When users try to restore data from BKF file of Microsoft Windows 2000, they confront error messages like;
“The backup file is unusable. You must erase it, or choose another file”
In such situation user should not waste time putting efforts in repairing this BKF file manually and should opt for BKF repairing tool immediately. This is because such kind of error messages are shown when BKF file has been de-structured and has become unable-to-recognize. Let’s see the reasons for such error message;
Root Cause for Such Errors:
This error message is shown because your NTBackup utility restore program is unable to identify .bkf file structure since it has been damaged badly. Corruption in BKF causes file to get damaged to core, and hence it is not in valid Windows 2000 backup file format. When Windows 2000 opens a .bkf file, it first checks if the backup file is valid or not. It means it checks if its structure in valid Windows 2000 backup file format or not. In case file is damaged, it throws error messages like: “The backup file is unusable. You must erase it, or choose another file” and restoration process completely stops.
Precautions for Backup Operations:
To check integrity of a backup file, you can select “Verify data After Backup” advance option while performing any backup operation. This option is provided to make sure that backup process is completed successfully and integrity of .bkf file and its structure is maintained. You can also check for backup report to avoid any such kind of errors while restoring.
However, when your backup has already been corrupted, such precautionary steps won’t work. These error messages are symptoms that your .bkf file needs some repairing, unless and until it gets repaired it will not get restored. BKF Repair Tool provides an excellent handling of corrupted backup file and helps you extract necessary data files from corrupted .bkf file. It provides many advantageous features which lets you experience a worry-free affair of recovering .bkf file and that too without any annoying prompting error messages. So whenever your BKF restoration process shows error messages like “The backup file is unusable. You must erase it, or choose another file” you can avail BKF Repair Tool for easy and error-free restoration.