I'm trying to restore a backup file that was made about 4 years ago. The file contains just folders and directories of files, photos, and documents. No system files or operating system files. When I access the file through the Windows Backup utility, select restore, new location, no security, it starts to restore the files. However, after about 15 seconds, it stops on roughly the 5th file and pauses for hours. I'm assuming that the file is corrupt? So i try to choose another directory and/or file (since the file has 90 gig worth of files). Every-time I try to restore a file or folder, it stops just after a few seconds. No matter whether it's the first directory, middle directory, or last directory within the backup file.
I moved the file to another server and tried the same thing, unfortunately it won't even restore it will just prompt me to "Insert media". So I have to cancel the restore.