Hi, I am seeking advice for recovering files from a laptop that I installed WD Backup Anywhere, backing up to a My Book World Edition. The laptop died (may it rest in peace) – the My Book was a secondary backup, so I did not attempt to recover all the files from the old laptop when I got new one. Now, several years later, I need a couple files. I am still using the same HD on my new computer, but when I went to Restore Anywhere, I could not find the old backup plan. I opened the HD in Windows explorer and found the old backup plan, and then the files. Some of them are fine and I was able to copy them to my new computer, but some of them seem to be encrypted with a .ptl extension. Any idea about how I can open these and recover my old files? The old system was XP and I am now running Windows 7 – the files might have been compressed by windows on the old computer before they were backed up. I could not find any information about the .ptl extension online anywhere.
Thanks in advance for any information.