Peachtree Data File Type

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello to you all and thank you in advance for looking into what my crisis is about. I'll get straight to it, recently my hard drive crashed along with my poor peachtree '04 data!  I know this may seem foolish but I don't even know what type of data file to tell the recovery company to recover. All I know is that a backup file has a .ptb extension but I never did one of those. Do any of you know the regular database file types and extensions I would need to tell the recovery company to recover to restore my database? All input is appreciated...thanks
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    This article indicates that Peachtree files have DAT extensions, but the whole Peachtree directory structure should ideally be recovered.  I think the PTB extension is if you were to do a Backup, all of the info in the DAT files will be formatted into the one file with the PTB extension.  A PTB file would be easier to recover, however, if it is damaged in any way then the data is probably "shredded".  However, the DAT files are more likely to yield useful information if a low-level recovery is necessary.

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