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How do you convert NCO files?


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Muggle_dad

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I have several important files and photos that have an extension of NCO. I do not know how this extension got onto these files. Windows will not open these files. The operating system on my Laptop is Windows Vista.

Is there a way to convert these files? Does Vista have fix?
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wannabe1

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Hello Muggle_dad...

NCO files are Nero Compressed BackItUp files...so I assume you have a Nero Application installed. If that's the case, you should be able to restore the files by right clicking them and choosing "Open with Nero BackItUp Restore" (or similar). You should then get a regular "Save As" dialog window that you can use to save the file to any location you want with the original file extension.

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Muggle_dad

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Thank you for your help.
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My pleasure... :)
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I no longer have Nero and I have back up files that I backed up using Nero. Is there any way to convert these back up files to the Windows backup recover so that I can have them back? I do not want to purchase Nero again. I have Windows 7.
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I share Ladylyn7's dilemma exactly; well almost, as I have Windows XP not Windows 7. I have tried many things - Ms Knowledge Base. Changing Windows own "Open with...File". Other Forums also, all without success. Why is this question so difficult I wonder?
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Edited by Nannieo, 06 January 2012 - 07:31 PM.

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Muggledad

I had a similar problem. The NCO extension is from Nero Backups and Restore and Windows will not let you change "Open with". I found a slightly convoluted work around, at least it works on my operating system - Windows XP. You need to have some sort of Nero program on your system. Nero Back it UP is the cheapest if you can't beg or borrow a copy.
Having organised that:
1. Copy the File Name
2. Right click on it
3. From the menu that appears click on "Open with Nero..." or Browse to find your Nero program and add it.Click it
4. A dialogue box comes up saying there is no such folder and asking if you want to create a folder- Yes or No - Click No.
5. Right Click on the selected File Name, select copy from the drop down list
6. In the Dialog Box that should be there then. Right click in the File name box at the bottom and click on Paste.
7. From the File name that appears, delete .NCO
8. Click on SAve. You can then delete the NCO file, but first make sure your original file with a .doc or whatever will work;
"Rename" from the drop down list can occasionally cause problems.
It takes rather a long while if you have a lot of files, but just do some every hour or so and you will get there eventually.
Good luck>
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I found that with NCO files, all you have to do is change the .nco to .zip and winzip opens them up. It's tedious because you have to do it individually, but it works.

Good luck
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