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How to determine Retrospect version needed for restore

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Hi, I have need to restore a backup from Retrospect that is presumably pretty old but I don't know which version it was created with. When I try restoring with Retrospect 6, I receive an error like the .rbc file is not a valid catalog or is heavily damaged. Is there a way to determine the version needed for restore? I have searched a lot on this forum and Google with no luck.

Thanks for any help!!

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You could try Tools--->Repair-->Rebuild to rebuild the catalog file. It might indeed be damaged. Do keep the original catalog file somewhere just in case.

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Hi Lennart, thanks for the reply. I had already tried that actually. But I found the solution. I found that the original backup was made with Windows, not Mac. This is something the user wasn't able to tell me. It restored successfully using Retrospect installed on Windows. I wish the documentation would have helped for this. There should be some mention of this under that error message. I suppose now this forum thread might serve that purpose for others I hope.

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Come to think of it: Retrospect 6 was probably created before any Windows version, so can't tell you (the user) about that possibility. Nowadays both versions share the same file formats.

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