Hello Mark,

Thanks for visiting us on the Forums with your question. I researched the .PQI file extension and discovered these were most likely created by a program called Power Quest Drive Image 5.0 or possibly an earlier version.

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You may need to use an older computer running Windows XP, worth a shot on Windows 10.

Once you have the program installed you can then interpret or uncompress the files you have backed up.

Lastly, on Archive.org I found a copy of the bootable media that would allow you to browse the data files you backed up.