I just discovered something own all by myself. Tom Cone has a good back up program on www.learn alpha.com that I use
on all my backups, however there is alot of code writing to
get it going, The new one I just discovered is built into
Alpha called 'Start Program'.

Create a button called backup, go to action script and select the Start Program. Assuming your have access to the
PKzip and PKunzip (Dos Programs)you can backup you files and do another one to unzip or restore.

I know this is all elementary to most of you, but its just
like finding a gold mine.