Restoring DOS 5.0 Backup to Win95

I have backed up info from dos 5.0 system and would like to restore it to Win95. Error Message-The restore file is not in your path or in the directory containing the program files. Place this file in your path statement or copy this file to the program subdirectory. I am totally lost as to how to do this.
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compmaniaCommented:
What did you use to back it up?
msbackup?
I think that is the name.
You probably will have to partiton a dos drive (hidden from windows part), install dos 5.0 and then recover it.
You also could check at places like www.download.com www.tucows.com www.fileworld.com for a program to do it for you.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
I accessed this article myself but did not understand how to specifically do the items under "Backups Made Using MS-DOS 5.0.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
I accessed this article myself but did not understand how to specifically do the items under "Backups Made Using MS-DOS 5.0.                                                    
1. Use restore.exe program located in the other\oldmsdos folder on Win95 cd-rom.                      2. Copy it to a folder on your hard disk.                       3.Run it from a command prompt.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
Also- I have latest Norton Utilities installed. Will this create a problem?
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compmaniaCommented:
Try making a boot disk (control panel, add/remove programs, startup disk) put restore.exe on disk, put disk in drive and restart the computer. Now run the program, does it work?
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galezyAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 300
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galezyAuthor Commented:
did not work
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dbruntonCommented:
Which bits of the article didn't you understand?

First step
Get hold of the file restore from your Windows CD and copy it to a folder on your hard drive.  I suggest you make a folder called OLD and copy it there.  The article specifies which folder to find it on the CD

Second Step
The command prompt.  Use Start --> Programs --> MS-DOS prompt.  Type the following lines in (pressing the Enter key at the end of the line).

CD   \
CD   OLD

You should have something similar looking like this

C:\OLD>

staring at you.

Type

restore.exe /?

for an explanation of what you have to do.

You will probably need more information than this.  Get back to us when you can do the above instructions.  And to get back to Windows type

exit
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
If i'm correct... i think you need... wait... i got it in the tip of my tongue... yes it is call SETVER.EXE... but wait... SETVER.EXE doesn't come with win9x???...

Oh oh... well you have to get an MS DOS5.0 or 6.xx, i once did it... i have MSDOS 6.22. and have MSDOS 5.0 backups, so the thing i did was something like this...

Run, to add RESTORE.EXE to the database of SETVER
  SETVER.EXE RESTORE.EXE 5.0

Then install it in config.sys, just adding this line in the config.sys
  INSTALL=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE

and i think that's all...

Run
  RESTORE A: C: /S (i don't remeber if it was /s or /d???)
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Old stuffs... sniff sniff... oh man... i'm crying...
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compmaniaCommented:
You don't need to install it to config.sys
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Davy070599Commented:
This is a link to a good tool that is able to restore for different versions of msdos backup:

http://shareware.cnet.com/shareware/0-13628-500-1095079.html?tag=st.sw.16165_501_3.lst.titledetail

You can use it under Windows 95.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 400
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galezyAuthor Commented:
Unable to find restore on Win95CD.  I clicked on browse CD and accessed the old\oldmsdos folder, but did not see  restore.exe. There was a restore file in qbasic, but I could not do anything with it.
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Davy070599Commented:
You should really download restor5.5 and give that a try.  It allready helped lots of people.
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compmaniaCommented:
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galezyAuthor Commented:
still unable to do
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compmaniaCommented:
Try going to start -> find -> find files and folders -> search for restore.exe on the cdrom drive.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
nothing comes up
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compmaniaCommented:
Ok, I have the file for you:

www.linkmania.itgo.com/part.html

Click on MS-DOS Restore

Hope that helps.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
Downloaded file, but when I go go to open it I get "incorrect version ofdos".
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compmaniaCommented:
Like it said in the microsoft link I posted above:

setver restore.exe 5.0
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
>>"incorrect version ofdos".

Run, to add RESTORE.EXE to the database of SETVER
                             SETVER.EXE RESTORE.EXE 5.0


Turn off, then on PC... give it a try...




PS: did what i say was that dificult???
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galezyAuthor Commented:
whatboy- How do I do this.(steps)
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compmaniaCommented:
All you do it go to the ms-dos prompt, do cd\file location, then type setver restore.exe 5.0 then you should be able to restore the files.
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
I'm afraid that could be a problem, you know... i have win95c, and i don't seem to find such file in this OS... better get your self an MSDOS 6.22, at least a bootable disk, with that file in it, and then copy the RESTORE.EXE/COM file to it.
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
I was talking about the SETVER.EXE file...
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compmaniaCommented:
If you don't have setver.exe I can post it too, let me know.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
I do not have setver.exe
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compmaniaCommented:
Ok, I posted it at the address above. (if that does not work try downloading a boot disk from www.bootdisk.com, it should have setver on it)
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galezyAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 450
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galezyAuthor Commented:
still cant do it.
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compmaniaCommented:
What happens?
Need some information here.
Try making a boot disk in control panel - add/remove programs - startup disk. Copy restore.exe to the floppy, restart using it and run setver restore.exe 5.0 (also try 5 or 50) it should work.
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galezyAuthor Commented:
unable to copy restore.exe to floppy.
executed setver restore.exe 5.0 to update table.
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compmaniaCommented:
Why can't you copy it to the floppy?
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galezyAuthor Commented:
may be using incorrect command.
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compmaniaCommented:
Are you using the msdos prompt or windows explorer?
At the prompt just go to the location of the file on your harddrive (c:\filelocation, hit enter) then do copy restore.exe a:

If you are in windows explorer go to the file, right click on it and click copy, go to the floppy and click edit, paste.

You should then be able to setver it (after boot) then run the program (type restore and hit enter) It should ask for the files you want to change back.
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