Restoring From Files Made With
Old Versions of MSBACKUP
Last updated: 12/21/01
Q. How can I recover some old files that were
backed-up with the old version of MSBACKUP? Details from original
question: I am trying to recover some old files that were created with
MSBACKUP version from Win 3.1. I now use Win ME and have already installed
the new version of MSBACKUP. The problem is that when I try to recover
the files from floppies, the "new" MSBACKUP does not recognize
them. Files are in the form CC70106A.001 where .001 is the volume number.
Can you help me telling me how can I recover my old (and important) files?
A. I’m not sure this is the right version
of msbackup or that it will work; but looks like the old Win 3.x msbackup
and I was able to get it to run in a DOS Window in Windows Me…
- Open your browser.
- Enter the following into the Address box: ftp.microsoft.com/softlib/MSLFILES/msback.exe
- Save it to a new folder with nothing else in it when
- Open a DOS Window in Windows 98/98SE/Me and change drive/directory
to the drive and directory with the extracted files; e.g.,
to extract files.
- Do NOT execute the install.bat file that is among the
files extracted. Instead, type:
You are now on your own. I did not go further. More things
might be required if the backup files are compressed. I’d like to know if
it worked and this info may be useful to other readers. Footnote: It
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