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How to back up and restore your data

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Find information on how to backup and restore in Sage 50 P11D


We recommend that you take regular backups of your data so if anything happens to your computer, or you make a mistake, you can restore the backup and continue processing where you left off.

You should take backups at regular intervals or before you make any major changes to your data. For example, every time you close out of the software and before you upgrade your software.

TIP: Another benefit of taking a backup is that you can go back to a previous year and run reports.  You can't run prior year reports without a backup.

Back up your data

Before you back up your data you must ensure you are the only user logged in to the software.

  1. Click File, then click Backup.
  2. Click Next and ensure Data Files is selected, then click Next.
  3. To locate the appropriate drive or folder, click Browse.
  4. Click Next, then click Finish.
  5. Click OK.

Restore a backup

  1. Click File, then click Restore.
  2. Click Next, then click Browse
  3. Select the backup file from the location you backed up to.
  4. Choose the type of files to be restored, for example, Data Files, then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.
  6. Enter your user name and password, then click Login

    Tip: You must ensure that the user name and password you use to log in to Sage 50 P11D are the ones that were in use at the time the backup was taken.

Backup and restore log

If you need to check where you have stored a backup, use the Backup & Restore Log report. This report lists backups and restores from Sage 50 P11D and includes the date, time, and the location the backup was saved to or restored from.

You can access the report by opening the File menu and choosing View Backup & Restore Log.


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