Did you try restoring your backup to some folder on drive C?
It's not as if you don't backup (well some do, but I find accountants to be very good about it.)
Many months ago the old 98SE machine I had been using for QuickBooks 5.0 gave up the ghost. I found out that XP will work with Win 98 programs so I resurrected my old XP machine, loaded QB and then used a HDD enclosure to install the hard drive from the old 98SE machine. Now Drive F: I was then able to run QB and access all my QB data files. A little clunky but it worked.
I updated Norton AV today on the XP machine and when I went to use QB it opened not into the normal working screen, but instead it asked if I wanted to use an existing company or set up a new company. I clicked for an existing company and directed the program to drive F: for the data files. I got the following error message:
"This volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that the volume is not corrupted."
I then tried using C: drive, but clicking OK does nothing.
Nothing I try lets me access the old files. Can someone help?