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Author Topic: In search of ... backup program identification  (Read 2084 times)

barney

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In search of ... backup program identification
« on: September 04, 2011, 09:20:13 AM »
 :'( When it rains ...

This may be a bit odd  :-\.  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  :D.

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  :o.)

Lashiec

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Re: In search of ... backup program identification
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 09:27:20 AM »
Try feeding the files to TrID.

barney

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Re: In search of ... backup program identification
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 10:40:14 AM »
Nice bit of software, thanks.  It didn't work  :P, but looks handy to have around  ;D.

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  :-\.  Or I can set Explorer to display creation date, I guess.  What a mess!

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Re: In search of ... backup program identification
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 11:35:20 AM »
Dunno if this is any help,
screenshots of a Win7 backup - folders/files
Spoiler
Main folder is "WindowsImageBackup" - within that is a folder which has PC name, included in that are:
Screenshot - 2011-09-04 , 18_26_42.png

Contents of backup folder
Backup + Date.png

Contents of Catalog folder
Catalog.png

Contents of SPPMetadataCache
SPPMetadataCache.png

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Re: In search of ... backup program identification
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 11:18:09 PM »