I'm not sure if this is the right forum to be posting this question in but here goes. Several weeks ago I had a devastating experience while using Microsoft Works Word Processor and lost a weeks worth of work. I posted this thread about it.
OK, today I was going through one of my pictures folders and just happened to stumble across a "file" stuck in with the pictures. The name of that file was similar to the one that I was talking about in that first thread but it has a ".1" file extension instead of a ".jpg" extension.
I tried to open it and got the Microsoft note saying that Windows couldn't open the file and asking if I wanted to search the INTERNET pro a program that could open it.
I figured it was a long shot but decided that I would give it a go anyway and clicked on search the INTERNET and got to this page --> http://shell.windows.com/fileassoc/0409/xml/redir.asp?Ext=1
<-- That didn't give me much so I took another shot and clicked on the "Windows Live Search" button, got sent to this page --> http://search.live.com/results.aspx?&F...ile+extension+1
I clicked on this link --> http://www.liutilities.com/products/winbac...ibrary/files/1/
. OK so if you followed that link you wound up on this page --> http://www.liutilities.com/products/winbac...ibrary/files/1/
Now comes my question... At the top of the page is a little information bubble that says;
Description 1 is the file extension for the STEP Backup file associated with Iomega Backup.
Windows Cannot Open 1 Files? If Windows cannot open 1 you may not have the appropriate program installed or have a registry related error. We strongly recommend you run a free registry scan. <--- As I've never heard of this site before and don't have "Iomega Backup" I'm wondering how to tell if this is a legitimate site or not.
OK, I wrote all of that "Before" I went out Googling and educated myself a little. So now that I know there is such a thing as Iomega I need to change my question a little...as I have never used Iomega, and there is no such animal installed on my system how the heck did I end up with something called "A STEP Backup" copy of one of my files done by that program?
And more importantly "How can I access that backup file?" When I open it in Word Pad it has the resemblance of being an encrypted document.
Anyone have any experience using that program?
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