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How to open a .bkf file?

I just installed windows 7 on a brand new system and was wondering how the hell I open the .bkf file that I made while backing up my data on windows xp? :o

Thanks.
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  1. You have to download and install the NTBackup program from this page: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4220
  2. sminlal said:
    You have to download and install the NTBackup program from this page: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4220


    Downloaded it, went to install and...

    It gives me the message "To run Windows NT backup Restore Utility, you need to turn on or install Removable Storage Management."
    :??: What does this mean?
  3. mcnumpty23 said:


    Ah, so I have to find someone with xp still installed and copy a few system files.
  4. or ask some one on here to email you the rquired files--would do it if i could but all my machines are on windows 7
  5. mcnumpty23 said:
    or ask some one on here to email you the rquired files--would do it if i could but all my machines are on windows 7


    Oh, good idea lol
    Thanks for the offer.

    Would anyone else be willing to help me out and email a few xp system files?

    I need:

    ntbackup.exe
    ntmsapi.dll
    vssapi.dll

    They are located: c:\windows\system32
    :D
  6. thinking about it i have an old xp laptop in a cupboard somewhere-if no one has helped you out by the time i get back this evening i will send you the files
  7. mcnumpty23 said:
    thinking about it i have an old xp laptop in a cupboard somewhere-if no one has helped you out by the time i get back this evening i will send you the files


    Thank you :D
  8. Also Microsoft did release an update For Win7 : ( Linkie )

    Quote:
    This article describes the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To download the utility, go to the "How to obtain this update" section.
  9. JDFan said:
    Also Microsoft did release an update For Win7 : ( Linkie )

    Quote:
    This article describes the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To download the utility, go to the "How to obtain this update" section.


    This is a patch?
  10. -Sylvan said:
    This is a patch?


    It is an update to the Windows 7 OS that microsoft put together after several people were asking for a way to use the back up files they had made under XP -- so MS put together this update which adds the needed files to your WIN 7 OS so that you can use your old backup files. The link I posted links to a page which details the update and tells you were to download the file and how to use it.
  11. mcnumpty23 said:
    heres the 3 files--you can download without registering with file factory--it should download straight from my allowance

    http://www.filefactory.com/file/ced23df/n/xp_files.rar


    Thank you :D It worked!

    Finally, what a pain in the ass.
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  13. If you are not able to open bkf file then you can try for bkf repair software which extracts all the data from damaged bkf file. This software has a unique scanning algorithm which extracts the data & saved the recovered file. Try to download the software from here

    http://bkf.repairsoftwaree.com/how-to-repair-data-from-corrupted-bkf-file
  14. -Sylvan said:
    I just installed windows 7 on a brand new system and was wondering how the hell I open the .bkf file that I made while backing up my data on windows xp? :o

    Thanks.
  15. mcnumpty23 said:
    heres the 3 files--you can download without registering with file factory--it should download straight from my allowance

    http://www.filefactory.com/file/ced23df/n/xp_files.rar


    Hello
    Just having the same problem, and wondered if you would be happy to make those 3 files available again so that I can download them and use my backup?
    Thanks
  16. Something else how 2 year old threads continue to help.
  17. -Sylvan said:
    JDFan said:
    Also Microsoft did release an update For Win7 : ( Linkie )

    Quote:
    This article describes the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To download the utility, go to the "How to obtain this update" section.


    This is a patch?


    I went to this link but it doesn't instal this on Windows 7 ... so I am stuffed. I have absolutely no idea how to extract these .bkf files that i have on my external hdd onto windows 7
  18. Luke610 said:
    -Sylvan said:
    JDFan said:
    Also Microsoft did release an update For Win7 : ( Linkie )

    Quote:
    This article describes the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To download the utility, go to the "How to obtain this update" section.


    This is a patch?


    I went to this link but it doesn't instal this on Windows 7 ... so I am stuffed. I have absolutely no idea how to extract these .bkf files that i have on my external hdd onto windows 7


    January 2014....

    I have exactly the same problem from a server2003 .bkf file. Again the Microsoft 'fix' 974674 does NOT install under Win 7 Pro. and legally MS will drop all XP related problems in April......
  19. this is a really old post so my original upload is down

    think these might have been the 3 files

    but I don't have an xp pc at hand to double check

    http://www.filefactory.com/file/6sqq4gch5pk1/xp%20rar%202.zip
  20. If you want to know how to open Windows XP .bkf file in Windows 7, then get helps from this site: http://www.bkfrecovery.net/how-to-restore-xp-backup-in-windows-7
  21. Hi Sylvan I just upgraded my DELL INSPIRION laptop from WINDOWS XP to Windows 7 (32 bit); I used he files and folders transfer wizard that comes with the WINDOWS XP installation disk to reinstall everything that I had backed up on an external HD. Everything transferred without a hitch and wound up in the right places. For me none of the forum discussions worked, probably because I used a later edition version of Windows 7.
    Good luck
    -Sylvan said:
    I just installed windows 7 on a brand new system and was wondering how the hell I open the .bkf file that I made while backing up my data on windows xp? :o

    Thanks.
  22. QUOTED SPAM REDACTED - SS

    After you load Windows 7, insert the old Windows XP disk in the floppy drive; Don't worry; it will not reinstall Windows XP. It does however contain a file transfer utility which will unbundle your backed up files and install them on your Windows 7 O/S
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