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Windows 7: External HDD backup files of unknown origin?

14 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
External HDD backup files of unknown origin?

Following a recent virus purge of my daughters desktop PC (using Malwarebytes), that terminated in a reinstall of Windows 7. When I came to reinstall the contents of the Toshiba external 1TB 2.5" HDD that had originally been formatted NTFS and used for backup purposes, I was confronted with an inaccessible array of ADI files that Win7 OS could not access.
In order to cut a long story short, I installed Linux Mint 16 (32bit) on an old (ex-Windows XP) Acer Aspire 3000 having replaced the XP operating system completely. I can now open the file which displays in binary form only. I would therefore appreciate any help and/or assistance in order to download the contents of the Toshiba backup HDD onto the desktop hard drive. Thanking you all in expectant anticipation.

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21 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi Brink thanks for the information supplied by yourself and Jacee dealing with the inability to access various file formats. It is possible that this could be the solution to my recent enquiry :-
Unfortunately I did not receive any response to my query which sadly could be due to my poor explanation of the necessary details required by you experts. The file format that I am having trouble with is "ADI" or .adi & would therefore like to know if this will be added to your list in due course. If there are any further questions appertaining to my query then I will be only too pleased to respond.
Thanking you in advance for any information you are able to proffer.
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21 Aug 2015   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I noticed your post here. ADI files are not native to Windows 7. You will probably need to install the software that created those backup images in order to make use of them. Or maybe I'm not understanding your question.
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21 Aug 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for your reply UNI, the images were generated within the Widows 7 Backup programme on a Toshiba external 1TB HDD, that had been formatted NTFS. Maybe while I was purging the desktop of a virus using Malwarebytes, the file system has been corrupted. Unfortunately due to my impatience to eradicate the core problem, I do not know what the virus was called. Needless to say that your constructive comments were most appreciated.
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