Restoring Windows XP (.bkf) files in Windows 7

I had a complete computer failure and replaced my laptop with a new one running Windows 7. I need to restore all of my files from backups made in Windows XP (.bkf files). This does not seem to be possible in Windows 7. I have seen some suggested solutions that involve restoring on a machine running XP and then transferring the files but I do not have a second machine on which to do this. How can I access the backed-up files?
And if that does not work, you may want to wait until Microsoft releases the NTBackup-Restore Utility for Windows 7 (as they did for Windows Vista). Check out this thread.

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
ex-MVP (2003-2012) (Windows Client)

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Last updated July 3, 2020 Views 75,690 Applies to: