Recoving 7 Zip Archive - Cannot open file 'xampp.7z' as archive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by GodsDead, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. GodsDead

    GodsDead Guest

    Cannot open file 'xampp.7z' as archive error.

    Hey all, i recently created a backup of all my websites, databases an
    many projects, using a backup tool: cobian backup 9.
    This created three files for the folder i was backing up (my xamp
    These were three 7-zip files split into 700mb, 001, 002, and 003.

    I copyed these to an external HDD, re-formatted my Main HDD in m
    machine, re-insatlled windows and copyed them back over.

    I managed to extract these split up files from 001, which should giv
    me the directory i backed up.. but it didnt it game me another 7-zi
    archive, this time an overall of the folder.. so it must have compresse
    a compressed file.. THing is i cant read/extract it!

    Now i cant open this archive with anything.. and its really important
    get this data back..

    I have tryed WinRar, 7-Zip, The 'Tools > Decompresser' in Cobian..

    And im really starting to freak out, because i CANNOT lose this data..

    What can i do to get my data back
    GodsDead, Aug 17, 2009
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  2. GodsDead

    Malke Guest

    I really feel for you. Now you know the reason for *testing* a backup first.
    You can try to contact the guy who wrote Cobian backup, although I don't
    think he's supporting it any more. The alternative - if no one else here has
    a suggestion for you - is to contact a professional data recovery company. I
    use Drive Savers ( This will not be cheap.

    Next time try a different backup program. I like Acronis True Image because
    it images your system and does incremental backups.

    Good luck,

    Malke, Aug 17, 2009
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    Pauli Taglia Guest

    You could pray a lot... OH, just noticed your moniker.

    Never miiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnd.
    Pauli Taglia, Aug 17, 2009
  4. GodsDead

    GodsDead Guest

    Oh no, so no-one has used a 7z recovery programme that works
    Most of the things i search, just seem to be a bunch o

    well im not going to lose hope yet, keep trying i suppose.
    GodsDead, Aug 18, 2009
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    NetLink_Blue Guest

    I used to fool around with these two file-splitting programs:
    HJSplit / MegaSplit

    These programs split / join files. As a last resort, you might make copies
    of your 001, 002 etc. files and try to "join" them into one large 7z
    archvie. Then try to extract contents. Good luck.

    NetLink_Blue, Aug 18, 2009
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