How to Transfer Sage 50 Data From One Computer to Another Computer

Transfer Sage 50 Data From One Computer to Another

An overview of how to transfer Sage 50 data from one computer to another computer. The general overview of how to transfer Sage 50 data from one computer to another. Keep in mind that there may be some differences depending on your specific version of Sage 50 and your operating system

Sometimes, while working you need to change the computer. It can be due to any reason such as your existing computer is not working fine, or upgrading a new version, etc. This article explains to you “How to transfer Sage 50 Data from one computer to another computer”.

Below given Steps helps you to transfer Sage 50 data from one computer to another easily. You don’t need to repeat the installation process again, just transfer the Sage data from one system to another computer and start working.

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Read More-: How to Install and Setup the Data Transfer Utility in Sage 50

Steps to Transfer Sage 50 Data from one Computer to Another Computer

Transferring Sage Data to New Computer

  • In Sage 50, go to File and click on Properties.
  • Note the Location and Company File name.
  • Copy the .saj folder and file to an external media device.
  • Now copy and paste the .saj folder and .sai file on the new computer.
  • Next, open Sage 50 to the welcome screen.
  • Choose ‘Select an existing company’ and open your company

Transferring Sage Data Backup

  • Create a backup and save it on an external media device.
  • Connect it to your new computer and click Next.
  • Browse to the directory where the backup file is saved.
  • Select Open.
  • Enter the name of the new file and click Save.
  • Select Next and then select Finish to complete the process.

Please Note- if you are using Sage 50 Quantum or Premium, use the single user mode, by navigating to sysadmin

  • Now go to File
  • Click on Back  up
  • Store it on an external device.
  • Connect the device to the new computer where you want to transfer your data to
  • Click Next.
  • Go to the location where you have stored your backup file.
  • Click on the Open tab
  • Give your file an appropriate name
  • Click on Save

Please Note- do not save the file in the .SAJ folder as it stores the Sage 50 backup as a default

  • Click Next
  • Tab on Finish to end the procedure.

How do I Transfer My Sage 50 to a New Computer or Server?

There are times when you need to ‘transfer’ or migrate all the Sage 50 installer files and data over to a new system. To do this, you will need to follow the below steps:

Option 1: Using a Sage 50 Backup

  • Start by Creating the backup and save it to an external media device.
  • Now Restore the backup on the new system

Option 2: To Locate your Data Folder and File

  • Go to Sage 50, 
  • Next, go to File
  • Now click on Properties.
  • Note the Location and Company File name
    • Refer to How to find my company file
  • Next, Copy the.SAJ folder and the.SAI file to an external media device
    • Take note that the folder and file will have the same name. IE. “Acme Rockets Inc. saj” (folder) and “Acme Rockets Inc. sai” (file)
  • Now Copy and paste the .saj folder and .sai file onto the new PC. (Example: C:\Accounting Data).
  • Launch Sage 50 over to the welcome screen

Option 3: Using Remote Data Access to Share File

  • Navigate to File, Connect to a Shared Company.
  • Once prompted, enter your Sage account email address.
  •  In case you do not have a Sage account, you need to create one
    • Note: You need to ask the sender to invite you again using the preferred email address If you’re invited to work in a shared company and have a different Sage account, or if you want to use another email address,
  • Click Select the company you want to access in the Shared Companies window.
  • Click Connect to download the company file

How to move several Company Data Folders from One Server to another

  • Go to the old server, copy your company data folders and the Forms folder,
  • Next Transfer the company data folders using Flash Drive, CD or shared folder.
  • Now Paste the folders into the data path of the new server or the system allowing it to over-write the Forms folder.

If you receive Error: “Sage 50 cannot connect to its database Pervasive on computer [old server name]”, the locator file ~pvsw~.loc file contains a reference to the old server. To resolve the error, delete the ~pvsw~. loc file from each company folder, and then open the company in Sage 50.

Note: In case the user has only a few companies, then you can also restore your companies' backup files to the new server.

How do I Move Archived Companies to a New Company Data Folder?

  • Navigate to the location of the original company. 
  • Now Copy the Archives folder from the original location and Paste the Archives folder into the location of your newly restored company.
  • The Archives will now be available from the Open Archives dialog
Note: This process will not work for rebuilt companies and the archive will have to continue to be opened through the old company

Also Read-: Sage 50 to Sage 100 Data Migration

Final Words!

After following the above steps you can easily transfer the Sage 50 data from one computer to another computer. If you have any questions or have any doubt, You can email at [email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What are the Things Which You Need to keep Handy?

You are required to be ready with Sage Serial number and Activation Key, and Account number.

While Transferring Sage 50 Data Do We Need Also to Take Care of the System Requirements as Well?

Yes, the new computer where the data is going to be sent should match the minimum system required for Sage 50.

How to Transfer the Backup or Company File to Another Computer?

It can be transferred using any external storage device.

While Performing the Above Steps I am Having Some Technical Issues, What to Do?

If any error or trouble is appearing, immediately dial and get in touch with experts.

Is it Necessary to Meet the Sage 50 System Requirements Before Transferring Data to Another Computer?

Yes. It is absolutely necessary. The computer where you want to transfer  Sage 50 data to must adhere to the minimum system requirements to install Sage 50 software.

What Type of Companies is Sage 50 More Useful For?

Sage 50 is considered more useful for comparatively smaller companies that do not expect an influx of over 10 users at a particular point in time.

Which one is Better? Sage 50 or Sage 100?

Both are useful software for businesses. However, Sage 100 is a true ERP system and if you need more functionality to match your business growth, it has more to offer you.

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