In our day-to-day life, we spend almost two-thirds of our time working on the computer system as it has invariably become an indispensable part of our life. We store all kinds of data including important documents, photos, videos, and what not on our computers. To safeguard the data though one must use some tool, like NTBackup that creates backups in the form of BKF files, to take backups on a timely basis, so that these could be used to restore the data as and when the need arises. However, sometimes you are unable to restore these files because of BKF corruption. In such cases, you should repair BKF file using a third-party BKF repair tool.
Let us assume a practical scenario in which you are in a habit of routinely adding your system data in a BKF file. One fine day, when you tried to restore the BKF file using the NTBackup utility after a fresh installation of the Windows 2000 operating system, you are unable to do so. The following error message is getting displayed, which is:
The backup file is unusable. You must erase it, or choose another file.”
After getting this error message, you can only click on OK to close the message box.
The most possible cause of such erroneous situation is that the BKF file is damaged and is, now, not in a valid Windows 2000 backup file format. Because of the BKF file corruption, the NTBackup utility cannot proceed further to restore the data from the BKF file.
To avoid such situations in the future, one precaution that you should take is to select the 'Verify Data After Backup' advanced option to make sure that the integrity of the BKF file is checked every time the backup is created. In this case, if you get errors after creating the backup then you have the option to recreate it unlike in this case when you seemed to have lost the data.
However, all is not lost as it may seem at the moment. The BKF file can be repaired and all the data can be restored using a third-party BKF repair software. Such tools are read-only in nature that do not overwrite the existing data while repairing the BKF file.
The best recovery software that enables you to repair BKF file from all instances of BKF corruption is Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery. Having the capability to perform BKF recovery for the backup files created using NTBackup tool, this BKF repair tool also repairs the damaged BKF files created after using Backup Exec by Veritas software. In addition, this recovery software is compatible with various versions of Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.
Using BKF recovery software to repair damaged BKF