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I have BKF file on simpletech 160gb usb 2.0 portable drive. This bkf(backupfile)was made in 2007 on a old XP computer that died. I moved the portable drive to a newer computer that had Vista another bkf file was created on the Vista. I soon had Vista removed from computer and the portable drive is now on a Windows 7 computer. Windows 7 accesses the portable drive great but I can't open the old bkf files. Is their a way to retrieve info on some of those old files.
The BKF file is only a reference to allow the XP os to know what program opens which file. It doesn't contain photos or music or documents.
Posted on Jul 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Drivers for simple 160gb
To access an external USB drive in Windows 98, you need to be using Windows 98 SE (Second Edition). Before SE, there was no USB support in Windows 98.
Even then, you will probably not be able to access the full 160Gb of the hard drive. Your best bet is to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, such as 2000, or XP. I know that, depending on your hardware, that might be asking a little too much, but to support all these more modern gadgets, you're going to have to give up on 98 eventually.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 19, 2008
I have battled this for a few days. Your mentioning USB leads me to a possible solution.
I had a 500GB drive and put it in the USB enclosure and could only see 128GB one time, 138GB another. I found that external drive enclosures have their own IDE controller chips with older ones limiting the size of the drive they are able to "see".
The best test is to internally mount the drive (perverts will read this differently than intended and risk injury due to shock!) to make sure it can be seen. If so then the next best step is to spring for a new drive enclosure, one that supports the higher capacity drive. It worked for me! My old external enclosure's IDE controller could not handle the higher capacity drive and the new one was perfectly happy with it. Good luck! - Andy C
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Most of the times you just have to format the drive to Mac OS Journaled or else you will only be able to transfer 4gb or less at a time.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
This article explains the resolution for the problem when formatting external hard disk:
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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