rebuilding without backup mostly successful


M

Marty

Using PCW 2007 Premium.

My Windows 2000 machine finally died, but the hard drive is in tact.
Moving up to an XP machine, which means reinstalling all apps.

I have been able to recover all the company data, etc. by simply copying
the company folder to the new drive and browsing to it in the Open
Company window. The last task is to make all my customized forms
accessible.

In previous versions, forms were stored one level up from the company
data folder. Now I see a Forms folder under the company data folder.
Doesn't matter where I put the files, they don't show up.

Is there an index file I need to copy in from the old data files or is
there a way to create one? How can I get PCW to recognize the existence
of these form files?

Thanks,
Marty
 
L

Lila Godel

Marty said:
Is there an index file I need to copy in from the old data files or is
there a way to create one? How can I get PCW to recognize the existence
of these form files?

Thanks,
Marty
Peachtree 2007 looks for the forms file in the forms directory in the
in the data path that was specified when the software was installed.

If you are having to change directories in the open company dialog box
to access your company file then it is not in your data path and
therefore one level up from it is not where Peachtree is looking for
your forms.

The easy remedy is to move your forms directory along with your
companies data directory to the directory that is the default in the
Open Company browse dialog.

If this is not feasible, because you want the data somewhere else (e.g.
on a data partition) then follow these steps to change Peachtree's data
path.

First navigate to your Windows directory (usually C:\windows or
C:\Winnt) and double click on the file called PXXX140.ini where XXX is
the abbreviation for your 2007 edition (On my computer it is PPA for
Premium Accountant's edition.).

The First P designates Peachtree and the numbers correlate to the
Peachtree year version number. 140 is version 2007 and 150 would be
version 2008. Note if you have the Hide extensions for known file types
option checked on the View tab of Folder Options you will not see the
..ini part in Windows Explorer.

Then locate the line that reads DATAPATH=X where X is a valid path
beginning with a drive letter followed by :\ and ending with Company.
Change the path to the desired data path which must end in Company and
save the file.
 
M

Marty

Lila said:
Peachtree 2007 looks for the forms file in the forms directory in the in
the data path that was specified when the software was installed.

If you are having to change directories in the open company dialog box
to access your company file then it is not in your data path and
therefore one level up from it is not where Peachtree is looking for
your forms.

The easy remedy is to move your forms directory along with your
companies data directory to the directory that is the default in the
Open Company browse dialog.

If this is not feasible, because you want the data somewhere else (e.g.
on a data partition) then follow these steps to change Peachtree's data
path.

First navigate to your Windows directory (usually C:\windows or
C:\Winnt) and double click on the file called PXXX140.ini where XXX is
the abbreviation for your 2007 edition (On my computer it is PPA for
Premium Accountant's edition.).

The First P designates Peachtree and the numbers correlate to the
Peachtree year version number. 140 is version 2007 and 150 would be
version 2008. Note if you have the Hide extensions for known file types
option checked on the View tab of Folder Options you will not see the
.ini part in Windows Explorer.

Then locate the line that reads DATAPATH=X where X is a valid path
beginning with a drive letter followed by :\ and ending with Company.
Change the path to the desired data path which must end in Company and
save the file.
Thank you Lila. Worked like a charm. I had a feeling the Datapath needed
changing, but I couldn't remember where the .ini file was.
Marty
 

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