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Using DataNumen BKF Repair to Recover Damaged MS Backup Files
 
 

When your Microsoft backup files(.bkf files) are damaged or corrupt due to various reasons and you cannot restore them correctly, you can use DataNumen BKF Repair to scan the .bkf files and recover as much data from them as possible.

 
Step 1 Start DataNumen BKF Repair.
  Note: Before recovering any damaged or corrupt Microsoft bkf file with DataNumen BKF Repair, please close Microsoft Backup Utility and any other applications that may modify the bkf file.
Step 2
Select the damaged or corrupt Microsoft bkf file to be repaired:
Select BKF File to be Repaired

You can input the bkf file name directly or click the Browse for Source BKF File button to browse and select the file.

Step 3
By default, DataNumen BKF Repair will recover the items in the bkf file and save them into a directory xxxx_recovered, where xxxx is the source bkf file name. For example, for file Damaged.bkf , the default output directory will be Damaged_recovered. If you want to use another name, then please select or set it accordingly:
Select Output Directory

You can input the directory name directly or click the Browse for Output Directory button to browse and select the directory.

Step 4

Click the "Start Repair" button, and DataNumen BKF Repair will start scanning and repairing the source bkf file. Progress bar Process Bar will indicate the repair progress.

After the repair process, if the source bkf file can be repaired successfully, you will see a message box like this:

Message Box

Step 5 Now you can open the directory Damaged_recovered containing all the recovered items in the bkf file.
 

Note: The demo version will display the following message box to show the success of the recovery:

Demo Version Message Box

where you can click the "Show Recovery Report" button to see a detailed report of every recoverable file in the BKF file, including the file name, file size, as well as the data set, volume, and directory the file belongs to, like this:

Recovery Report

According to the report, you can know whether DataNumen BKF Repair can recover your bkf file. However, the demo version will not save the recovered files. Please order the full version to get these files.