Any way to move a file back to an earlier version?


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Anonymous

Hi all, again -

I have a client whose QB Pro 2003 data file seems to be corrupted. It's
100MB and while it is backed up from yesterday they will lose the work of 3
people who spent all day entering data into it if I restore it. When they
try to open it the program just hangs.

I was able to open the 2003 file in my copy of QB Pro 2004. Obviously the
program converted the file into the 2004 format (took it a while!) - but the
file now can be opened and backed up, passes the verification check and
rebuild with no problems.

So, the question is can I possibly get this rebuilt file back into QB Pro
2003 format? I'm guessing the answer is no but it never hurts to ask.

Thanks in advance!

-G
 
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Allan Martin

Anonymous said:
Hi all, again -

I have a client whose QB Pro 2003 data file seems to be corrupted. It's
100MB and while it is backed up from yesterday they will lose the work of
3
people who spent all day entering data into it if I restore it. When they
try to open it the program just hangs.

I was able to open the 2003 file in my copy of QB Pro 2004. Obviously the
program converted the file into the 2004 format (took it a while!) - but
the
file now can be opened and backed up, passes the verification check and
rebuild with no problems.

So, the question is can I possibly get this rebuilt file back into QB Pro
2003 format? I'm guessing the answer is no but it never hurts to ask.

Thanks in advance!
No, the cost of the upgrade to 2005 should be a lot less than 3 man/women
days salary plus they will have the latest and greatest version.
 
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Anonymous

Anonymous said:
Hi all, again -

I have a client whose QB Pro 2003 data file seems to be corrupted. It's
100MB and while it is backed up from yesterday they will lose the work of
3
people who spent all day entering data into it if I restore it. When they
try to open it the program just hangs.

I was able to open the 2003 file in my copy of QB Pro 2004. Obviously the
program converted the file into the 2004 format (took it a while!) - but
the
file now can be opened and backed up, passes the verification check and
rebuild with no problems.

So, the question is can I possibly get this rebuilt file back into QB Pro
2003 format? I'm guessing the answer is no but it never hurts to ask.

Thanks in advance!
No, the cost of the upgrade to 2005 should be a lot less than 3 man/women
days salary plus they will have the latest and greatest version.

---------------

Thanks for the thought. While I agree that upgrading is an option it's not
the way to go right now for this client. There's a higher cost that would be
incurred due to their downtime while the software is being procured /
installed / updated on 5 systems (only 3 were in use yesterday) and the time
lost to mistakes / coming up to speed with the new version / etc. And forced
upgrades often make people grumpy and less productive for a short period of
time.

In any case I spent part of the night running reports that cover the
transactions for the last day via my 2004 QB Pro, then I reentered some of
the data for them. They will end up having lost about 1/2 day linear time (1
1/2 person days total). But I'm pretty darn tired!

Thanks again all for the replies -

-G
 
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forked tongue

Anonymous said:
Hi all, again -

I have a client whose QB Pro 2003 data file seems to be corrupted. It's
100MB and while it is backed up from yesterday they will lose the work of 3
people who spent all day entering data into it if I restore it. When they
try to open it the program just hangs.

I was able to open the 2003 file in my copy of QB Pro 2004. Obviously the
program converted the file into the 2004 format (took it a while!) - but the
file now can be opened and backed up, passes the verification check and
rebuild with no problems.

So, the question is can I possibly get this rebuilt file back into QB Pro
2003 format? I'm guessing the answer is no but it never hurts to ask.

Thanks in advance!

-G
I'm wondering if it might be possible in this special case. Load the backup in
2003. In 2004 export all the changes. Back in 2003 import the changes. Worth
a try. Even if it doesn't get 100% if would reduce the re-entry time.
 

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