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Old 01-03-2017, 01:48 PM
fbchurch fbchurch is offline
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Can not restore backup on Peachtree Pro acccounting 2010

We lost all our data on a windows 7 computer running peachtree 2010. We have the data backed up on a windows vista laptop. We did the backup from laptop and try to restore to windows 7 desktop and get the following message.

The file you have selected is not a valid Peachtree backup file. Please select another file.

Any help would be much appreciated. We use this program for our small church record system and really need the data restored to desktop since the laptop belongs to an individual.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:08 AM
Shannon Tucker Shannon Tucker is offline
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What form is the backup in? Is it a file, or a folder? Can the company be opened from Peachtree installed on the laptop?
Shannon Tucker
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:55 AM
fbchurch fbchurch is offline
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Problem solves

Our problem with restoring a file was caused by having Peachtree pro acct 2010 on our desktop that we needed to back up to and version 2011 on the laptop that the backup was on.

Through help from this site I found out you can not restore from a newer version to an older version.

We got help from Computerized Business Associates and got the 2011 version installed on our desktop. After this installation the backup worked fine and we are back in business.

I found CBA to be a great resource.
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Old 04-04-2020, 03:14 AM
Lewis-H Lewis-H is offline
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Unfortunately, Sage 50 is not backward compatible, meaning it is not possible to open data from a higher-level version in a lower-level version. Being that Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting is a higher-level edition than Sage Peachtree Pro Accounting you would not be able to successfully restore that backup. In order to successfully restore that backup that was created in Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting, you will have to install Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting or a higher level edition.
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