File extension .SPI
|ShadowProtect Incremental Disk Changes Format
SPI files are backup files used by ShadowProtect, a computer imaging and backup software developed by StorageCraft. SPI files are created during an incremental backup of the system, in which only changes made since the last full or incremental backup is stored. SPI files carry the extension “.spi” and are generally stored in a single directory on the system, typically with the other incrementally backed up files, which stays hidden from the user unless accessed manually.
Types of Incremental Backup Files
ShadowProtect Incremental Backup Files are commonly used along with other types of file extensions for making incremental backups. These include SPF,.V2I, and .TIB files. A full system image is made first, called a.spf file. Subsequent backups will contain the changes made to the system since the last full or incremental backup, creating files with.spf,.v2i or.tib extensions.
SPI image backups can be reverse engineered into a Virtual Hard Disk ready for use in a virtual machine environment. This is made possible through VMware or Hyper-V’s import utilities. The SPI image can be imported into either of these platforms as a virtual machine copy of the original system the image was based on.
Programs for WINDOWS system
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .SPI) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .SPI extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .SPI file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .SPI extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .SPI extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .SPI file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .SPI file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .SPI file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .SPI file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .SPI file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
Mr B. Adam
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