Recovering data from corrupt .BKF file

Data-BackupMS Backup files .BKF are created to backup all valuable files and folders, so that in times of corruption the bkf file could be used to restore all lost files and folders. Windows’ NTBackup utility is used to create BKF files for backing up the data.

But what will you do if BKF file itself gets corrupt? Trouble must say. Backup files are the only option for restoring inaccessible or deleted or lost files. And when BKF files play spoilsport, the situation worsens.

Consider a situation when you try to restore your files from existing BKF file. But, you notice that the files are not getting restored properly instead you encountering error messages. In short, backup file is not able to provide with restoration of backed files & folders. However, this situation is best tackled with BKF File Recovery tool, which repairs corrupt BKF files.

Let’s have a look at the reasons behind inaccessibility of .BKF file.

  • A third-party backup software has set the below mentioned value to 1 while getting installed. But, the NTBackup utility sets it to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ntbackup\Backup Engine\Backup files inuse”

  • Another main could be missing files from the .BKF file. This happens when the value of the above mentioned entry is set to 0, the backup utility skips the open files, as a result of which some files might be missing while restoring from the .bkf file.

For resolving this issue, you need to set the following value to 0.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ntbackup\Backup Engine\Backup files inuse.

Secondly, make sure that the file is consistent before you backup.

If above steps are being executed then most probably backup file .bkf becomes accessible. But if it’s not working, that means level of corruption is quite high. This can be tackled only with proficient BKF Repair tool. The software repairs corrupt backup files make it appropriate for use by individuals who need to recover data from corrupt or inaccessible BKF files.  Please visit here