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  1. After a power outage corrupted my Mac HD I've reached the followed recovery stage: - Working Mac with reinstalled OSX, all apps and data not recovered yet - Reinstalled Retrospect 11 from an app stored on a NAS - Under 'Sources' I can see the external USB drive with my daily Retrospect backups, including the catalog file - I'm stuck in Restore Assistant as under 'Select Backup' I can't see any media sets listed - As I don't have any media set up in my fresh install of Retrospect, I'm worried about creating a media set and overwriting my backups or catalog file - So I'm a bit lost working out how to get at the catalog file from 'Restore Assistant'. I've read the disaster recovery tutorial but at one point it says 'add the catalog file' but not clear what I do exactly. This seems a dumb question but can anyone help?
  2. DavidHertzberg, Many thanks for your reply. The key to the answer I was looking for is in your reply - using the 'Locate' function to find the restored catalog file and thus recreate the media set in the client. I had completely forgotten this as it's been years since I've configured anything in Retrospect. I can now get at the remaining files I need to restore. I will indeed create an Emergency Tools disk as a further disaster recovery solution. Kind Regards, stevejh
  3. Thanks so much Scillonian, that worked perfectly - this application has so many ways of doing things that I find it easy to get lost in it!
  4. On a computer that has now died I used an older version (I think v6) of Retrospect to back up data files (not system files) to an external drive. The backup set files are all in rdb format and I also have the catalog file to go with them. I may not be able to get the old PC working again as the motherboard has a fault, so I need to get important data files retrieved from Retrospect running on a 2nd PC. I installed Retrospect 8.1 Professional on trial, found the files I need to retrieve but cannot write them to the 2nd PC disk. Retrospect says it has successfully completed the retrieve and restore operations but no retrieved files have been written. Is this a licensing issue e.g. related to the "restore to dissimilar hardware function" that is not in the trial version? The documentation says that is for restoring system files (OS and apps) to dissimilar hardware which is not what I am trying to do. If I purchase v8.1 for the second PC I'm not confident I'll be able to retrieve the files. I'm completely stuck as I can't install the older Retrospect version I'm already licensed for because the install files and licence key are inside the data file backups (silly me!). Can anyone advise on next steps please, there must be way of getting at my data from those rdb files?