When you backup a UFT project you must specify that the library file also be backed up. If you did not do this I am afraid that you have lost your places and must reenter them.
There is a way to reenter the place names only once if you are careful. I will try to find the procedure and post it here.
I would suggest that you switch to The Master Genealogist as it is the only program I know of that can transfer most of your data with very little loss. The GEDCOM process does not transfer quite a bit of the data but TMG's Genbridge transfers almost all of the UFT data.