RESTORE /D Returns 'Restore File Sequence Error' Message (75392)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q75392


When the "RESTORE A: C:\*.* /S /D" command is performed and it reaches a file that is divided between two of the backup disks, the following message is displayed:

restore file sequence error
The RESTORE command then terminates.

Note: The same error occurs if the RESTORE command is used without using the asterisk (*) as a wildcard.


If the "RESTORE A: C:\*.<extension> /S /D" command is performed and a file with the <extension> is not split between disks, it correctly displays a list of <extension> files on the backup disks.

If "RESTORE A: C:\*.* /S" is performed, it correctly restores ALL of the files from the backup disks, regardless of whether or not any files are divided over more than one disk.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS version 5.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.


When prompted for the second disk, leave the first disk in and press ENTER. An error message is displayed stating that the disks are out of order. After the error message is displayed, remove the first disk and insert the second disk. Press ENTER to continue the process.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 5/12/2003
Keywords: KB75392