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Creator Nxt 4: Restore Backups From Earlier Versions?

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Probably not, since you generally need the same software to restore backups as you used to make them.

 

Tell me what sort of backups they are [files/folders; partitions; disk drives; whole system; disaster recovery] and what software and version they were made with, and I can perhaps go make some and try it with NXT 4 for you.

 

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Brendon

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I used Roxio Creator NXT to backup a "Data" drive (partition) to DVDs.

 

I would think the new versions of Roxio's software would be backwards compatible in case someone has data on an old CD/DVD and needs to restore it (I would hate to think someone would have to dig out and install old software to access the data). I wouldn't think Roxio would change the backup format unless they came up with a better way of doing things.

 

I did a download when I purchased the software, but I can't find the disk I made. The file on my hard-drive got deleted when I tried a Windows 10 upgrade (I got careless). If I can find a download of the file somewhere online, I should be able to use my product key and re-install the my original NXT, but I always worry about viruses. Once I have access to my backups, I'll have my Roxio download. Kind of a "catch 22".

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I would think the new versions of Roxio's software would be backwards compatible in case someone has data on an old CD/DVD and needs to restore it (I would hate to think someone would have to dig out and install old software to access the data). I wouldn't think Roxio would change the backup format unless they came up with a better way of doing things.

 

 

Forgive me if I choke on my coffee. Roxio has never been big on "backwards compatibility" and the features of their backup software have changed markedly over the years. That's why I needed to know those details I asked for.

 

I've found it essential to keep a working copy of my backup software with my backups. That goes for any backup software which makes other than a plain copy of your files, and not just Roxio.

 

Give me an hour or two while I install Creator NXT and have a poke around in there, and check it against NXT 4. I'm sure I can get you out of the hole in one way or another.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi Brendon,

 

I dug through some 3 year old backups and finally found some that weren't compressed. I found the Creator NXT files. I can get by with what I have for now, but eventually I'd still like to find out if the Creator NXT backup files can be restored by Creator NXT 4. I have a lot of old backups.

 

Sorry for the trouble, but if you did determine anything, I would like to know.

 

Thank you!!!

Stilt

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Shall Do. I've just finished dealing with Vista for another person, so I'm free to look at this again now.

 

Please pop past in an hour or so in case I need to ask supplementary questions.

 

Cheers,

Brendon

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Interim report: Successfully backed up a partition with BackOnTrack [boT] from Creator NXT, but couldn't restore it with NXT 4 under XP. It went totally doolally!

I knew NXT 4 'record your screen' was d.o.a. under XP, but I'm going to have to look further into the behaviour of BoT under XP.

 

Meanwhile, I'm now installing NXT 4 under Windows 7 to see if it will behave better. Good thing I'm not limited to 10 installs. :(

 

 

Final report: Got nowhere with BoT when trying to restore a backup made with BoT 14 from NXT, using BoT 17 from NXT 4.

 

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and the very detailed error screen which explains it all : (?)

 

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Sorry Stilt, it doesn't look like you're likely to be able to restore your old backups with NXT 4. I guess you need to find another copy of NXT. :(

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

 

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Stilt,

 

I've sent you a Private Message [PM] with some suggestions. Please click on the little envelope near the top right of your page to read it.

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