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05-10-2003, 11:42 AM
I have some Win 3.1 *.QIC backup files that I would like to restore. I'm running Win 98. Any way I can restore these? All help very much appreciated. KB.

Susan B
05-10-2003, 12:49 PM
Those backup files will have been created using Microsoft's Backup utility and may be restored if you use Win 98's Backup.

Cannot remember whether it is installed by default or not, but I think it is (my Win 98 PC is off at the moment so I cannot check).

05-10-2003, 12:55 PM
Not easily.
MS backup appears to have a notorious reputation

Subject: restore file with ext " Qic " (http://computing.net/windows95/wwwboard/forum/1845.html)

Subject: qic restore (http://computing.net/windows95/wwwboard/forum/111613.html)

Subject: Win98 Restore Problem (http://computing.net/windows95/wwwboard/forum/108236.html)

It does appear that MS Backup was - and still is - designed for backup and restore to one machine. Read this (http://www.qic.org/html/faq/faq9.html)

Consider restoring a copy of the backup to a machine running the same version of windows. Experimentation with different versions of 3x may be required.

05-10-2003, 01:05 PM
Microsoft give this advice

Search the MS knowledgebase (http://search.microsoft.com/search/results.aspx?st=b&qu=Q138135&view=en-us)

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