ID-ing a PC backup format

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Nov 6 11:02:16 CST 2015

On 11/06/2015 07:14 AM, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 05:35:51PM -0800, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> That sounds like the pcbackup program from the PC Tools suite from
> Central Point.

Thanks, but I've been there already.  Unless this is a very early 
version (pre PCTools 4), it's nothing internally like Fastback or 
PCTools backup.  For one thing, both formats include in the first 
sector, the name of the program and other detail of what created it.

Not so with this one.  I suppose it's possible that there is a very very 
early version of PC Backup that created it, but I haven't found it.

I was hoping that someone would recognize the formst.  I'm surprised 
that the oldskool group didn't evaluate Paul Mace's backup program from 
the Mace utilities.


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