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How do I open QIC files ?

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I backuped several files with Microsoft Backup on my old system.
I bought a new computer, win95 installed.
I open the QIC file and the program gives a message that it doesn't support QIC files ???????
What have I done wrong ?
I tried to change the settings in Microsoft Backup but I can't open the file ?

Have I overlooked something ? Any suggestions ?

Peter.
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by:cmcgee
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Here is a Technet article that should help you....


Restoring Backups Created with Earlier Versions of MS-DOS
Last reviewed: April 13, 1998
Article ID: Q138135  
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 95


SUMMARY
The Backup program included with Windows 95 cannot restore files that were backed up with an earlier version of Backup (such as the versions of Backup included with MS-DOS versions 5.0 and 6.x). To restore backups created with earlier versions of Backup, you must use the Restore.exe or Msbackup.exe program located on the Windows 95 CD-ROM.



MORE INFORMATION
NOTE: Before you use the Restore.exe or Msbackup.exe program on the Windows 95 CD-ROM, please read the Lfnbk.txt file in the Admin\ Apptools\Lfnback folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM, or see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


   ARTICLE-ID: Q120442
   TITLE     : Using Hard Disk Utilities with Windows 95

Backups Made Using MS-DOS 5.0
To restore a backup created with the Backup program included with MS-DOS 5.0, use the Restore.exe program located in the Other\Oldmsdos folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. To run this program, copy it to a folder on your hard disk, and then run it from a command prompt, making sure to use the appropriate syntax. For information about the syntax for the Restore.exe program, type the following line:


   restore /?

If you receive the error message "Incorrect DOS version" when you try to run Restore.exe, type the following line to modify the version table:

   setver restore.exe 6.22

After you type this line, restart your computer, and then try to run Restore.exe again.


Backups Made Using MS-DOS 6.x
To restore a backup created with the backup programs included with MS-DOS 6.x, use the Msbackup.exe program located in the Other\Oldmsdos\Msbackup folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. To run this program, copy all the files from the folder on the Windows 95 CD-ROM to a folder on your hard disk. Double-click the Msbackup.exe file in Windows Explorer to start it. For information about using the Msbackup.exe program, start the program, and then click Restore on the Help menu.

 

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by:petevdb
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I made the backups with the win95 version A, so I doubt that the restore or msbackup from DOS 6.22 will work.

Unfortunally I can't test because it isn't on my Win95 CD-ROM (Oem version B).

So : where can I find the old backup utility used in win95 version A ?

Peter.
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sullypa earned 150 total points
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Send me an e-mail and I will attach the MSBACKUP )from Windows 95) files dated 7/11/95 in a reply.  If you are looking for MWBACKUP (from Windows 3.1) I can send those instead.  Let me know which you need.
lchin@bentley.edu
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