Nero backitup is a pig of a piece of software.
I have tried this method to recover some of my files after several similar disasters with Nero.
Copy the file to a volume / directory
Rename the file. e.g filethatneroscrewedup.nco to filethatneroscrewedup.zip
Right click this file and unzip the file with Power Archiver or similar.
(You will still need the password you used when you created the backupset)
If the file was a part of a backup set, you will probably see the file uncompress operation complete to 100% percent but power archiver will not exit.
Force the program to exit using the task manager or cancel. This is important because will get a file already being used error otherwise.
Your file will be restored to a ridiculous path that Nero stores but the file should be intact.
It is far from an elegant solution and may take a while with a lot of files, but it does work. (you will soon find creative ways to speed up thing operation).
Use a proper back program in future such as http://www.ezsoftware.co.uk/pcnumen-backup-professional_23252-1.html.
Or better still get CloudBerry and store your backups safely and securely in the cloud. http://www.ezsoftware.co.uk/cloudberry-online-backup_500500-25.html[/QUOTE]
I’ve been searching for days to find a way to access my nero backitup backup from 2005. I’m using a Mac these days and even with Parallels and Windows XP installed (and downloading backitup as part of the 10 suite) couldn’t get it to work at all. You’re tip allowed me to rename the files to .zip and then unpack them with ease!
I also went one step further and used the Mac automator program (basically an easy UI for creating scripts) and had it find all files in the folder with the .nco extension and rename them in batch to .zip. I then did another automater task to unpack all to a new folder.
Thanks so much!