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Curly
25-05-2004, 02:03 PM
I think it might be MS backup but am not sure.

If it is not MS backup, any ideas what would use .qic files?

johnboy
25-05-2004, 02:09 PM
Backup files
Here (http://www.google.com/search?q=qic%20files)

Curly
25-05-2004, 04:42 PM
Thanks johnboy. Yeah MS backup it was.

Problem I now face is that the backup was made using win98 and it seems that my new OS, win2000 is not compatible with a MS Backup on a 98 system :-(

At present I have a backup that won't work :-( Not much good is it !

Also Win98 used FAT32 whereas 2000 uses NTFS, is that going to be another problem for me ?

Any takers anyone ? All suggestions appreciated :-)

ugh1
25-05-2004, 06:40 PM
You can restore the backup via a network connection from win98 to win2k. It will mean 2 PCs etc.. but if you need the backup then give it a try.

For future backups why not use zip or rar? at least you will be able to restore across an OS change.

kbcad
25-05-2004, 09:16 PM
I am interested in this thread. I have some old 1.44 Mb disks that hold As Built data from Win 3.1 and/or DOS. The file is ,say, CC50802C.FUL split up into *.001 to *.006 on seperate disks. I can't recover them through WinXP. Any idea how I can get them back? All help much appreciated. KB.

tommy
25-05-2004, 11:29 PM
It appears that unless you have a computer with Windows 95 or 98 then you are not able to restore .qic files. One site says that there is software available but does not say where:
http://www.qic.org/html/faq/faq9.html
Another page suggests that you may have success by obtaining the W9x MSBACKUP program and run it in compatibility mode on the WinXP computer. It provides a link to that program:
http://www.cknow.com/ckinfo/acro_q/qic_1.shtml

tommy
25-05-2004, 11:35 PM
If the backups are important to you I have older versions of Windows that I could use to try and extract the files for you if you would like to email the contents of the floppy disks to me. If you are interested post a disposable email address here and I will contact you.

Curly
26-05-2004, 08:58 AM
Thanks for your kind offer tommy. I have access to a couple of 98 powered machines here, so will explore your links and some others that were posted earlier and see how I get on.

I will shout if further help is necessary, but from a quick look at the links, it seems I may well be able to achieve a satisfactory result.

Again - thanks

kbcad
26-05-2004, 11:59 AM
Thanks, Tommy - I will try the Win9x backup you mentioned and if that doesn't work I will follow up on you offer. KB.