Key not Found or Bad Key File in Sage 50?

Sage 50 Key file not found

Sage 50 Key file not found or Bad key file usually interrupts when user starts working on the software to manage your accounts, payroll, financial, people, operations and other issues related to payments. Sage 50 accounting software is available for all the business’ size and functioning. You can easily manage invoices. If you use Sage 50, you can work and access your software from anywhere at any point of time. You can easily receive payments and issue quotes. With real-time access, you can keep track on all the checks and payments.

Here are some of the Resolution Methods, following which will help you get error resolved, failing to follow the exact procedure may retain the issue within the software or some other software may also occur.

Step to Fix Sage 50 Key File not Found or Bad key File Error

Total Time: 35 minutes

Method I: Check Computer’s Setup:

Third party application or software may affect functioning of the software. At first, you are required to check “KB 86048, whether it is anti-virus, third-party utility or it is firewall within the Sage 50.

Method II: Run as Administrator:

💠 To Run your Sage 50 as Administrator, right-click on the icon and click on the respective option.
💠 If the error “Key file not found” doesn’t pop up, this shows that you need accessibility permission.
💠 If you still see the error within your software.
💠 For further assistance, select the resource “How to Run as Admin” (15108).

Method III: Reinstall or Uninstall the Software:

💠 Select Start and then go to the Control Panel.
💠 Now, go to the Program and Features.
💠 Now, navigate to the start menu in Windows 10 and then select it.
💠 Now, go to the Programs and Features (as followed in the above step) and then open Apps and Features
💠 From the list that comes out, click on Sage 50.
💠 Click on

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Final Words!

We are mentioning some advanced error resolution methods to get error resolved. However, there may be other general and specific reasons in your error. In such cases, you need to find the right reason of getting the error popped into your software and hit it with the right solution method.

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There may have multiple reasons to retain this error or pop-up of other errors. In all that cases, it is always recommended that you get in touch with our Sage 50 technical support team to get the exact resolution of the error. Our Expert Sage 50 Support Team will have proper insight of the error and will provide you the counter measures accordingly. We have enhanced remote access for our support services. You can get complete details on our website .

Also Read: How to Restore Sage Company File Backups

Scroll down our website completely to find all relevant information for your software. You can’t expect all-time full efficiency from the software, which, in other words, lead to some software slow down or technical/functional issues. In all that cases, call us on our Toll-Free Number, send us e-mail on our official e-mail address or connect with us via our Sage Live Chat Support feature. Our team will quickly respond to you all the time at all the communication modes.

💠Frequently Asked Questions💠

Q 1. Do I Have to Verify the Status of Activation of My Sage 50 Software to Resolve the Error “Sage 50 key Not Found or Bad key File”?

Ans. Yes, you have to check it so that you get to know whether it is the reason for the error “Sage 50 key not found or bad key file” or not. To verify the status you have to open the Sage 50. Then a box pops-up on your screen. In this box you have to activate Sage 50. After activating you have to check for the error again.

Q 2. How to allow Sage 50 to work with firewall or antivirus applications to fix “Sage 50 key not found or bad key file” error?

Ans. To allow Sage 50 the steps are:-
A. Firstly check that all the things listed below are marked under the Home or Private columns:-
💠 Mysqld-nt.exe
💠 Sage 50 Connection Manager
💠 File and printer sharing
💠 Mysqld.exe
B. After that, click on the option Allow another program to add other processes in the list.

Q 3. What if i uninstall or disable the firewall or antivirus application to resolve “Sage 50 key not found or bad key file” the error?

Ans. This is the best thing if you disable the application that blocks the Sage 50from running and causes the problem. So you can also uninstall it. It is up to you that you want to install it or disable it. If this is the only application in which you are facing issues then just disable the application of firewall or antivirus as recommended.

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