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I have SimpleTech drive that I used Storage Sync to back up C drive. Took drive to work and since all the files are 'bpa' cannot open them. I compare this to a simulation of what I bought the drive for - in case my pc crashed - so I totally don't why these files can't be either converted/opened from another pc when the drive is in. Help!

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The BPA files are the backed up copies of your data. The simpletech utility backs up your files to compresse file ending in BPA. Any computer running the simpletech restore program can extract the data from these files.

You will simply need to install this software on a spare computer in order to test the backups. Frankly though I would just use windows backup to copy the files/folders you want to the drive raw as this can be read anywhere.

Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

  • Kslerner3 Jul 15, 2011

    I too have this problem I installed storagesync 1.4 and tried to restore the files, but they will NOT restore. When trying to cancel the restore function the program says it will corrupt my files. GREAT! Any suggestion on how to get my files restored>>>

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* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

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Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

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