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DESPERATE! Do you know which program saves in arc (hard disk cloni

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Last month I copied an Image of my laptop as it was messy and I needed to format it to my external hard disk. I used a program that I found on google but I can't remember the name, I know it was a 15 day trial. The only thing I have now is a 50.7 GB file, "laptopbackup.arc".
I've been searching on google now for ".arc disk image" but I can't find anything. What should I do?? I'm in deep trouble as there is information inside that I absolutely have to recover, I have tried every compression software, like winrar, 7zip, stuffit but they all say they can't recognize the format, despite the last two read arc files, but I'm guessing it's a proprietary format, it just uses the famous extension.
Thanks to everybody for the help!!
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.arc files (a data compression format which is really really old now as it's been around for well over 25 years and isn't used any more) are usually generated by compression software. Older versions of Winzip can talk to them but not the new version 12. http://www.winzip.com/xextern.htm for details.
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