Excellent program! Bad user! Step 1. Backup 80GB of files spaning 24 .tibs Step 2. Rebuild flakey computer Step 3. To be safe, backup new build of machine WITH THE SAME NAME (doh) Step 4. Discover that you have overwriten the first 2 .tibs Step 5. Panic Now, this is a spanned, compressed file, right? Given that I have the LAST file intact, in theory, I should be able to read all but the first two, no? please say yes help?