Wondering what (if anything) can be done about this?

freedom# tar -xf www.tar
tar: Skipping to next file header...
tar: Unknown file type '' for
8˟ܫ[+n_}M2žV28(Uvjuש, extracted as
normal file
tar: Skipping to next file header...

I don't understand what's happened to this archive (and serveral others that
represent my entire system backup)? I'm having the same problem with a whole
set of archives that I ftp to a remote Windows machine... the ones I stored
on my other FreeBSD machine are fine. Did something happen during the

Also, for each archive, the first few items are extracted properly and then
there all this junk... any thought _really_ appreciated. If these are
corrupt, I've lost a pile of data.

Many thanks in advance,


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