Restoring client files from external hard drive

My 2nd computer has just crashed this past weekend. I'm on my 3rd now. I learned my lesson from watching my former boss lose computers like crazy and have all client data files on an external hard drive that gets backed up to the cloud. Is there anyway to open up all the client files, or restore from the external hard drive? Right now I'm opening up each client, one by one, to get them into the program. I don't want to have to do this for EACH year going back 7 years. I also noticed the ones I've opened so far that were filed in March, are saying "Transferred". So now I have to figure out a way to know who's still on extension and who I had just filed before the crash happened...

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