Restoring files from external hard drive ...

January 7, 2011 at 12:09:18
Specs: Windows 7

I have my files backed up on a Toshiba external hard drive and after having to reformat my Sony VAIO laptop due to startup failure, I am now trying to restore the backed up files from the Toshiba PH3100U. Unfortunately, about 10% of the way into the restore process there is a file that is causing the restore process to abort. So I am trying to find another way to access the files that are on the Toshiba drive. Everything is stored in a *.RIM format and after trying several different programs (like PowerISO and Spotmau PowerSuite 2011) I am getting nowhere. Anyone have any ideas on how to extract and restore the backed up files? Thanks in advance!

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#1
January 7, 2011 at 13:10:34

Look at:
http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/fo...
and:
http://www.softwaregeek.com/free-zi...

Please note that I have no personal experience with this particular problem. The above links were found through a Google search and therefore are not warrantied to help you. The first I thought sounded very much like your problem and the second says it can unzip the files. If you end up downloading, please scan it before opening it.

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#2
January 7, 2011 at 14:00:36

Thank you, I really appreciate the response and your suggestions. Clearly there are other folks out there who have this Toshiba drive problem and it would seem that Toshiba could be more forthcoming with support on this issue. They offer ZERO support, nothing.

I tried the file that you sent the link for, it is referring to Blackberry I believe, I was not able to get it to associate with the back up drive.

Thanks again ...


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#3
January 7, 2011 at 20:12:37

On the first link they mention backupsoft.exe, on another site I Googled, they said that backupsoft.exe is not Windows 7 compatible (or at least the version they may have had) and recommended downloading a newer version. See if Toshiba has a download on their site for the newest version of their software as that might help.

In the future consider using Windows 7 built in back up system.

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#4
March 24, 2011 at 16:15:45

See now datz some bullsh!t

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