Peachtree 2005 Data Files

Hi Gang,
I am not a Peachtree expert by any means, in fact I've never used it. I am however a computer repairman and am trying to get a client's copy
of Peachtree 2005 upgraded to the 2007 Complete edition. Before I got here several attempts at upgrading were made without my presence. I have not seen the error messages they received as of yet, but I already can see a huge problem: they have 3 copies of the program installed on their system: C:\Program Files\Peachtree C:\Program FIles\Peacht~1 C:\Documents and Setttings\Owner\My Documents\Peachtree
The "Peacht~1" folder was incomplete and after differencing it with the other two copies I determined that it was unecessary. However, what I'd really like to know if in what subfolder or typical location is a user's data files and what file extensions do they have. I need to consolidate this situation to one copy before installing, yet again.
Thanks, Christian Blackburn
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The program is typically installed to C:\Program Files\Peachtree or C:\Peachtree. If there are multiple programs installed then they might name the install folder Peachtree 2005 in order to distinquish the program versions installed.
The user files are located in a subfolder called Company. Each company created will have a subfolder created for that company. The files have a DAT extension. There are also a few txt files that are also required. Version.txt for example is needed in order to open the company file.
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Hi Laura,
Thank you very much for your help. I recognize the dat files and the text files you've mentioned, I'll pay special attention to their care.
Thanks, Christian
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Hi Laura,
There are a number of loose files in the \Peachtree\company folder, in addition there is a \quadryme\ subfolder within the company folder. Both of which contain numerous files. Any ideas which or if all of it is user data files? Sometimes programs ship with sample data (Possibly in the \company parent folder) other times applications improve their data structure (perhaps in 2005 or prior versions the \company folder loosly contained one company and today the companies are stored in unique subfolders).
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In my 2005 Peachtree\Company folder I have the following files: Pchshell.hlp, Readme.hlp, bulletin.hlp Status.dat Plan.dat versinfo.txt taxtable.tax, taxinfo.tax, taxinfo.dat, taxtable.dat (I have the payroll tax subscription) errorlog.txt
The "sample" file for 2005 is contained in a "BCS" subfolder.
PT will name the company subfolder by using the first 3 characters of the first word of the company's name + the first 3 characters from the 2nd word + the first 2 charactors from the 3rd word. Using that info, someone created a company file where the company name is qua??? dry??? me???. Does that ring a bell?
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Hi Laura,

So it sounds like their data files are exclusively in the \quadryme\ subfolder (Quality Drywall & Metal Stud).
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They should be. The only other customized file might be found in the forms folder. Look for files with current dates in the other Company sub-folders.
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Hi Christain - are they multiple or single user? Dotty
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