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Backing up data files

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Data entered in VT Transaction+ is stored on a data file on your PC. VT Software has no access to this data.

If you lose a VT Transaction+ data file, reconstructing the data may be very time consuming or even impossible. A file can be lost or damaged in several ways:

Your computer is stolen

You accidentally delete the file

Your hard disk, computer or network fails or corrupts files

The data file (ending in .vtr for VT Transaction+, and .vcb for VT Cash Book) contains all data you have entered for a particular business. This file is saved by default in your Documents folder.

It is therefore important to make regular back up copies of this file, and save them in a separate location.

To back up your data file

to an external hard drive or USB memory stick: insert the drive into your PC and select File > Backup to Removable Drive.


to a drive/folder listed on your PC (including network drives and cloud storage drives): select File > Backup to Any Drive/Folder and choose the desired drive/folder.

The back up commands create a copy of the data file in the selected drive/folder.

To restore data from a back up

In the event that your main VT data file is lost of corrupted and you need to restore from a backed up copy of the file, select File > Restore.

Please note that it is not recommended to open the backed up file directly from a USB memory stick. Instead, copy or move the file to your PC before opening it.