Err Msg: MSBACKUP Program Files Must Be Located on Hard Disk (94384)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q94384


If you try to run Microsoft Backup from a floppy disk to restore files to a hard disk drive, the following error message is displayed:

MSBACKUP program files must be located on your hard disk.
You cannot start MSBACKUP from a floppy disk.


To restore files to a hard disk drive that does not have MS-DOS version 6.0 or later installed, use the following steps:
    Insert Disk 1 of the MS-DOS 6.0 or later disk set in your floppy disk drive. Type setup/m and press ENTER to install a minimal installation.
    Remove Disk 1 from your floppy disk drive and restart the computer.
    Replace Disk 1, type setup/e to install optional components.
You can now run Microsoft Backup from the DOS subdirectory and restore files.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB94384