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Back up your data

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Take a backup of your data in Sage 50 Payroll.


We recommend you take regular backups of your data, and ideally, store them off your computer, for example, on a memory stick. This means if anything happens to your computer you can restore the backup and continue processing where you left off.

You should back up before and after you update your payroll and before you make significant changes to your records. To keep your data more secure, you can back up to more than one location, for example, a USB and server.

 NOTE: Unlike Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Payroll does not take scheduled backups.


Take a backup

  1. On the menu bar, click File then click Backup.
  2. Click Next then click the Files to include in your backup.
  3. Click Next then click Browse.
  4. Browse to where you want to save the file.
  5. Rename the file to make it clear when it's from.
  6. Click Save then click Next.
  7. Click Finish then click OK.
 TIP: If your backup file's large, try to back up certain files separately, such as your documents. Documents in particular can add a large amount of size to your backup.


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