I started out with Comodo v.3.xxx (can’t remember precisely the version, but it wasn’t 4.0) on Windows XP 32 bit. I used the software to backup ~250 GB worth of data that I had acquired over the last 4-5 years. The backup worked overnight, and completed fine. No errors or omissions. The executable ran fine, I tested it before I shut down my system.
I chose the .exe format because I thought it would be the most portable between systems.
So I shut down and proceed to completely gut the system. I install new hard drives, new memory, new Graphics card, and new Windows 7 x64 bit. Now I get everything back up and running to discover that the .exe that I backed up MY. ENTIRE. LIFE. on is not working. Every time I try to launch it says the following:
“F:\backup_full_files.exe is not a valid Win32 application”
If I try to open the .exe in COMODO backup v.3.0 or v.4.0 it asks for a password that I NEVER set. So now I’m stuck! I can’t get access to my data either way I go! What gives? How am I supposed to restore my data? This is VERY frustrating and reflects poorly on what I had previously assumed was a top-notch product. I mean seriously, such a nice design and interface and now it does this? My whole LIFE is in that data, and I HAVE to get it back.
Unfortunately the piece that is missing from your post is WHAT size I’m supposed to split at. How can I tell what version of Comodo backup I used to make the EXE?
I know it was before version 4.0, but I don’t know what specific version of 3.0 it was. Are the EXE sizes all different for version 3.0? Will I ruin my backup data if I split the file incorrectly? Please provide some clarification so I can try your method of recovery. Thanks!
Thank you for your response and your help. I have emailed you the file you requested for the 10 mb split. I hope you can tell me where exactly I need to split it, and/or what exact version of COMODO I was using. I look forward to your result.
It took me a long time to get this done because my backup file is about 275 GB and I did not have enough space - I had to actually buy a 1 TB hard drive to get it to decompress right. Do you think I will be able to restore all my files after this operation? Let me know!
I sent them email on 11/8/2011, but it came back to me saying that I could not send because of the Klez virus? I have thoroughly scanned my system and I have no virus. Is it because I changed the filename from .exe to .old so that it would send? If I send it through email, I cannot attach a .exe because it is a security risk. How else can I get this file to you? email does not seem to be working.