I lost the manifest file of my backup. What can I do?
I backed up a lot of folders into my USB Drive. I saved the content of the USB drive to a computer (I didn't restore it, I just saved all the files). Then I formatted the USB Drive, used it for other stuff, and went back to get all the files onto the USB Drive.
Basically, I had all the original files. However, I think I don't have the "manifest" file, I just have a lot of .difftar.gz folders.
When I open Déjà Dup and press "Restore", I get "No backups to restore", and all the .difftar.gz folders are merged into one .sigtar.gz folder.
This sigtar.gz folder is extractable, I extracted all the files. At first, I was happy that I still had my files. However, I can't open any of the files. Icons are missing, pictures are not viewable, text files are not openable, binary files can't be opened.
What can I do to get my files back? I know they're there, they have the original size, I just can't open them. They are not "empty".
Can you help with this problem?
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