BACKUP file extension is used by ISAPI Loader, a software utility for Internet Information Services (IIS) administrators that enables updating ISAPI application and DLL ISAPI libraries without the need of restarting IIS servers. BACKUP file contains backup copy created with ISAPI utility.
BACKUP file data generated by ISAPI application are saved automatically. BACKUP file is used to restore main files to previous state in case of file loss or other failure.
Below is a table that list programs that support BACKUP files. Files with BACKUP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BACKUP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with BACKUP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BACKUP files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the ISAPI Loader developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BACKUP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading ISAPI Loader installed is by going to developer’s website (EGGcentric) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access BACKUP files although ISAPI Loader is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why BACKUP files are not compatible with ISAPI Loader. The latest version of ISAPI Loader should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing ISAPI Loader (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BACKUP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BACKUP file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the BACKUP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the BACKUP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. BACKUP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic BACKUP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with BACKUP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open BACKUP files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Backup Of Current ISAPI Application files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BACKUP files.
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