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How to get data from backup file

Is it possible in SQL Server to get the data/records/information from the backup files(.bak) without restoring it.
No, it’s not possible. I don’t know of any 3rd party tools that’ll do this either.
As Thomas said, no. Can you explain a little more about what do you need?
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No they will not as the file is written for SQL Server format only and referred by Luis we need more information. Satya SKJ
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