The File Extensions Database

.PTB File Extension

  • Developer by: Sage Software
  • Category: Backup Files

What is an .PTB file?

.PTB is Sage 50 Backup 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.

To create the PTB file, select File → Back Up, choose your settings, and click "Back Up". Then name the file, choose the save location, and click Save.

To restore the PTB file, select File → Restore, follow the appropriate prompts, and finally, click Finish.

You can also restore a PTB file by renaming the extension from "ptb" to "zip" since PTB are compressed with Zip compression. You can then decompress the file and copy the data from the PTB file into the appropriate subdirectory.

NOTE: Sage 50 used to be known as Peachtree Accounting.

Programs that open Sage 50 Backup File
Sage 50
File Type 2 Power Tab File
Category: Data Files

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Programs that open Power Tab File

How to solve problems with PTB files

  • Associate the PTB file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PTB file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PTB files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PTB file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PTB is Sage 50 Backup File. Because only the current version supports the latest PTB file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Sage Software manufacturer website after an available .PTB is Sage 50 Backup File update.
  • To make sure that your PTB file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.