Recovery - 'validated' backup file is not recognised at restore Running Windows XP (SP3), healthy system, I back up two full .tib archives weekly to my external hard drive: 1. A full backup of my hard drive 2. A full backup of my data (My Documents etc) ATI does 'validate' by default and both .tib files are claimed to be successfully validated. So I have 2 .tib files each week and can always go back to a month's worth if necessary. But...Today I tried to restore my system using the recovery disk was able to access my .tib files from my hard drive. However, ATI would only recognise my data backup .tib files but it said that my full backups were 'not Acronis files' (or something like that) and were corrupt.. Even though both had been successfully validated Luckily I managed a system restore from Task Manager but I really trusted ATI until now. What might have gone wrong? Summary: a 'validated' full-system file at backup is not recognised at restore, but 'my data' backup is. Edit: Now that I'm restored using System Restore I've just used ATI to open the .tib files that ATI had said were 'corrupt' and they open fine with my whole files clear to see. So...It is an OK .tib file but, when I was trying to restore from it I got the messages shown above. Hope this helps clarify and I'm looking for any help with explaining what might have happened.