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Old 01-22-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
KaylaJo96
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Opening a .exe file with Wine?


A couple months ago, I had Vista on my laptop and it crashed, but allowed me to back my files up onto an external hard drive. So I backed them up onto a 250GB Seagate external hard drive, then wiped out my laptop and put Linux on it. However, now it seems that I need Windows Vista to get my files back.

I installed wine, then plugged in the external and dragged the backup file (Backup.1.exe) onto my desktop to easily access the directory and get it.

In the terminal, I did what is needed to run wine to open the .exe file:
'cd /home/kayla/Desktop'
Which made '~/Desktop$' come up, where I then put:
' wine Backup.1.exe'

After entering that, this came up:
'err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP71.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\\home\\kayla\\Desktop\\Backup.1.exe") not found

err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\home\\kayla\\Desktop\\Backup.1.exe" failed, status c0000135'

I now have no idea what to do.

(I'm pretty new to Linux)
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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(Oh, there is also a Backup.1.fbw file...perhaps that is the one I need/want?)
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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After trying the same thing, but with Backup.1.fbw, the terminal said:
'wine: could not load L"Z:\\home\\kayla\\Desktop\\Backup.1.fbw": Bad EXE format for'
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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Mounted external hard drive- What next?

I don't know what to do after mounting an external hard drive....The two backup files (previously from Vista) are .exe and .fbw. I've been working at this for hours and can't seem to find anything.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 12:32 PM   #5
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Next could be "have a cup of coffee" and/or "go take a shower" -- preferably not both at the same time, though.

More seriously, are we supposed to *guess* what is your system -- distribution and version --, what are the exact name of the files, what did you (try to) do exactly and what do you want to do ?

OK, let's guess for now.

I suppose that:
- you have Linux installed
- your external disk drive is mounted
- you would like to find your backup files on it, may be to copy it somewhere else
- you do not know how to find a file under Linux

Basically you have at least two ways to find a file in Linux using a terminal.

First way:

1) As root, issue the command
Code:
updatedb
to make a database of all your files and their location on the (then mounted) disks. It will take a few minutes to run. Wait till you get the prompt back.

2a) If you know the exact file name, issue the command
Code:
locate -i <filename>
If you are lucky the ouput will be the location of the file.

2b) If you know only part of the filename type
Code:
locate -i "*<known_part_of_the_filename>*"
instead. Don't forget the quotes.

Second way:
Still as root, issue one of the following commands:
Code:
find <mount_point_of_your_external_hard_disk> -iname <filename>
find <mount_point_of_your_external_hard_disk> -iname "*<known_part_of_the_filename>*"

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 01-22-2009 at 12:33 PM. Reason: Grammar
 
Old 01-22-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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We need to know what kind of file it is. Send the output of following command:
Code:
file <filename>
for both files.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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According to http://filext.com/file-extension/FBW, your backup is part of an HP Backup Split Backup File? What's the .exe all about -- maybe it is the backup utility you need. Install wine and try to run the exe; alternately, try to find a Linux compatible HP backup utility for the fbw. Alternately yet, reinstall vista, convert your backup to some more sensible format, and then try again.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 02:48 PM   #8
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I have merged two threads that are the same issue.

KaylaJo96;
Please don't start new threads on the same topic when you already have one going. The confusion created is obvious.
 
  


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