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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 4:06:17 AM

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Just upgraded a old pc running win 98 to xp.

Before I reformatted and installed the new os I made a backup of my 98 os
and files using ms backup on a DVD. The file was about 3 gb and was verified
by the backup program. It has the file extension .qic.


The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.

Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP or a freeware backup
program to read my file?

TIA

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 4:06:18 AM

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"Kevin" <notmyaddress@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.
>
> Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP or a freeware backup
> program to read my file?

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_open_qic_back...
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 8:36:52 AM

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In news:o SkD0qCtFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Kevin <notmyaddress@yahoo.com> replied with a ;-)
> Just upgraded a old pc running win 98 to xp.
>
> Before I reformatted and installed the new os I made a backup of my
> 98 os and files using ms backup on a DVD. The file was about 3 gb and
> was verified by the backup program. It has the file extension .qic.
>
>
> The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.
>
> Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP or a freeware backup
> program to read my file?
>
> TIA

You will need to use a third party backup application that recoginizes .qic
format. XP cannot natively restore .qic backups.
Backup My PC from Sonic can restore .qic backups.
http://support.sonic.com/

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 9:25:41 AM

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Kevin <notmyaddress@yahoo.com> wrote:

> The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.
>
> Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP

Nope. See also
"Cannot Restore Backups That You Create in Windows 95, Windows 98,
or Windows Me with the Windows XP Ntbackup Tool"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305381

> or a freeware backup program to read my file?

There might be third-party software available, however, I only
recommend software when tested myself and this is not the case.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 11:26:01 PM

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On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 00:06:17 -0400 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Kevin favored us with...
> Just upgraded a old pc running win 98 to xp.
>
> Before I reformatted and installed the new os I made a backup of my 98 os
> and files using ms backup on a DVD. The file was about 3 gb and was verified
> by the backup program. It has the file extension .qic.
>
>
> The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.
>
> Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP or a freeware backup
> program to read my file?

The excellent Win98 backup software was not made by Microsoft but by
Seagate (later acquired by Veritas). I can't see that it would hurt
to try to install that on your WinXP machine, if you've got an
install disk. Worst case is that it just wouldn't run.

Alternatively, the software now belongs to Stomp Software and is
called Backup My PC. You could try the free trial download at
http://www.stompsoft.com/downloads.html
and see if it can read the old media.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
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days, (long pause) you just put in cream." --Julia Child
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 11:29:32 PM

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On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 04:36:52 -0700 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Michael Stevens favored us
with...
> You will need to use a third party backup application that recoginizes .qic
> format. XP cannot natively restore .qic backups.
> Backup My PC from Sonic can restore .qic backups.
> http://support.sonic.com/

I wonder, is this the same "Backup My PC" that Stomp Software is
selling? The feature set seems the same, at a quick overview anyway.
http://www.stompsoft.com/downloads.html

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"And if you're afraid of butter, which many people are nowa-
days, (long pause) you just put in cream." --Julia Child
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 11:36:29 PM

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"Kevin" <notmyaddress@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o SkD0qCtFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Just upgraded a old pc running win 98 to xp.
>
> Before I reformatted and installed the new os I made a backup of my 98 os
> and files using ms backup on a DVD. The file was about 3 gb and was
verified
> by the backup program. It has the file extension .qic.
>
>
> The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.
>
> Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP or a freeware backup
> program to read my file?
>
> TIA
>
>

Thanks guys for your help.

What a shock...... Another MS product (a backup program!) not backward
compatible. Yet security flaws like Lanman hang around for years..........
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 11:36:38 PM

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In news:MPG.1d8a9362ce8e836a98973d@news.individual.net,
Stan Brown <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> replied with a ;-)
> On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 04:36:52 -0700 in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Michael Stevens favored us
> with...
>> You will need to use a third party backup application that
>> recoginizes .qic format. XP cannot natively restore .qic backups.
>> Backup My PC from Sonic can restore .qic backups.
>> http://support.sonic.com/
>
> I wonder, is this the same "Backup My PC" that Stomp Software is
> selling? The feature set seems the same, at a quick overview anyway.
> http://www.stompsoft.com/downloads.html

Stan,
I believe it is the same.

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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 12:54:14 PM

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NTbackup and "DOS/Windows" backup have never been compatible. backward
or otherwise.

Kevin wrote:

> "Kevin" <notmyaddress@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:o SkD0qCtFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>>Just upgraded a old pc running win 98 to xp.
>>
>>Before I reformatted and installed the new os I made a backup of my 98 os
>>and files using ms backup on a DVD. The file was about 3 gb and was
>
> verified
>
>>by the backup program. It has the file extension .qic.
>>
>>
>>The XP ms backup doesn't recognize the .qic format.
>>
>>Anyone know if I can install the 98 backup on XP or a freeware backup
>>program to read my file?
>>
>>TIA
>>
>>
>
>
> Thanks guys for your help.
>
> What a shock...... Another MS product (a backup program!) not backward
> compatible. Yet security flaws like Lanman hang around for years..........
>
>
!