Yes, I will admit to my shame, that I am not a regular user of the Manager’s backup function. I’ve learned my lesson, but now, to my problem.
Immediately after I installed the most recent release of Manager, an IOBit uninstaller screen popped up in the lower right corner of my screen. It asked if I wanted to delete the residual files. I assumed that the new release had uninstalled something from a prior release and, since I had used IOBit many times safely, I told it to go ahead.
I discovered later that it had deleted the data files which I had not backed up using Manager.
I recovered the files, with the expected alpha-numeric name followed by .manager. But when I tried to reload them using the “Import Backup” option in the “New Business” tab I was informed that they weren’t in the correct format.
Is there any way to salvage my six weeks of data?