My Hard rive failed and I have an old backup from a month ago. I am sending the hard drive out to get data recovered. What file(s) should I tell them I need to get? Desktop Pro 2017 is my version. And yes, I know I need to do better at backups.
As recent as 2017? You do not need to wait for anything. Download a fresh install from your intuit account at camps.intuit.com then restore your most recent backup.
But unless you added all kinds of attachments all you might need is your *qbw file. If the drive failed while you were using QB you may have data damage and should rebuild and verify anything recovered