Qic Backup

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  1. Quarter inch cartridge tape (abbreviated QIC, commonly pronounced 'quick') is a magnetic tape data storage format introduced by 3M in 1972, with derivatives still in use as of 2016. QIC comes in a rugged enclosed package of aluminum and plastic that holds two tape reels driven by a single belt in direct contact with the tape.
  2. The qic file extension is related to backup files created and used in Windows 95 and Windows 98 operating systems. The qic files were created by the default backup utility in the OS: These files can be.

File TypeWindows Backup File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
CategoryBackup Files
FormatBinary

Qic Backup

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What is a QIC file?

Backup file created by the backup utility included with Windows 95 and 98; saved in the QIC-113 format; contains a collection of files in a compressed archive that are expanded when restored using the Windows Backup program.

QIC files can also be opened by Roxio's 'Backup My PC' software. However, Roxio no longer offers this product.

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NOTE: The QIC file format is not compatible with the Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 backup and restore utilities.

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Programs that open QIC files

Windows
Updated 1/26/2011

The table below provides useful information about the .qic file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .qic file?
  • What program do I need to open a .qic file?
  • How can the .qic file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .qic files to another format?
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  • 🔄 .qic file converters

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Windows 95/98/ME Backup

Description:
QIC file is a Windows 95/98/ME Backup. A .qic file is a backup file written in QIC-113 format. A single QIC file contains a collection of files, much like a ZIP file.
Category:Archive files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Sample: -
-
-
ZIP Archive

Windows NT Backup Archive

Windows NT Backup Selection

.qic Backup File Reader


Other types of files may also use the .qic file extension.

🚫 The .qic file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ic, iqc, qc, qci, qi, qif, qix, qlc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .qic file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Qic Backup File

Windows cannot open this file:
example.qic
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it..

If you don't know how to set the .qic file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

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Qic Backup Format

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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