Create and Restore Sage 50 Company File Backups

Sage 50 company file backups are essential for data protection and disaster recovery. Regularly backing up your data ensures that your financial information and business records are safe in case of system failures, data corruption, or accidental deletions. 

To Create Sage 50 Backup

Step 1: Open the company to take the backup, then Select the tab File and select the Backup option.

Create Sage 50 Backup

Note: You can view a history of backups made from this machine by clicking the Previous Backups tab, and the Backup Company tab will take you to the most recent backup location. Select OneDrive to retrieve a copy of your scheduled backup that was saved there.

Step 2: Select the option Include company name in the backup file name to add company name in the backup. You can select Include archives in the backup to add archives. Then click on the Backup button.

Select the options for backup

Note: It is recommended to create a proper Sage 50 backup file or a proper backup to protect your company data from loss or corruption at any time.

Step 3: You can save the file to the desired location. Then click on Save.

Save Sage 50 file to desired location

Note: Unless you select a different location, the backup will save in the company data location. And the process will fail if there is not sufficient disc space.

Step 4: System has sufficient storage space for backup without any interruption. Click OK to proceed backup.

System has storage space for backup

Step 5: It will start the backup process.

It will start the Sage 50 backup process

Restore Sage 50 Backup

For performing sage 50 restore from backup process you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Open Sage 50 select File and click on Restore. You can browse for the file to restore.

Restore Sage 50 Backup

Step 2: Open Backup File and select from location from where you have saved your backup file. Then click Open.

Open Backup File for Backup

Step 3: Select the Create a new company using the restored data, Then click Next.

Create a new company using the restored data

Step 4: You can select all the options, then click on Next.

Select the file that you want to restore

Step 5: You can verify the restore options from the window. Then Click Finish to complete the restore process.

Restore a backup file to a new company folder


Where are Sage 50 backup files stored?

The location of backup files depends on the user’s settings and preferences. By default, It creates backups in a folder called “Backup” in the Sage 50 company data folder. Most of the time, the company data folder is found in the following directory:

C:\ProgramData\Sage\Accounts[Company Name]\Backup

Note: However, the actual location may vary depending on the version and the installation settings selected at setup. The backup files should be keep in the Backup folder within the company data folder unless you have change the default settings.

How long does it take to restore a backup file?

The time it takes to restore a backup file in Sage 50 it’s depending on several factors:

  • The size of the backup file
  • The speed of the computer
  • The technical specifications server or computer where Sage 50 is installed
  • The performance quality of the storage device where the backup file is stored

Sage 50 restores backup files quickly and easily. Smaller company data files can restore in minutes. The restoration process may take several minutes to an hour for larger company data files or backup files on slower storage devices.

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