Can't open my Norton Ghost backup

Derek Bump list at dreamscapesoftware.com
Tue Jul 10 16:07:57 CDT 2007


Bill,

Well, after attempting to import the files, Norton Ghost went through
all of them and then presents me with an error message... and crashes.
I think we're on the right track though, so I'm going to attempt to
restore the backup on another system to see if it's a program
incompatibility or system.

Thanks again for the help.  It's nice to know that people on this list
will stop what there doing to help other out.  We all appreciate it!


Derek Bump
Dreamscape Software
http://www.dreamscapesoftware.com/


Derek Bump wrote:
> Bill,
> 
> Thanks for the suggestion.  You were right on with it, but there was one
> additional step required for the process to begin (oddly enough, I
> couldn't find ANY documentation regarding this).
> 
>>From the File menu you have to choose "Import Backup..." and then choose
> the folder where the FBF files are located.  Now, I left Ghost running
> while it says it was importing, so I won't know until today as to
> whether or not it worked, but I'll let you know.
> 
> Thanks again for helping me out!  I really appreciate the assistance.
> 
> 
> Derek Bump
> Dreamscape Software
> 
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> Bill Marriott wrote:
>> Derek,
>>
>> I downloaded Ghost 12 (Windows) and took a look at it. Here's what I found:
>>
>> 1) Go to the Home or Tasks screen
>> 2) In the left pane of the Recover My Files window, select File and Folder 
>> as the search method.
>> 3) Type a search term into the search box
>>
>> You might need to tell Ghost where the backup is located, by going to the 
>> Tools page and clicking the "Manage Backup Destination" command. Apparently 
>> Ghost cannot "Open" a file, it has to go through the dumbed-down process.
>>
>> Hope this works...
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> "Derek Bump" <list at dreamscapesoftware.com> wrote 
>> in message news:468FE790.6090300 at dreamscapesoftware.com...
>>> 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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