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Restore a backup of your data

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This guide explains how to restore a backup in Sage 50cloud Accounts in just a few quick steps.


There are several reasons why you might want to restore a backup, for example:

  • Because you bought a new computer and want to transfer your data.
  • You made a mistake and want to start processing from before the mistake was made.
  • You have reports or layouts that you want to copy to another installation of the software.

It's easy to restore a backup, we'll show you how in the steps below.


Before you start 

  • Take a backup of your current data in case you ever need to go back to it. This is because when you restore a backup it overwrites the company's current data.
  • You can't restore a backup from more recent software versions into earlier versions. For example, you can't restore a backup from Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 into v27 or below.
  • These steps are for when you can log into a company. If you're unable to log into a company that you want to restore a backup into, or you don't have a company listed, you can create a new company from a backup to restore it instead, provided you have a multi company licence.
  • If you save your backups in a .zip file or other type of archive folder, you'll need to extract the required backup file from the archive first.

How to restore your data

  1. Log into the company you want to to restore a backup into.
  2. Click File then click Restore.
  3. Click Browse, browse to and select the backup file you want to restore.

    TIP: If you backed up using this computer in the past, you can find a list of your previous backups on the Previous backups tab and you can double-click a previous backup to restore it. To restore a scheduled backup stored in OneDrive, click OneDrive.

  4. Click Open.
  5. Click OK then click Yes.
  6. Click OK, enter your logon name and password then click OK.

Congratulations, you've successfully restored your backup, now we recommend that you check your data.