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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

BKF file corruption due to header damage and tips to perform BKF repair

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In todays scenario, the importance of backup is apparent eying an increase in the number of data loss incidents that we hear everyday. At the time of system or hardware crash, backup offers a reliable restoration of our confidential backed up data. Backup can be created using various third-party tools. Backup creation is a useful feature included in every version of Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows XP use an built-in backup utility NTBackup that helps the users to backup important files, folders, or even schedule backups at fixed time intervals. It creates backup in a BKF format file. These BKF files may get corrupt due to several reasons, such as virus attack, unexpected system shutdown, missing catalog files, application malfunctioning etc. To overcome this problem, you need to go for BKF recovery through a reliable third-party utility.
For instance, when you try to restore data from a backup file, you may come across the following error messages:
Error code: 41
Module: 161
LineInfo: 6b233907fd5acd9c
Fields: Volume : FAAA1.TIB, $module : C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\BackupAndRecovery\DiskBundle.dll
Message: The header of the backup file is corrupt.”
Cause:
The error might have occurred due to the following reasons-
  • You do not have permissions to access the backup file.
  • The header of the backup file may be damaged.
The header is the most critical part of a BKF file as it contains valuable information like file type, size, location etc. Any damage caused to the header may result in corruption of the BKF file. This would prevent you from accessing the backup file and performing the restore process. To repair corrupt BKF file, try to follow the below mentioned resolution steps.
Resolution:
These steps may help you resolve the above error-
  • If the problem is header corruption, try to validate the BKF file.
  • If the problem still persists, take help of an efficient BKF repair tool.
These software have a feature to search for the corrupt BKF file in the system. They use powerful scanning algorithms to scan and repair the corrupt BKF file. The scan information can be saved at a user-specified location to resume recovery at any later stage.
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