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NBF File Extension

Backup NOW! Backup Archive Format
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What is NBF file?

File with NBF extension is a file archive that contains a data backup copy created with NTI Backup NOW tool. NBF archive stores all files and folder selected for backup. Backup Now is a backup management tool. NBF format is a proprietary format developed by NTI.

Backup copy

Regular backups of vital data and system is one of the basic data protection methods. The simplest data backup procedure is that of manually copying selected files to external storage devices. More advanced methods are offered by dedicated backup management tools. Many such tools are available, both free and paid. Most of the offer such functions as:

  • Backup copy scheduler
  • Archiving created copies to external storage devices
  • Cloud synchronization (online backups)
  • File versioning
  • Backup copy templates
  • System/disk backup

Users should choose a backup system appropriate for their needs and operating system. It is also advised to use solutions that are platform-independent, for example, by moving security copies (e.g. NBF files) to different machine.

Programs which support NBF file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NBF files. NBF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NBF file

Updated: 01/02/2023

How to open file with NBF extension?

Problems with accessing NBF may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with NBF 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.

Step 1. Install NTI Backup Now software

Install software to open NBF file Problems with opening and working with NBF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NBF files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the NTI Backup Now developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit NTI Backup Now website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of NTI Backup Now and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NBFIf the problems with opening NBF files still occur even after installing NTI Backup Now, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of NTI Backup Now is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that NTI Backup Now cannot handle files with NBF may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of NTI Backup Now should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Backup NOW! Backup Archive Format files with NTI Backup Now

If you have the latest version of NTI Backup Now installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NBF on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with NBF file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NBF file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the NTI Backup Now installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NBF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NBF file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NBF extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NBF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the NBF is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NBF file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check NBF file for viruses
1. Verify that the NBF in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NBF file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. NBF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic NBF file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with NBF extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Backup NOW! Backup Archive Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open NTI Backup Now

If the systems has insufficient resources to open NBF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Backup NOW! Backup Archive Format files. It may be the case that the NBF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a NBF file

File Conversions from NBF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to NBF file
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