Can't open my Norton Ghost backup

Derek Bump list at dreamscapesoftware.com
Sat Jul 7 14:20:48 CDT 2007


Hey Bill,

At this point after re-installing Norton Ghost, any method I can find to
restore the files within the program are coming up with Ghost saying
that it can't recognize the files.

Even an Open File dialog has the filter set to specific extensions, and
when I am able to change the extension to All, or even changing the
file's extension, Norton Ghost chokes and says it can't understand it.

I'll keep trying though.  If you have any other ideas, please let me
know.  Thanks for the help!


Derek Bump
Dreamscape Software


Bill Marriott wrote:
> Hi Derek,
> 
> The fbf files are "file backup format" files... these are not the usual disk 
> image backups but rather individual files backed up in a proprietary 
> compressed format.
> 
> Newer versions of Ghost and Norton Backup & Restore create .fbf files when 
> you are doing *file* backups of directories on your system.
> 
> The way to get them back is to install Windows, then install Norton Ghost. 
> Once within Ghost you should be able to restore the files by pointing it at 
> the volume/folder where they are stored.
> 
> I have Norton Backup & Restore (not Norton Ghost) so I can't tell you the 
> precise steps to restore them. Hopefully the idea they're file backups not 
> disk images should help.
> 
> "Derek Bump" <list at dreamscapesoftware.com> wrote 
> in message news:468FA4CE.9090600 at dreamscapesoftware.com...
>> Yesterday I decided it was time to wipe my system's hard drive and
>> re-install Windows.  But before I started down that path, I made a
>> backup of my iTunes library, Revolution Projects and other various files
>> using Norton's Ghost.  I use the program mainly to create images of
>> damaged hard drives, and my experience with it has been great.
>>
>> After the re-install though, I noticed that my backup was not in the
>> standard Norton Ghost format, but instead was nothing but a folder full
>> of Fbf Files.  I've been googlin everything I can think of, but Norton
>> Ghost, nor any other program for that matter, seems to want to open
>> those files.
>>
>> Does anyone have a fix or resolution for this issue?  Thanks for the help.
>>
>>
>> Derek Bump
>> Dreamscape Software
>> http://www.dreamscapesoftware.com/
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