I recently had one of my computers (XP) die on me. I had it's files set to automatically backup to another PC's HD using Norton. I've tried using Norton restore on the second computer to try and restore some files (word documents, pictures), but when I try to do this, I get a dialog box saying that it "Failed to Restore". When I click to continue, it shows a list of the files I tried to restore, along with a status indicator for each file (which says "invalid file"). Any ideas?
It's a corrupt catalog file. To fix this, go to your backup drive, go into the N360_BACKUP folder. Inside should be one or more folders with a long, ugly, alphaneumeric name.
Go into this folder, and remove the file backup.@db. You can put it on your desktop for safekeeping.
Now go back and run the Arestore.exe utility again. It will need to scrape each file in the back up set, one-by-one, so it could take a very long time.