July 13th, 2010
February 25, 2022
Some of the errors from which you can recognize that your BKF file is corrupted are as follows:
Firstly find the backup catalog files from this location before your step into restoring the files:
Catalog Location: %SystemRoot%\Documents and Settings\Account\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\catalog
If you are a user of Microsoft Windows then you already have in-built software for the backup of all the data in windows called NTBackup.
NTBackup is the built-in backup application in Windows to create a proprietary backup format (BKF) (also known as “Microsoft Tape Format” or MTF) to back up files. With this tool, you can back up your data in the Zip Drives, Floppy Disk, and Hard Drives. It supports –
Follow these steps to create a catalog file and restore the backup database.
Remove all the catalogs files from the restore tab and recreate new catalog file, for the backup which you want to restore.
But the problem is that NTBackup tool is also not fault-proof as it also gets corrupt due to some unavoidable reasons such as virus, improper system shutdown, power failure, etc. Sometimes, NTBackup corruption happens due to missing catalog backup files. In such situations, you may not be able to use the BKF file to restore your data at the time of data loss. Thus, in such situations, you would require to restore BKF file if the catalog file goes missing from the backup file.
BKF File Recovery is the best professional tool provided by SysInfoTools for the repair and restore corrupted BKF Files. It advanced and powerful tool that allows to easy repair of BKF Files. In most of cases, it is the fastest and most efficient tool to recover corrupt BKF Files. Some specific features of this tool are as follows:
It works with BKF files created using NTBackup tool of Windows 2003, XP and 2000 and also the files created using Backup Exec by VERITAS software. It is compatible with Windows Vista/2003/XP/2000.
I have tried to provide a complete solution, to restore missing catalog backup files from Windows backup files and two techniques, it’s all up to you which one you choose. If you are a novice user and don’t have technical expertise then you can try the Professional SysInfo BKF Recovery tool to fix the issues otherwise the manual technique will work if the corruption of BKF file is minor. I hope you liked this blog.