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Facing problems because of corruption in BKF file

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Today, a number of devices are available in the market that store data. They offer you a large amount of space. These storage devices have made it easy for us to keep backups of important work, for restoring data when required. To create backup, a number of tools like NTBackup and Veritas are available in the market. NTBackup tool makes use of BKF files for its data backup process. But sometimes the backup files also get corrupt. In such situations, you need to repair the damaged BKF file. But if the measures taken by you fail, then go for a third party BKF recovery software. You can easily repair corrupt BKF file through this software.

Imagine, you have maintained backup of all your precious data using Veritas. But when you try to recover data from its backup files, you receive an error message on the screen like:

Unable to create selection list.

In this case, restoration of data from the backup files fails.


Various possible reasons may be:


  1. Corrupt catalog of the backup file. Corruption in the catalog of backup file occurs when the catalog files are missing.

  2. The directory Backup Exec\NT\Data, or Backup Exec\Data doesn't have BESA (Backup Exec Service Account) in Permissions / Security tab of properties.

  3. The drive which has been installed with Backup Exec is low on disk space.

  4. The BKF file is restored in an incorrect manner.

  5. Malicious Virus might be one of the reason responsible for the corruption of BKF files.


To resolve the above stated issues, you may need to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Repair the corrupt catalog of the backup file helps to sort out the problem.

  • Check, and if needed, enable BESA in Permissions / Security tab.

  • Free up more disk space in the required drive.

  • Restore from the BKF file again, but carefully and correctly.

  • Run an Antivirus software to scan the corrupt BKF file.

If none of the above steps work for you, then you will have to repair BKF file, using specialized BKF recovery software available in the market. These software enable you to restore data from the backup. These are read-only tools built with powerful technology and repair BKF and restore all the file components, thereby helping you to retrieve your lost data.

Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery V2.0 is a highly-commendable tool that is used to repair BKF file and restore its components at user specified location. The main feature is that it restores the data without affecting the original structure, and the original file. The tool provides the live update feature to catch the latest version of the software. The tool is compatible with Windows Vista, 7, XP, 2000, and 2003.

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