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Author Topic: In search of ... backup program identification  (Read 1840 times)
barney
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« on: September 04, 2011, 09:20:13 AM »

 Cry When it rains ...

This may be a bit odd  undecided.  I need to identify the program that made a system backup from the files that it produced.  There are several sets of files dated a week apart, including .zip and .xml files along with a few that have no extension.  (There are about six (6) months worth of files for [apparently] weekly backups.)  However, the little - darling?  yeah, that's the word! - doesn't know what program was used to perform the backups.  Memory failure  cheesy.

Google searches have netted nothing on this.  There many,many,many pages on how to find the files produced by various backup programs, but not a one (1) I can find on how to identify the software that produced the backup files.

Any ideas on this one?

(The little darling is a software junkie, so I can't just try what's installed ... too many  ohmy.)
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 09:27:20 AM »

Try feeding the files to TrID.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 10:40:14 AM »

Nice bit of software, thanks.  It didn't work  tongue, but looks handy to have around  Grin.

Finally found a GlobalCatalog.wbcat, which is a Windows backup file, so apparently s/he was using Win7's backup w/o knowing.  However, all the .wbcat files were moved to a common location, "I just wanted to keep it neat, so I did some housecleaning."  stars  Oh, well, mebbe Win7 can figure it out  undecided.  Or I can set Explorer to display creation date, I guess.  What a mess!
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 11:35:20 AM »

Dunno if this is any help,
screenshots of a Win7 backup - folders/files
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 11:18:09 PM »

How about: Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore
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