How to restore old backups from Nero BackItUp?

The recommended way to restore a backup done with a previous version of Nero BackItUp is to install this particular version again and to use it for the restore. This approach ensures maximum compatibility and highest success rates. Older versions of the software can be downloaded here:
Additionally you will need your serial key to enable the software. You might still have it on your PC, in your emails or on the CD/DVD cover of a previous purchase.

If the above doesn’t work in your case, there are another two options.

To differentiate between the two, please make sure to have enabled file name extensions in your Windows Explorer.

  1. Go to “Windows Explorer”
  2. Click “View”.
  3. Make sure the checkbox beside “File name extensions” is checked.

Now your backup files will have a dot and a three letter extension at the end. e.g. MyBackup.nco.

For files with the extension .nco you can try to open them with the latest version of the free tool 7-Zip

For files with the extension .nba and .nda please install the trial version of the latest Nero BackItUp product from here:

  1. Go to “Nero BackItUp”.
  2. Click on “Restore”.
  3. Go to “Browse”.
  4. Click on “Local Sources”
  5. Select your backup files.

If no error is shown after selecting the files, it is highly likely that Nero BackItUp will be able to restore the files after purchase.

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How to reinstall Nero when I get a new PC?

If you have already installed and activated your Nero product on one PC, but now want to use it on another computer, please proceed as follows:

For Nero 2019 or earlier versions:

1. remove the serial number from the Nero Control Center on the old computer (see screenshot). Please note that you won’t be able to use Nero on your old computer anymore.

How to remove the serial number from Nero Control Center, for Nero 2019 or earlier versions
Remove Serial Number

2. Uninstall Nero software on the old PC.

3. Install Nero software on the new PC with the same serial number.

For Nero Platinum subscription, Nero 2020 and later:

1. Log out your Nero Account in Nero Start if you have logged in.

2. Uninstall Nero software on the old PC.

3. Install Nero software on the new PC.

4. Run Nero Start, log in with your Nero Account to unlock the software automatically. Please notice Nero program is bundled with Nero Account, so you need to log in with correct Nero Account. Otherwise, the software will not be unlocked.

After log in correctly, you don’t need to enter activation code anymore.

You could find the download link of Nero installers in this article.

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