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Restoring files from Express HD v 2.0

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Purchased A Wester HDD some years ago, did a b/up of my (now gone ) PC and images.  I have discovered that the images on the HDD are the only copies I have (stupid me). When I try to open the image files I get the usual" which programme do you want to associatecannot" message, but there are none and the version of retrospect I have cannot be used on a windows 7 machine. Can anyone help as I really want those images back.

Thanks 

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Hi Robin thanks for the suggestion. I downloaded the trial but when I got to restore files the programme would only look for .rbf and .rbc files. The files in my back-up sets are .rdb so it comes up files not found.  Any suggestions?

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You will need to rebuild the backup set's Catalog File (.rbc) from the media's .rdb files.

 

To recreate the catalog go to 'Tools > Repair Catalog > Recreate from disks' and click 'OK'. Click 'All Disks' and follow the prompts.

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Thank you Scillonian, followed your advice but when it came to opening a set it states that it is encrypted. I don't remember doing that and therefore I don't have a password, am I sunk?

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Unless you can remember the password then probably yes. The password would have been specified when you first created the backup set.

 

... and the version of retrospect I have cannot be used on a windows 7 machine.

 

Is the edition of Windows 7 you have one that supports Windows XP Mode? You could try running your old version of Retrospect in the XP virtual machine. However you will still need the password for the backup set unless you have a copy of the config files for the old version of Retrospect.

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