I have a number of Acronis archive/backup files with the extension .TIB
Up until now, using Opus 12, I have always double clicked on the TIB file and it has opened in Windows Explorer, where it asks for the password and then opens.
I was recently moving some files and tried to stop the move half way through and somehow messed up things. Now when I double click on the TIB file I get the message
"An error occurred reading folder. The directory name is invalid. (267)"
However, when, instead of double clicking, I right click on the TIB file, and select "Open With" and select "Windows Explorer" in the box that opens (which is ticked as the default "Always use the program to open"), the TIB file opens as normal in Windows Explorer, where it asks for the password and then opens.
Similarly, if I open the TIB file from within Windows Explorer, it opens as normal.
If I look up "File Types" in Opus, the TIB files are set to open with "Idlist,%I,%L ". I don't know what this is.
I tried to change that to "Windows Explorer", but that made it even worse - nothing opened but the cursor just flashed and dozens of instances of Windows Explorer had opened when I looked in Task Manager.
I have obviously broken the Open mechanism somehow, but have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it. Can anyone help, please?
NB My "Explorer replacement" setting in Opus is "Replace Explorer for all file system folders"
Moving files wouldn't normally change how programs or file types work, unless the files you were moving were part of one of the programs involved. Is there a missing detail here that might help work out what happened?
Have you tried reinstalling Acronis? That would usually fix any issues with its components and registry entries.
Thank you Leo,
Re missing detail, possibly I missed something - I was trying to stop the file beeing copied across and it wouldn't stop, so I tried different things to force it to stop, and eventually shut down and restatrted the PC and got Windows to stop the copying.
Reinstalling is a possibility, but I'm reluctant because I will lose all my settings and have to recreate them all. Any other possible ideas that I could try first?
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Acronis (no repair option), but the problem has not gone away, I still get this message when double clicking on a TIB file:
"Directory Opus: "An error occurred reading folder. The directory name is invalid. (267)"
It usually means something is trying to access a folder which doesn't exist.
If you right-click a TIB file, are there other options for how to open it there? Do any of them work?
Another thing to test is turning off Explorer Replacement in Opus (Preferences / Launching Opus / Explorer Replacement), although if it is on the recommended "filesystem folders only" mode then it shouldn't get involved with True Image's virtual TIB drives unless they're mounted as real drives/folders.
If I right click on the TIB file, and select "Open With" and select "Windows Explorer" in the box that opens (which is ticked as the default "Always use the program to open"), then the TIB file opens as normal.
The other option, which does not help is "Directory Opus helper Application".
I have therefore turned off Explorer Replacement in Opus (i.e. set to Don't Replace Explorer) and then the TIB file opens as normal.
I have not yet worked out what the downside will be to turning off Explorer Replacement. Have to use it and see what happens.
Thanks Leo, but setting Explorer Replacement to "all file system folders (recommended)" doesn't work. That was what it was set to before I turned it off.
The other two options don't help either. Only "Don't Replace Explorer" works. (So far it has not given me any negative effects.)
I think something weird has changed in the registry and we'll never know what it is.