View Full Version : 2000 vs. CD RW burner (back-up)
12-08-2001, 01:22 PM
Help! I've been using QuickBooks 2000 very successfully for over 2 years - until I needed a new computer - Windows XP. With a re-writable CD burner. I think I am backing-up up my QB files onto the burner - but it won't let me view it because it says "windows does not recognize the file xt. (the letters/numbers at the end of a program, etc.) I have called QuickBooks for help, but they tell me it'll cost me $45.00 a minute to speak to a tech...
The whole idea of buying the CD RW was so that I could back up my QB files. And now QB won't let me.. Help!
12-09-2001, 05:36 PM
You cannot view a QB backup file because it is a compressed data file and is only useful if need to "restore" it.
12-06-2002, 03:14 AM
I use a burner also, however I don't condense my file.
I make a QBB backup everyday and I also copy the original QBW file once a week. Why condense unless you have space issues.
My naming conventions go like this
L - my store initial and the rest is the date.
My two cents worth!
12-09-2002, 03:28 AM
You need a file called DLA to let you use your CD-RW as a back-up and to format the disks. This is only with WINXP. HP has a download at their site.
12-16-2002, 06:32 PM
I back up my company file to my desktop and then use my cd burner to copy the file to cd.
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