How to restore NTBackup's BKF file on Windows server 2012 std.

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  • i want to restore my windows sbs2003 .bkf file to 2012 std server, as per default utility in 2012 server i couldn't find restore of .bkf file.

    please let me know how i can restore or is there any utility.

    Friday, February 01, 2013 5:23 AM

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  • Hi;

    This functionality is only available in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, through applying the following hotfix:

    As far as I know, this functionality is not available in Windows Server 2012.

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    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:14 PM
  • BKF is file format for Windows backup archives. Microsoft has added NTbackup.exe utility in MS Windows XP or other versions, that can store some or entire partition data in a BKF folder. Windows Backup files may be damaged due to virus codes, corrupt storage device and broken download. To restore all items from a inaccessible BKF file, you should try third party application such as RecoveryFix for BKF software. This software fully supports recovery of Unicode characters from backup archives.


    Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:17 PM
  • You can restore your BKF file in windows 2012 server without facing any barrier.  Just follow this link and get all information as relative of BKF recovery restoration.

    • Edited by James Simon Friday, August 30, 2013 10:58 AM
    Friday, August 30, 2013 10:58 AM
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    Monday, August 18, 2014 6:25 AM
  • Step by step guide to Open BKF file Manually. Read carefully and do it yourself.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:13 AM
  • Found some quick and useful tips to perform secure to easily restore NTBackup's BKF file instantly.

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    • Edited by Bkoih Wednesday, April 01, 2015 5:06 AM
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:56 AM
  • As we all are know NT-Backup utility tool is a Microsoft program which has been designed to save crucial data by creating BKF files and maintaining the information for restoration purpose. Most of time it may happen that BKF files either go missing or become completely inaccessible in case of any type of corruption and user may become frustrated due to inability of opening corrupt BKF files for data restoration purpose. At this time of corruption i recommended you best BKF Recovery Tool from SysInfoTools which helps you fix corrupt BKF files and recovers data from them. It also restores BKF file in Windows 7 and 8 and supports 200 files types.

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    Friday, April 03, 2015 6:23 AM

  • To Restore Ntbackup (.bkf) files after corrupt of original Backup data of windows XP, the recommended solution is to use third party software know as :-
    Monday, April 20, 2015 5:18 AM
  • You can come here to a MS Technet forum and deal with the fact that MS don't have a working solution so you can get advertised links to 'fixes' and end up being encouraged to buy one of the 3rd party tools instead.. Typical.

    "Hey let's download free trial software and plugins to our production Server 2012 environment so we can grab some lost files from an employee's old SBS 2003 backup"

      - Sounds legit

    • Edited by Mike Tech Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:31 PM
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:30 PM