Help! Created a backup too big to open!?!
First of all I hate PCs, and although I may be somewhat well adapt around Macs, I'm not so much around things created by Microsoft.
I was planning on updating my Acer Laptop from Windows XP to Windows Vista business. I wanted to do a clean install, so I attempted to back up everything beforehand. My problem is, I ended up doing a back up of the ENTIRE computer, Windows files, operating system, and everything that was already on the external HD. It created a back up in .bkf format. The Acer is now entirely empty and cannot read the file until I turn on 'removal storage management' under the Window system preferences, but every time I try it ends up with an error.
The back up is on a 500GB disk, and the entire file itself is 258GB. Everything I've tried has said that there is not enough memory on the computer or the HD to open the file.
Is there any way that you know of that would allow me to not actually open the files, but just see them so that I could delete the duplicated HD files and all the Windows ones allowing me the space I would need to restore the backup files I want?
Is this a good question?