Microsoft KB Archive/105927
Article ID: 105927
Article Last Modified on 11/26/1999
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
- Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q105927
When you select and back up 1,023 or 2,047 files (not including the catalog file), you receive the following error message from Microsoft Backup:
This problem does not occur in Microsoft Backup for Windows.
To avoid this problem, select more or fewer than 1,023 or 2,047 files (not including the catalog file)--the problem occurs only when you have exactly 1,023 or 2047 files selected.
NOTE: After you select the files to back up and choose OK, the status screen at the main backup menu states how many files were selected for backup. This number includes the catalog file. Therefore, in the situation described above, it would state that 1,024 or 2,048 files were selected for backup.
If you select and back up 1,024 or 2,048 files (not including the catalog file), you receive the following error message when you try and restore them:
To work around this problem, restore 1,023 or 2,047 files and then restore the additional file.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Backup for MS-DOS versions 6.0 and 6.2. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Additional query words: 6.20 msbackup.exe 1023 2047 1024 2048