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Doug Millington, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Experience:  Bachelor of Science Cornell University 1979 - CPA since 1981 - Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor - 30+ years experience.
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I am trying to restore data backed up from an old computer,

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I am trying to restore data backed up from an old computer, which is not connected to the internet, using a flash drive, to my new computer. I get this message:F:CIDCO,Inc is not a valid win32 application. Can you help The quickbooks version is Simple Start 2006
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Financial Software
Expert:  Doug Millington replied 6 years ago.

Doug Millington :

If you have a question about accounting, bookkeeping, Quickbooks or Peachtree I have the answer.

Doug Millington :

OK - This issue can be caused by any number of possibilities - including



  1. File is corrupt, bad, or missing.

  2. File is not designed for your version of Windows.

  3. File is a virus, worm, or other malware file.

  4. Hardware incompatibility

Doug Millington :

My first suggestion is to see if the get the same message if you plug the flash drive in another computer.

Doug Millington :

If you go to My Computer and left click on the F drive and select explore and copy the backup file to your hard drive and then try to restore your QuickBooks backup file.

Doug Millington :

Let me know if you have any questions.