can't find it. 
 
Anyone know how to get rid of this nuisance?
 
Joyce in Florida

A:File backup capability corrupted by MyPCBackup.com

You can start with looking for the offender in your list of installed programs. If My PC Backup is found there, it would be best to uninstall it using Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware
in Advanced Mode.
 
That piece of junkware is usually accompanied with other unwanted software such as adware. Use all of the programs below to find and remove the unwanted software.
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your... Read more

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

I just replaced my motherboard to a M3N72-D and reinstalled vista, now i am trying to recover backed files from an external harddrive, and since i didnt use windows easy transfer with the old motherboard it wont let me recover the files, is there any other way to do them all at once, otherwise i would have to recover 170gb worth of files one by one. plz help

A:re-installed os, need to recover backup files from external drive

try taking ownership of the files

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

Is backup any good for that, for going back to a previous state of one's operating system to recover a limited number of files that are missing? If so, how do you do that?

My only backup is My Documents on Google Drive. More on the mess I find myself in at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1111923-looks-like-files-may-have.html#post8800806
 

A:Anybody with experience using backup to recover deleted files, not whole system?

It depends on what did the backup. With Acronis and most other imagers, you can mount the backup as a drive and get any files you want that way.

But, if the files you want are more recent, there may be multiple shadow copies of those previous files right on your hard drive. You can use Previous Version on the property sheet of a file or folder. Or you can mount a restore point as a drive and get files that way using System Restore Explorer.

WinMount is a program that can mount just about anything mountable to allow access to files.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

I will start off by saying that I have 3 hard drives, a 60gig (Main HD with windows), a 40gig (Old HD used for Storage) and a 160gig (Music, Pictures and Video Projects). A couple days ago my computer froze and when I started it up again it said it was missing a important windows file. I ended up reinstalling windows then reformatting and installing windows again. There is nothing wrong with my 40gig and my 60gig is now clean with only windows, however I have lost access to my 160gig. It comes up in device manager and says its working but I does not come up in Disk Defrag or management. I'm very confused on what to do and help would be very appericated. I have a lost of time I invested in the 160 gig and I hate to see all the data i've worked so hard on being lost. Any idea on how I can possibly get the HD working again or at least recover the files before I have to reformat? Please Help!!!!!
 

A:Backup Hard Drive Probelm, need to recover files. Please Help!!

Can you see the HDD in BIOS?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

 
Hello friends,
One of my users backed up data (nsf file) of Lotus notes got corrupted. The file size is 4 GB. Now the user is asking me to retrieve the data (mails) and i am not able to find any utility.
Anyone having idea about any such free utility / tool to repair corrupt .nsf file.
Thanks in advance.

A:Lotus Notes Backup data .nsf file corrupted

http://www.stellarinfo.com/email-repair/lotus-notes/lotus-notes-recovery.php?gclid=COfR5-_NwskCFcKGaQodMugAswhttp://www.stellarinfo.com/email-repair/lotus-notes/lotus-notes-recovery.php
I have Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Home, I do not have the above-mentioned Lotus Notes NSF recovery program.  I hope Stellar will be of some help; it is not free;  ?trial version? [don't know what it can/cannot do].
https://www.google.com/search?q=lotus+notes+nsf+file+recovery&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls={moz:distributionID}:{moz:locale}:{moz:official}&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl
google may list some places that offer trial versions and/or freebies.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. Came installed with Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit, but upgraded to Windows 7 Professional using Microsoft installation disks.




Laptop crashed, saved a backup using HP recovery utility, then forced to reinstall window to factory settings, then installed Windows 7 Professional using Microsoft disks. This time, had trouble upgrading Windows
7 Professional, so forced to perform a clean installation of Windows 7 Professional from the Microsoft disks. Now unable to restore backup files which are stored on external usb drive.
 
I have tried:
- restoring backup files by running restore.exe stored on usb drive with backup. 2% of the files are restored then it crashes with 77777715 error.
- restoring backup using my wife's HP laptop which came installed with Windows 8.1 and is upgraded to Windows 10 - same result
- restoring backup on a colleague's HP laptop which is still installed with Windows 7 but this is the business edition and doesn't have the HP Restoration utility - same result
- downloading the HP Restoration Manager from the HP web site but this won't install (error message about the softpaq software now on laptop)
- using 7-zip to extract the .SWM backup files - of the 89 files, 3 are restored successfully to files recovered with restore.exe (first 2%) but the rest contain data that look encrypted
- using ImageX that is part of the Windows WAIK kit to merge the .SWM files into a single .WIM windows image file and then mounting ... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.8

Symantec Powerquest Drive Image 7 corrupted thousands of my jpeg photos!

I am desperate to restore a few thousand corrupted jpeg photo files. They include many treasured photos from weddings, Christenings, holidays, birthdays, kids’ activities and so much more.

This is how they became corrupted:

I backed up my desktop hard drive to an external hard drive using Symantec Powerquest Drive Image 7. Later, when I restored my desktop hard drive from the backup, my photos did not restore fully. They weren’t all corrupted, but probably 95% of them were. The photos show maybe a half, a third or even less of the photo. The rest of the photo is black or grey or otherwise gone or distorted somehow. All thumbnail images are whole and appear to be fine. Drive Image 7 has also appeared to erase the date/time stamp most of the photos also.

I don’t know if the photos didn’t backup properly or if they just didn’t restore properly. I hoped it just didn’t restore properly because I still have the backup file and maybe I can still recover. Unfortunately, I think it didn’t backup properly to begin with. I only say this because I’ve tried several times to restore the backup file using Drive Image in a desperate attempt to recover the entire image but I had no luck doing so.

I’ve also tried a few freeware or shareware photo restoration programs on the corrupt files but had no luck yet. One of the programs I tried, JPEG Recovery, did not correct the problem. However a message appeared... Read more

A:Backup utility corrupted my jpeg files. Please offer advice

Unfortunately it seems all the methods you've tried for recovery are corroborating with each other and indicating that the backup was corrupt. Have you tried the PowerQuest Drive Image 7 Backup Image Browser to just open and view individual pictures that you know to be otherwise corrupted?

And what about the original photos? Where they all overwritten by a complete drive image restore or something like that? I ask because if there's any chance they might have been deleted but not overwritten, those might be your best chance with recovery software.

I'm really sorry for your loss if it turns out that way, my Mom has about 6,000 photos and most of them are crap, but it would be really hard to take if about a thousand of them disappeared so I never use any backup program that isn't completely transparent. I know you will never trust Drive Image again but don't trust any backup software that you can't verify the contents of simply by browsing to the backup with windows explorer and opening any file there at any time, and never only make one backup. You need at least two to actually have a backup when one set is lost or destroyed, and one of those two sets should be stored off-site.

I've included a link to a powerful data recovery program http://www.runtime.org/ but in your case it won't do you much good if all it recovers are corrupted or partial images. Good luck.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

A:Computer crashed. Have backup of complete file system. Any way to recover Office

 
I have a complete file system backup.

 
Is this a back-up - in that you copied over the fiies and folders you wanted to protect - or is it clone of the drive ?  If it's a clone you should just be able to reinstate it on the new computer. If it is a file copy back-up then it will not contain the keys you are looking for as they are stored in the registry to the best of my knowledge.
 
Can you not just re-install Office 2013 from whatever media you installed it before, it will have the authentication key on or with it ?  Unlike Windows you can install MS Office on as many computers as you have a licence for. If it is a single use licence you can move it from one computer to another so long as it is uninstalled from the previous one.
 
Chris Cosgrove

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

Hi,

I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?

Thank

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

Hi,

after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi Gurus,

I have many excel files containing similar data.

1. I want to copy specific columns (columns A to U) from all files and paste the consolidated data into another excel file.

2. I also want to copy specific columns (columns C,D,E,G,H,K,L,T,V,W,X,Y) and paste the consolidated data in a different excel.

Please help.
 

A:Excel macro - copy specific columns from different files to one file

Are all of these source Excel files stored in the same directory? Do they need to be opened and consolidated in any particular order? More details please. If possible please try to provide a sample file with any sensitive data removed.

Regards,
Rollin
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

I'm running Windows 7 and have a number of corrupted files.  They all have an additional extension of ".hybiyuj" and the original extension has been capitalized.  So a file previously named "test.pdf" is changed to "test.PDF.hybiyuj".  Unfortunately, the problem is not simply solved be removing the extension and opening the file as usual.  This has occurred for .pptx, .pst, .doc, .txt etc.  It did not happen to all files on the hard drive, only some folders.
 
Any help is greatly appreciated...

A:Odd File Extension on Corrupted Files

Not 100% certain, but it sounds like a crypto variant. Did you happen to notice any .html/.jpg/.txt files mentioning encryption in the folder locations of these files?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi, I posted here about a year ago, but I didn't get an answer so I'll try again.I used to have an acer aspire 7520g a few years back, but it broke. I managed to salvage the hard drive, including the .vmdf file from the eDataSecurity PSD. Now I still have the file and the password, so all I need is a copy of the eDataSecurity software so I can mount the file and unlock it. Unfortunately, eDataSecurity requires the empowering technology framework, which cannot be installed on a non-acer system. I know that since then you have replaced eDataSecurity with MyWinLocker, which seems to be pretty much the same thing only not restricted to acer systems. I have also read that people with problems similar to mine but with MyWinLocker has been able to solve them.  Is there a way for me to unlock my file? Note that I'm not asking for a way to bypass security in any way, I only want to find the door to which I have the key. Would you consider releasing an unrestricted version of eDataSecurity, or a plugin for MyWinLocker, or a way to create a virtual acer machine? I know I'm not the only one with this problem. Even if the answer is no, I would very much like a straight answer. I've had this file for years now, and I can't seem to let it go while there is still hope. Thank you P.S. I'm posting in the Win10 forum because my current system runs on win10. However I do not require a potential solution to work on win10.

A:Recover files from eDataSecurity VMDF file

Probably i miss something but you wrote that other users had unlocked vdmf files with MyWinLocker; you are not able to find it?  

Read other 3 answers