you can only open files from C:\progra~1\qproll~2\data\folder

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Spent several hours with reckon on the phone today as v18 payroll has not backed up and the 1 file has corrupted. Have Seagate backups from April for qpw and qpb files but cannot restore keep getting the above message. Not very good with computers so have no idea. Help please
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Hi Julie

this cryptic reference is an archaic pre-windows 95 way of referring to folders in 8 characters or less.  On your computer this will be either C:\Program Files (x86)\QPRollV18\Data or, if there is no C:\Program Files (x86) folder, then C:\Program Files (x86)\QPRollV18\Data.  

Recommended Steps

  • Open the above folder in Window Explorer and copy any QPW files to another location (just in case - you don't want a potentially good current file overwritten with an old file).
  • Open Payroll 2009-10, navigate to the above folder and try to open a company file.
  • if no luck, Payroll creates a backup after each payrun in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\QPRollV18\Backup.  There will be up to nine backups named companyname.00x where x can be from 0 to 9.  Find the last-dated one and copy this ti the C:\Program Files (x86)\QPRollV18\Data folder, then rename as companyname.QPB . Open this bachkup from Payroll.
  • No luck? look at your backup drive, you may be able to copy the QPW file to the C:\Program Files (x86)\QPRollV18\Data folder or restore your last-dated backup to the folder.
Good luck.  If your still stuck, or if you are not confident with the above I could do a remote support consultation with you.  Details are on the link on my signature block 

Graham Boast
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