Friday, November 17, 2006

NTBackup.exe on Vista

I've just been preparing my machine for an upgrade to Vista. I was shocked to discover that the backup & restore program in Vista does not allow you to read XP .bkf files!

Microsoft are apparently writing a tool to allow you to read .bkf files from Vista but it is not currectly available.

I discovered you can actually use the old program if you do this:-

Copy the following four files from your XP installation to a new folder. Do this before you upgrade to Vista.


Provided your backups are on disk (not tape) you can now run NTBackup from the new folder.

You will need to make sure you right click on NtBackup.exe and select "Run as administrator" to ensure you have rights to write to the original locations.

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