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.
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:
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.
NBF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
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.
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.
If the problems with opening NBF files still occur even after installing NTI Backup Now, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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 The reason that NTI Backup Now cannot handle files with NBF may be that the software is outdated.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.
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.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open NBF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
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.
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