A friend needed me to fix her badly damaged WinXP Pro installation on her laptop, so I used my TI boot disc to make two folders & files backups. She was sitting next to me and was telling me what stuff she needed and what she didn't. It was obvious from the start that she did not need the entire drive backed up. We selected the bunch of folders that she needed and as I made that image, she remembered of another specific location she'd like backed up, so I repeated the same process. Both backup process completed successfully and went fine. For all I could see, there were no problems. However, when I tried to mount the backup archives later to check if everything went ok and to burn her data to DVDs to give to her, I found that only one of the backups could be mounted properly. For one, TI had created two parts of the second backup, and I still don't understand why. It had no reason to split archives into pieces because I was backing up to an external hard drive with plenty of free space. It all ended up looking like this: See how the second, larger backup is split into two parts, 1 and 2? And see how #1 is 0 bytes in size? Clearly, something went wrong. Now when I try to mount this second backup, I get the following: http://i9.tinypic.com/4fwac1e.png This is what the backups look like from inside TI: http://i9.tinypic.com/451g4kg.png http://i9.tinypic.com/2ekj3g1.png As you can see, the second backup that I'm trying to mount most definitely contains data. After all, it wouldn't be 7+GB in size if it contained no files. My problem now is.. how do I get at those files? Is there any way to do so despite something being quite wrong with the archive? I've been using TI for quite a while and have never had a problem like this before. It sucks that it happened precisely when I was doing a friend a favor rather than dealing with my own data.