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Receive the message "The backup file contains unrecognized data & can't be used" when trying to restore a Windows backup file

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I receive the message "The backup file contains unrecognized data & can't be used" when trying to restore a Windows backup file.

I get this same message with all of my Server 2003 for Small Business Server backups (on all 5 backup files that were all created within the last week).

I need to recover data from one of the backup files.

These files were backed up from the server hard drive to a local USB hard drive.

What do I need to do to recover the data from these files?

Is there another utility or program that I can download that will recover these file so that I will be able to restore the individual Windows backup files?
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