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Backup File Confusion

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#1 MissKMS


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:30 AM

Hi there, I need help please. I don't know which forum to post this in - but somebody , anybody please help, I have some backup files and I need to convert them from .xml to be readable. Right now if I try opening them - they look like wingding garbage....please advise as to how I convert the content to make it readable ?

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

You don't make backup files "readable" as in human readable.


From what you've offered it sounds like these backups may have been made using Windows built-in "Backup & Restore".  Regardless of what utility was used to create the backup files, the way to get what's in them back is to run the corresponding recovery function.  They were never meant to be able to be read by humans, but by the program that created them (as backup and recovery are two sides of the same software coin).

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