Moving Payroll Manager to a new computer

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1. Payroll Manager is working on my old computer but I wish to transfer it to a new computer

  • Get your data files from the old computer. Select ‘File-Utilities-Backup/Restore-Backup all Files in default folder‘ from the menu. If you already have a file open, then Payroll Manager will prompt you to close this first. You will then get a dialog that will let you chose where to save the files – browse to your chosen location – (be it a USB memory stick or whatever) and click ‘OK’. You will then see a message informing you that the backup(s) have been created.
  • Make a note of your User Licence Code. You can find this by clicking ‘Help – User Licence‘ from the main menu of Payroll Manager.
  • Install Payroll Manager on the new computer. To do this, go to the downloads page of our website, and click on the link markedĀ ‘Full Download’ on the right hand side of the page. Follow the on-screen instructions. This will install Payroll Manager on the new computer.
  • Run the program on the new computer, and enter your current User Licence Code when asked to do so.
  • Put your device (e.g. memory stick, external hard drive) onto which you backed up your payroll files into the new computer. Select ‘File-Utilities-Backup/Restore-Restore Multiple Files‘ from the menu, and select the device. The available backup files will be shown. Click on one of them, then hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and press A (which will select all the files) and then click on the Restore button. A window will appear titled ‘Browse for folder’. Payroll Manager will automatically select the correct (default) folder for restoring files to. Click ‘OK’. to A message will confirm that the files have been restored. Click ‘OK’ gain to close the screen.
  • Click on File-Open and you should see all your files.

 

2. Payroll Manager no longer works on my old computer – I wish to transfer my data to a new computer

  • Install Payroll Manager on the new computer. To do this, go to the downloads page of our website, and click on the link markedĀ ‘Full Download’ on the right hand side of the page. Follow the on-screen instructions. This will install Payroll Manager on the new computer.
  • The installation process will create a new folder called ‘Payroll’ in the ‘Documents’ folder of your computer: e.g. C:\Users\Username\Documents\Payroll. You should copy the contents of the equivalent folder from your old computer into the folder on your new computer (perhaps use a USB memory stick to do this).
  • Click on File-Open and you should see all your files.
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