Backup Assist fails to delete old backup that doesn’t exist anyway

Backup Assist is a wonder data backup and recovery tool, but nothing is perfect and everything has problems here or there. One that I have come across more than once is:

Backup Assist Fails to delete old backup that is not even there any longer. Basically this is due to a corrupted catalog, so we need to rebuild it:

1. Shutdown Backup Assist Service

2. Open explorer and browse to: c:\ProgramData\BackupAssist 6\Catalogues

3. Rename to catalouges.old.

4. Start Backup Assist Service

For any restores using the Restore Console, make sure to point to this .old folder if restoring from a date in that .old timeframe.  If Single Instance Store can just drag and drop from the backup drive.

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