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How to Move Sage 50 To New Computer

How to Move Sage 50 To New Computer

Why You Need to Move Sage 50 To New Computer & How to Perform It?

An upgraded version of Sage 50 is equipped with various new features like Mobile Invoicing, Remote Access, Cloud Backup and Web Based E-mail Support. There are various other new tools and features that provide Sage 50 an edge over other accounting software present in the market.

What are the Reasons of Moving Your Sage 50 to New Computer

One Of the Main Reason of Moving Sage 50 Accounting Software to a New Computer can Be that the Computer you are working on has become old and is unable to update to the new version. Mentioned Below are a few more reasons to Move Sage 50 to New Computer.

  • Simply purchased a new computer and moving data to new computer.
  • Update/Upgrade version of Sage 50 is not supporting current/older version.
  • Windows in Current Computer is corrupt and want to install new windows.

There can be various other reasons behind moving Sage 50/data files to new computer. These reasons can be very technical and functional reasons.

What are the Following Steps You Need to Perform Before Move Sage 50 To New Computer

Prepare: Before you move Sage 50 to new computer system, you need to check following system.

Step One: Check that your software meets new system’s requirements for Sage 50.

Before Moving Sage 50 to a new Computer, make sure you have met all System Requirements. Given Below are the few System Requirements to be followed:

  • RAM 2 GB or for 64-bit operating system – 4 GB.
  • Processor 2GHz or higher.
  • Disk Space minimum 5GB.
  • 100mbps minimum or 1Gbps network.
  • Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 (for hi resolution or 4K monitors)
  • Go to menu Bar, click on Help –> select About and then take the note of the following information

Step Two: You Need to Have All Information on License

You must have all the Information on your License and keep in mind your Account Number. Read Below about all the Important Information Required to Move Sage 50 To a New Computer.

  • Take note of Serial Number, Activation Key and your Account Number (If you are on subscription).
  • Keep Check on Data Location – If you have more than One company on Sage 50. You need to repeat for all company file.
    • If you have data stored in C:\ Drive or some other local drive in your system, take backup of all your company files.
    • If data is stored in your network, get permission to your data folder. You may need to contact your IT support team for permission.
  • To access your data through Sage Drive, make handy your Sage ID, e-mail & password and the encryption password that you have entered for the first time.
  • Log-in to your new system as an administrator.

Step Three: Take Backup on Your Current/Older System

Once You have Decided to Move Sage 50 To a New Computer, Before Starting to Move the Software, You have to Backup all the Data that was on the Older Computer.

  • You need to ensure that you have successfully taken backup, Check Your Data to make sure that there is no error.
  • You have check this for all company files to check that there is no error. It is recommended that you take backup on any external drive like shared drive or memory stick, so that you can transfer all the data very easily without error.
  • Once you run Check Date, you will get information if there is any error in the company file or not. If there is any error, report the error for resolution before installing new software.

How to Transfer Sage 50 to New Computer

There are few certain steps to Transfer Sage 50 to New Computer, Which are mentioned below:

You need to Install Sage 50 to new computer, If you find any difficulty in installing Sage 50. You can refer to this page.

Transferring Your Data File
First you should start by transferring all your data to a secure file location so, you easily access it when required. Written Below is the process for how to transfer your data file:
💠 Go to File >> Properties in Sage 50
💠 Please Note Down The Company File Name & Location

To find company file, Follow Mentioned Below Steps:

Total Time: 12 minutes

  1. Step One

    I can open the file in sage 50 but I need to find the location
    To Save Sage 50 to a new computer first you nee to find a safe location first to save the Sage 50 File. Given Below are the steps to find the location:
    💠 Select File >>properties to display the file name and location
    💠 Click on Hyperlink
    💠 You can see the direct file location in a Windows Explorer window

  2. Step Two

    I can’t find the location
    If you are unable to find the location follow the steps given below to find the location:
    💠 In the company open window, select the inverted triangle in the filename box
    💠 Below the file name, you can see the locations from where the file was earlier accessed.
    💠 Select the file and click on open.

  3. Step Three

    Using the command prompt
    Moving the Sage 50 Accounting Software to a New Computer can also be done by using the command prompt, given below are the process of how to use the command prompt:
    💠 Press Window key +R together to open Run window
    💠 Type in cmd and press ok
    💠 Enter dir/s/p C:\*.sai, then press enter key.
    🔹 — Copy the .saj folder and .sai file to an external media device.
    🔹 — Copy paste the .saj folder & .sai file to on to a new computer
    🔹 — Open sage 50 to the welcome screen
    🔹 — Choose select an existing company and open your company file.

How to Transfer Sage 50 Company File and Data to a New Computer

When a User Purchases a New Computer and Starts Working on it, Moving or Transfer important Data or Files is what they focus on first. If The Data is transferred without any issues easily, it will become easy for the user working with Sage 50 Software.

Data File Transfer to New Computer:

To Transfer your Company File and Data to a New Computer, Transfer the Data File Following the Given Procedure Below:

  • The User has to open Sage 50 then go to File and Choose Properties
  • Remember the Location and Company Name

Step 1: User can Open Sage 50 but needs to Find Location

To Open Sage 50 the you need to find a location to save the Sage 50 File. Keep Reading Below to Know how to Find the location

  • The User Opens Sage 50 and after that has to go to File and Choose Properties, which displays the file name and location
  • In the Windows Explorer the direct file is located by clicking on the hyperlink

Step 2: User Could not Find Location

If You are unable to find the location, given below are the steps to follow to locate the file:

  • From the File Name Box, Choose the inverted triangle
  • The Location where the file was last accessed is below the file name
  • Open the File

Step 3: Using the Command Prompt

You can also Transfer Sage 50 to a new Computer By Using the Command Prompt. Read the Following Steps Given below on How can you work with the Command Prompt.

  • Open the Run Window by Pressing the Windows + R Key together
  • Type in CMD
  • Enter dir/s/p C:\* sai
  • To an external media device, Copy the .SAJ folder and SAI file and move it to the new computer
  • Open Sage 50 and then choose the existing company and open company file




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