.QIC files were created by versions of Windows Back Up prior to Windows XP (XP uses a .BKF extension). You don't say what operating system you have but if it's Windows 98 or ME you should be able to install the backup program which came with it and then be able to access your .QIC files. If I remember correctly, and I'm not sure if I do, you can install the backup programs through Control Panel,Add/remove Programs/Windows Setup Tab/Systems Tools then select Backup. You may need to insert your operating system CD. The .QIC version of Windows Backup is NOT compatible with the XP version (.NKF).