The TIB file is used by Acronis True Image Disk Image. This particular software creates copies of the computer's hard drive and other devices as a backup, in case an error was to happen on the computer and wreak havoc on the operating system. The TIB file could then be accessed and override the current hard drive, which would make the hard drive look just as it had when the TIB image was created.
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Things you need
- Glary Utilities free software
Download Glary Utilities freeware (see Resources below). Glary Utilities has a function that can search files that have been deleted but are still on the hard drive. After the file is downloaded, follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Open the new program and click "Modules." It is a tab on the top of the screen. From there click "Privacy & Security." This will bring about four new options. Select "File Undelete."
Decide where on the hard drive (or other memory device) you'd like to scan for the missing TIB files. If you know where the file used to be housed, select that folder in the "Search" bar. If not, select the entire hard drive and click "Search." The system will scan the hard drive now.
Type TIB in the "Filters" bar. This will allow you to search for only TIB files in the list of recoverable files (the list is usually fairly large, normally consisting of hundreds of files).
Select the TIB file you want to restore. Click the "Restore" button, and it will be undeleted and placed back it its original location on the hard drive, before it was removed.
Tips and warnings
- Glary Utilities has many other functions, including registry cleaning, encrypting files and wiping a drive. It is extremely useful to have on a computer.
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