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SQL Server backup files using

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Open your SQL Server backup file using SQL BAK Reader, and all the details of that file will be displayed.  The output is similar to the RESTORE HEADERONLY and RESTORE FILELISTONLY results. Does not require SQL Server to be installed, so you can easily determine the contents of a backup file on any computer, or in cases where you do not have the right SQL Server version installed to read the backup file.
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