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MS SQL 2k backs up databases to NPS files

I am attempting to backup an existing database, which is currently residing on a version 8.0.760 server, using SQL server management studio express with the intention of moving it to a server with the latest build of 2005 express. The problem is, it seems to only want to backup the files, at least by manually doing so, to .nps files. Perhaps I am just unfamiliar with this extensions, but I did not see a way to restore using them. Any assistance would be much appreciated.
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file extension doesn't matter. I've seen database backups with really random extensions or without them at all and it was never a problem to restore it.

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