Sage 50 Output Error when Restoring Backup to an Existing Company

Sage 50 Output Error

Sage features are meant to manage all business accountability needs by enabling strong financial reporting and comparing financial statements from different periods, Easy invoicing from data that’s customer specific along with the latest invoice updates, Accepts payments, Import bank transactions to the software. The software comes with additional facilities like Free backup, Free installer with the ability to integrate more than 500+ third party apps.

At times there are issues with the software such as the “Sage 50 Output error” that occurs while restoring a backup to an existing company. Below is the article elaborating the steps to rectify this error. You can also contact AccountingAdvice for your queries and professional troubleshooting of this error.

What is Sage 50 Output Error when Restoring Backup to an Existing Company

While trying to restore a company and following the steps an error message occurs halfway through the process with no other option but to click OK and restore failed.

  • Error: “Sage 50 Output error” happens while restoring a backup to an existing company and displays “Output Error” – Peachtree has encountered a problem and needs to close and the restoration fails
  • While trying to reopen the company it prompts an error – “Cannot find .PERMISS.DAT”
  • However, users may be able to restore to a new company without issues but trying to restore over the newly restored company again pops the same error

Read More : How to Fix PERMISS.DAT Error in Sage 50

Causes of Sage 50 Output Error when Restoring Backup to an Existing Company

  • Damaged installation of Sage 50—U.S. Edition
  • Files to be replaced are busy
  • Outdated data files that are not normal for Peachtree are there in the data path
  • File tables on the hard drive are corrupt
  • Damaged Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Restore process was interrupted

Step for Fix Sage 50 Output Error when Restoring Backup to an Existing Company

Follow the step by step instructions to fix this issue:

Section I: Create a New Company using the Restored Data

  • Open Sage but don’t open a company and select File > Restore > Browse and navigate to the backup
  • Click Backup > Open > Next
  • Select “Create a new company using the restored data” > click Next and select the files that are needed > click Next > Finish

Section II: Damaged Windows Components

  • Close Sage and check if the SageReg.exe has stopped working due to damaged window
  • Call AccountingAdvice and we will check the compatibility settings, invalid registry key, missing UUID, permissions, or any corrupt window registry entry
  • Once these have been taken care of, then Open Sage and restore the backup as explained in section 1
  • By now the error should get resolved but if it still persists then proceed to Section III

Section III: Repair Sage

  • Here we need to run Repair, reinstall the most recent Sage service release, and restore the backups
  • If the error persists then we need to check for a few other things in the step below

Section IV: Check for Damaged Files in Backup or Outdated Files in the Data Path

  • There are chances that there may be some damaged, out-of-date, or non-Sage files present in the backup file

Also Read : Sage 50 Errors List and Summary

Final Words

The last two steps need the right tools to identify where the snag exists and also needs a seasoned expert to resolve the issue. With AccountingAdvice you can get back on track quickly. Our experts have substantial experience in identifying and resolving the most unyielding errors related to Sage. The team provides all round support for all the versions of Sage like Sage Enterprise, Sage Accounting, and Financials, Sage People and Payroll, Payment and Banking solutions.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can one Restore the Sage 50 from the backup?

In order to do so, you need to:
1. Launch Sage 50
2. Next select File 
3. Now Restore.
4. Next Click Browse and go to wherever the backup file (. PTB file) is located.
5. Next Click Open.
6. Click Next.
7. Select the desired restore method: 
8. Click Next.
9. Now Select the needed restore options (Select all in most cases)
10. Finally Click Next.

Is it possible to Restore a Company in Sage 50?

Yes, it is. In order to do this you need to:
1. Launch Sage 50 Accounts
2. Next click Add Company within the Company Selection window. 
3. Now Click Restore – Restore a company from a backup 
4. Next click Browse. 
5. Locate the backup taken in Step 1 then click Open and Next then Restore.

Sometimes, it is not Possible to Backup Sage. Why?

There are various reasons why a backup of the Sage 50 HR data might fail. The most common are: 
In case a user is still working within the software and the data becomes exclusively locked by them. There are times when you are unable to ask them to log out. In this you can use the Remove Session utility to log them out of the software.

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