DATA RECOVERY: How to find a data file using Windows Search

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ReckonDataRecovery Reckon Staff Posts: 817 Reckon Staff
edited November 2019 in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)
At some point, you will likely need to locate a file in order to make a copy of it, send it to your accountant, send it to a technician, rename the file, etc.

Example file names and file extensions:


If you are looking for Reckon Accounts company data files, use the file extension *.QBW as a search term

  • Company data files have “.QBW” file extension
  • Backup files have “.QBB” file extension 
  • Portable files have “.QBM” file extension
  • The troubleshooting/error log is called “QBWIN.LOG” 


If you are looking for Reckon Payroll Premier company data files, use the file extension *.QPW as a search term

  • Backup files have “.QPB” file extension 


If you are looking for Reckon Personal range data files, use the file extension *.QDF as a search term


If you are looking for Reckon Point of Sale data file, use the file extension *.PDB as a search term

  • End of Day files have “.POS” file extension



If you are looking for a log file, use the file extension *.LOG as a search term



How to Search for a File or Folder in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 10


1. Click the Windows Orb / Start button



2. In the Search programs and files field


- type the name, part of the name, a folder name or a file extension

- If you are looking for a specific file type,
you can make use of the file extension as a search term

- If necessary, click on the See more results link


 

How to Search for a File or Folder in Windows 10

1. Click the into the 'Type here to search' field next to the Windows Start button



2. In that 'Type here to search' field 

- type the name, part of the name, a folder name or a file extension

- If you are looking for a specific file type, you can make use of the file extension as a search term




How to Search for a File or Folder in Windows XP

  1. Click the Windows Start button 
  2. Then click Search
  3. In the Search Results window, on the left pane, click All files and folders 
  4. In the All or part fo the file name: field type the name, part of the name, a folder name or a file extension
  5. In the Look in: box, click the drive or drives, folder, or network location that you want to search, or simply choose My Computer to search your entire computer
  6. Click the Search button