.QPB 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 .QPB file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

QPB File Recovery

What is a .QPB file?

File created by QuickBooks Point of Sale (POS), a business sales tracking application; may be the primary data file or a backup file automatically created by the software; enables the business data to be saved (and restored in the case of a backup).

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

There can be several common causes of ".QPB" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".QPB" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the operating system, software conflicts, or hardware failures can lead to the corruption or loss of ".QPB" files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt files on a computer system, including ".QPB" files.
  4. Power failures: Sudden power outages or system shutdowns without proper saving or closing of files can cause ".QPB" file loss or corruption.
  5. Disk errors: Errors on the storage device where the ".QPB" files are stored, such as bad sectors or disk failures, can result in file loss or corruption.
  6. Improper file transfer: Errors during file transfer, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete transfers, can lead to ".QPB" file loss or corruption.
  7. Software bugs or glitches: Software bugs or glitches in the application that creates or uses ".QPB" files can cause file failures or loss.
  8. Human errors: Accidental overwriting, formatting, or improper handling of ".QPB" files by users can result in file loss or corruption.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important files, including ".QPB" files, to prevent permanent loss in case of any unforeseen events.

How to recover lost ".QPB" 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 ".QPB" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".QPB" 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 ".QPB" 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.

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 ".QPB" 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 ".QPB" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo quickBooks Point of Sale Data File image file file?

Programs that open ".QPB" files

Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12 Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12

Additional Information

  • File type: QuickBooks Point of Sale Data File

  • File extension: .QPB

  • Developer: Intuit

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: N/A


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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 ".QPB backup" and how does it work?

    A ".QPB backup" refers to a backup file format used by QuickBooks, which is a popular accounting software. QuickBooks creates these backup files to save a copy of the company file and its associated data. The purpose of these backups is to ensure data integrity and provide a means to restore the data in case of data loss or corruption.

    When you create a ".QPB backup," QuickBooks essentially makes a copy of the company file and compresses it into a single file with a ".QPB" extension. This backup file contains all the financial data, transactions, settings, and preferences of the company file at the time of backup.

    The backup process typically involves going to the "File" menu in QuickBooks, selecting "Create Backup," and choosing the location to save the backup file. QuickBooks may also prompt you to set a password for the backup file to enhance its security.

    To restore data from a ".QPB backup," you need to open QuickBooks and select the "File" menu, then choose "Open or Restore Company." From there, you can select "Restore a backup copy" and follow the prompts to locate and restore the backup file. QuickBooks will restore the data from the backup file, replacing the existing company file with the backed-up version.

    It is important to regularly create backups of your QuickBooks data to protect against accidental deletion, data corruption, hardware failure, or other unforeseen events that could lead to data loss.

  • How can I create a ".QPB backup" of my data?

    To create a ".QPB backup" of your data, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the software or application that manages your data and supports the ".QPB" backup format. This format is commonly associated with QuickBooks Point of Sale (POS) software.
    2. Within the software, locate the backup or export option. This is usually found in the settings, preferences, or file menu. Look for terms like "Backup," "Export," or "Save As."
    3. Select the backup option and choose the destination where you want to save the backup file. Make sure you have enough storage space available.
    4. Provide a name for the backup file and include the ".QPB" file extension. For example, you can name it "mydata.qpb".
    5. Start the backup process and wait until it completes. The time required will vary depending on the size of your data.
    6. Once the backup process finishes, verify that the ".QPB" backup file has been created in the specified location.

    Remember to regularly create backups to ensure the safety of your data. Additionally, consult the documentation or support resources for the specific software you are using for detailed instructions on creating backups.

  • Can a ".QPB backup" be restored to its original format and accessed without any loss of data?

    Yes, a ".QPB backup" file can typically be restored to its original format and accessed without any loss of data. However, it depends on the specific software or application that created the backup file and the method used for restoration. It is always recommended to follow the instructions provided by the software/application or consult the documentation to ensure a successful and accurate restoration process.

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