Recover a .tib with no boot CD

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ppharper, May 15, 2009.

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  1. ppharper

    ppharper Registered Member

    May 15, 2009
    I have managed to 'destroy' an HP laptop installation that, supposedly, has a valid Acronis .tib (and increments) backups. To make matters worse, the "recovery" CD cannot be located. Was hopiing to recover some info from the the .tib files stored on an external USB disk; however, Acronis®*True*Image*Home® version 11.0 (build*8,053) indicated that the .tib files are "invalid". Any suggestions as to:
    a. How to create a bootable CD from the .tib files, and/or
    b. how to validate the integrity of the external .tib files
    would be more than welcome.

    I have manged to get XP Pro re-installed, but am nowhere near to the "as delivered" configuration yet.

    Peter Harper
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    Does TI report the TIB file as invalid when you click on it to select it (to Restore or Validate, for example) or when you actually run a validation?

    You can't create a bootable TI CD from the TIB files. You will only be able to create the regular TI CD using Media Builder.

    You might try updating to the latest build of TI 11 (8,101) and see if that makes any difference. You could also try the TI 2009 trial version.

    If the TIB files are a "My Computer" (disk/partition) image backup, also try the Mount function. If it's a "My Data" type backup, you won't be able to Mount it. Only disk/partition images can be used to restore a partition back to a previous state. Hopefully, this is the type of image you have.
  3. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

    May 10, 2006
    Massachusetts, USA

    You might get this error message if the orignal backup was created with earlier versions of TrueImage--such as early versions of V10 and prior.

    As MudCrab stated, you may be able to use the trial version of TrueImage 2009 and either restore or explore the files.

    The trial version could be installed on any computer in order to create the TI Rescue CD.
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