Do you want to recover BKF files in Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, 11, or earlier versions? If so, this post will give you a proper guideline to restore the corrupted BKF file in Windows operating system. Along with the restore process, we will also include the reasons for BKF file corruption so that you can prevent your BKF file from being corrupted.
If you don’t know what a BKF file is, let me tell you that it is a backup file created by Windows Backup Utility (NT Backup Tool). In Windows XP, Users can find the tool at the system’s default location that is: Programs > Accessories >> System Tools. But in the latest version of the Windows Operating System, you will have to download the nt5backup.cab file from the internet to extract or restore the BKF file in the system.
A.cab file is a compressed file that stores the data related to windows installation like system files and device drivers. On extracting the .cab file, you will get:
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The corrupt BKF file does not allow the user to view and open the BKF file in Windows OS. We will have to repair this file to open and view the content inside it. So you should take care of your BKF file and protect it from being corrupted. Here are some reasons that can corrupt your BKF files:
Unexpected shutdown: If you are working on some file and an unexpected shutdown occurs, then it might be possible then the file in which you were working is now corrupted. This Unexpected Shutdown can also affect the system file and BKF file.
Malware: Transfers of files in any other system from any system are possible at any place. But along with this, it can also be malware and viruses that can contaminate your BKF file. In such a situation, antivirus software can be beneficial to scan for you before opening the file.
Unknown Download: Downloading and installing many types of third types from the Internet can also cause corruption in the BKF file. Therefore, unless necessary, keep any unknown solution away from the system.
After installing the NTbackup file in Windows 10, 8, 7, you can easily repair the BKF file. It is compulsory to keep all three files (ntbackup.exe, ntmsapi.dll, & vssapi.dll) ) together so that the user does not have any difficulty in reading and restoring BKF in Windows 8 and others. We can understand it in this way that .dll files work as supported files for the .BKF file extraction, so you should store it in the same folder where the NTBackup.exe file is.
Apart from this, save the new BKF file to a different place so that it could not overwrite the current BKF file in the system.
We will explain here how to restore BKF data in Windows 10, and the method is almost the same for other older versions.
This is the complete procedure to repair and open the BKF file in Windows 10. The process is a bit lengthy and time-consuming, so you need to spend a little effort on viewing the BKF file with NT Backup Tool.
Restoring the corrupted BKF file is necessary to open the .bkf file in the system. Here I have shared a simple and freeware method to restore the .bkf file with the Microsoft NT backup tool. Now you can use this step-by-step procedure to repair any BKF file.
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