I think the files were backed up in 1996, which I expect means it was using a version of Windows 95 Backup. Beyond that, I'm not sure - obviously the files were created on a different machine than the one I'm trying to open them on.
Unfortunately, I can't find any available Windows 95 machine (or anyone willing to install it on a separate partition). Do you think that I require Win95 in order to open the files? The research I've done online so far says 95/98/ME should handle it all.
On Windows ME, the backup software I was able to find and install was designed by "Seagate" or something (can't recall the name specifically, but I know it wasn't Veritas).
When trying to restore, I've tried every different option available, including create to a different location. The software produces the same directory structure within the alternate location that I specify on the computer, but the folders remain empty. I get no errors, the software says the restore was successful, but it only takes a second to run.
Does it sound like Roxio can open these?