Can I list the contents of the catalog files?

In versions of Backup Exec prior to 10d, the catdump utility allows you to dump the contents of the catalog files.

Catdump is not provided with Backup Exec, but is downloadable from the Symantec support site. (For Backup Exec 10.0, 9.0 and 9.1, 6, 7 and 8)

Symantec did not initially produce a version of the catdump utility for Backup Exec 11d or 12.x, but have since released one. See for 12.x, and for 11d.