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A client's Win XP computer crashed. Microcenter "recovered all the data" and put it on a folder on the desktop on a new Win 7 PC. Client called me in to set up the computer, install various programs, etc.

Timeslips 2005 installed easily (by surprise), and I was able to restore from the latest external backup, but that was only done at the end of June. I took a cursory look through the recovered data files and didn't see anything related to Timeslips in the Microcenter file.

This was all on Friday, and I'm going back shortly to see if I can find a more recent data file with which to update Timeslips.

Any advice? Which extension would it be? She didn't routinely back up other than to the thumbdrive, so it would likely not be a ".bku" file (I think). Please help. Thanks.
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Question by:Bruce Corson
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Looking over the Timeslips install on one of my clients, it appears to use a lot of files for its databases - .bd, .mb, .px, .xg?, .yg? (where the ? is a number in most if not all cases).

I also don't know what was wrong with the drive or what kind of recovery was done.  The SMART thing would have been to buy a NEW drive and reinstall, preserving the data on the old drive.  If it failed catastrophically, it should have been sent to a data recovery service and HOPEFULLY they could recover the contents - there is never a guarantee.  Hopefully, this at a minimum teaches the client a lesson to perform backups regularly - or use an online backup service.
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