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DESPERATE!! Do you know which program saves in arc (hard disk cloning)?


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#1 maru

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:12 PM

Hi,
Last month I copied an Image of my laptop as it was messy and I needed to format it to my external hard disk. I used a program that I found on google but I can't remember the name, I know it was a 15 day trial. The only thing I have now is a 50.7 GB file, "laptopbackup.arc".
I've been searching on google now for ".arc disk image" but I can't find anything. What should I do?? I'm in deep trouble as there is information inside that I absolutely have to recover, I have tried every compression software, like winrar, 7zip, stuffit but they all say they can't recognize the format, despite the last two read arc files, but I'm guessing it's a proprietary format, it just uses the famous extension.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:23 PM

Have a look here.
Towards the bottom, there's a list of programs that use the .arc extension.
Hopefully, you may recognize the name of the program that you used, if it's on the list.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:16 AM

Hi maru.
Any chance it was "R-Drive"?
It uses the .arc format and comes with a 15 day trial.
Site here.
Since this is a disk image or clone, searching the backup drive for .arc, particulerly the registry, may provide just enough to jog your memory.

Edited by HitSquad, 12 May 2009 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:41 PM

Hi maru.
Any chance it was "R-Drive"?
It uses the .arc format and comes with a 15 day trial.
Site here.
Since this is a disk image or clone, searching the backup drive for .arc, particulerly the registry, may provide just enough to jog your memory.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH I WAS GOING DESPERATE I POSTED THIS IN EVERY WEBSITE THAT I FOUND EVEN ON YAHOO ANSWERS AND I FOUND NO SOLUTION, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU SAVED ME!!
By the way, how did you find it? I've been looking over google for days with seaches like "arc format", "arc image program", "arc disk clone"... and so on...

Thank you so much!!!

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:56 AM

Your welcome maru. Glad you found what you needed.
FWIW, ".arc drive image" in a google search produced the results on the first page. :thumbsup:




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