.PTB File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .PTB file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

PTB File Recovery

What is a .PTB file?

A PTB file is a backup file created by Sage 50, accounting software used to organize financial data. It contains an exact copy of the company data. PTB files are used to protect a user's financial data in case of data corruption or system errors.

What Are Common Causes of ".PTB" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".PTB" files being lost or failing:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PTB" files while trying to clean up their computer or storage devices.
  2. Hardware failure: If the storage device where the ".PTB" files are stored (such as a hard drive or USB drive) fails or becomes corrupted, the files can be lost or inaccessible.
  3. Software issues: Errors or bugs in software applications that handle ".PTB" files can lead to file corruption or loss.
  4. Virus or malware infection: Malicious software can corrupt or delete ".PTB" files as part of its destructive activities.
  5. Power outages or system crashes: Sudden power outages or system crashes can interrupt file saving or cause file corruption, resulting in loss of ".PTB" files.
  6. File system errors: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can lead to loss or failure of ".PTB" files.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidentally formatting a storage device or overwriting ".PTB" files with incorrect data, can result in file loss.
  8. Unsupported software or outdated versions: Using outdated or unsupported software to access ".PTB" files can lead to compatibility issues or file corruption.

It is important to regularly back up ".PTB" files to prevent loss and to use reliable storage devices and software to minimize the risk of failure.

How to recover lost ".PTB" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".PTB" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".PTB" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".PTB" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".PTB" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".PTB" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".PTB" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo sage 50 Backup File image file file?

Programs that open ".PTB" files

Sage 50 Sage 50

Additional Information

  • File type: Sage 50 Backup File

  • File extension: .PTB

  • Developer: Sage Software

  • Category: Backup Files

  • Format: N/A

  • HEX: 70 74 61 62

  • ASCII: ptab

  • File types that use the extension .PTB:

    • Sage 50 Backup File

    • Power Tab File


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a .PTB file extension and what does it represent?

    The .PTB file extension represents a file format used by Guitar Pro, a popular software application for creating and editing guitar tablature. Guitar tablature is a form of musical notation specifically designed for guitarists, showing the placement of fingers on the instrument's fretboard rather than traditional sheet music notation.

    A .PTB file contains musical scores, tablature, chord diagrams, and other information related to a specific musical composition. It can store multiple tracks, including guitar, bass, drums, and other instruments. These files can be opened and edited using Guitar Pro software, allowing musicians to learn, play, and share their favorite songs or compositions.

  • How can I open a .PTB file and view its contents?

    To open and view the contents of a .PTB file, you need to use the software associated with that file type. .PTB files are commonly associated with the software "Power Tab Editor," which is used for creating, editing, and playing back guitar and bass tablature.

    Here are the steps to open and view a .PTB file using Power Tab Editor:

    1. Download and install Power Tab Editor: Visit the official Power Tab website (power-tab.net) and download the software appropriate for your operating system. Install it on your computer.
    2. Launch Power Tab Editor: Open the Power Tab Editor software by double-clicking on its icon or searching for it in your applications.
    3. Open the .PTB file: In Power Tab Editor, go to the "File" menu and choose "Open." Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O (Windows) or Command+O (Mac). Browse to the location where the .PTB file is saved, select it, and click "Open."
    4. View the contents: Once the .PTB file is opened, you can view its contents, which typically include the musical notation, tablature, and other relevant information related to the song or composition.

    Note: If you don't have Power Tab Editor or if the .PTB file is associated with a different program, you may need to find the appropriate software for that file type to open and view its contents.

  • Are there any specific software programs or applications required to open .PTB files, and if so, where can I find them?

    .PTB files are typically associated with Guitar Pro, a popular software used for creating and editing guitar tablature. To open .PTB files, you will need to have Guitar Pro installed on your computer.

    Guitar Pro is available for both Windows and macOS operating systems. You can find and download the software from the official website of Arobas Music, the company behind Guitar Pro. Visit their website at www.guitar-pro.com and navigate to the "Download" section to find the appropriate version for your operating system.

    Guitar Pro offers a free trial version that allows you to open and view .PTB files, but you may need to purchase a license to access all the features and save your own modifications.

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