Can't Back Up .BAK,.LOG,.LST,.PRO,.RST,.SAV,.SLT, & .TMP Files (98118)

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 6.22
    Microsoft Windows 3.0

This article was previously published under Q98118


Microsoft Backup does not back up, compare, or restore files ending with the following extensions if they reside in the same directory from which Backup was started:
   .BAK   .RST
   .LOG   .SAV
   .LST   .SLT
   .PRO   .TMP
If you move the MSBACKUP.EXE file to another directory, Backup can work with files with these extensions; however, it still does not back up the MSBACKUP.TMP file.

With Backup in a new directory, it does not compare or restore the following filenames:



Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS versions 6.0, 6.2, and 6.22. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB98118