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Restore your company data files

When life does not go to plan, unfortunately, you can not always rewind the clock and have another go. However, the good news is that when using Sage 50, providing you have created a backup of your company data files, you are able to rewind the clock and restore your data files. This topic shows you the process of how to restore your company data files from a backup.

To restore your company data files, open up the System Navigation Center and click Restore Now.

Select Restore Now

Alternatively from the Menu Bar you can select File then choose Restore from the drop down list provided. Both methods open the Restore Wizard, which takes you through the process of restoring your company data files from a backup. The first step is to select the location of the backup file you wish to restore. Click the Browse button and select the location of the file. Once you have double checked that you have selected the correct file, click Next.

Select Backup File

The next step is to select the company whose files you wish to restore. You can choose to overwrite an existing company data file or to create a new company using the restored data. Again, double check the details are correct before clicking Next.

Select Company

The Restore Options window then appears where you select the type of files to restore and then click Next.

Restore Options

Finally, a confirmation screen appears for you to double check the backup file you wish to restore and the company file you wish to replace. Ensure you check both files carefully, because once you have replaced the company file with the backup file you are unable to reverse the process if you make a mistake. So take care!

Once you have checked each file is correct, click Finish.

Final confirmation

Sage 50 then displays a progress bar (or two!) while the company data files are being restored from the backup files. Once the process is complete, Sage 50 opens up the company file you just restored, ready for you to start work.

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