Solved I have a backup set with files named : c910126b.001

February 15, 2013 at 07:24:56
Specs: Windows 3.1
I have a backup set with files named : c910126b.001.. Which legacy program created them? File date is 1991

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#1
February 15, 2013 at 09:50:14
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Looks like the old MS Backup. It didn't work worth a crap in 1991.

Or '92, '93, '94 or any other time I tried to use it. There would always be an error somewhere on the disks to prevent restoring a backup.

I believe it was a Microsoft conspiracy to boost the sale of floppy disks.

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#2
February 15, 2013 at 09:56:12
Then your best suggestion is to Strip off a copy of it and run this against the 22-floppy collection?

Would copying the data ( if copy will work) off of the floppies help ..or do you think the age of MS Backup would keep it from working with co-mingled media files?


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#3
February 15, 2013 at 11:27:02
If you have a running install of DOS/Win3.x, then just go for the restore. Don't recall for sure but you will either begin with disk 1 of the set or the last disk of the set.

I've never been able to crack the data stored on one of these backup disks so copying it would likely be of no use.

Good luck attempting to restore data off 22 disks...I don't think that will happen.

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#4
February 18, 2013 at 07:56:57
I have to agree. MS-BACKUP is the worst utility Microsoft ever made. It never worked for me. Not even once. In the days before cheap CD writers and for those without a ZIP drive, backing up stuff had to be done by diskettes. So it was important to get it right. I suspect it was poorly tested and rushed with the rest of the suite. If I were Gates, I would have fired the managers of the team responsible for it.

When I learned how to do it more hands on with PKZIP/PKUNZIP (capable within the shell of WinZip as well), I had far better results. Essentially, MS-BACKUP did the same thing - a disk spanning collection.


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#5
February 18, 2013 at 08:15:55
All versions I have pointed towards the backup set say that its not recognizable. I'm thinking it was created with a legacy version of backupexec .. or something else.. have forgotten which product and certainly likely wont find it.. LOL>.

Thanks for all the help


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