How to Move/Migrate Sage 50 Accounting Software to New Server

View two effective solutions to move Sage 50 to a new server. Check this in-depth tutorial right now!

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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Launch Server Migration Software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs >Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer...Full steps
Fix 2. Change a USB port Back-Up Sage 50 Company File on Old Computer > Install Sage 50 on the New Server Computer...Full steps

Can You Transfer Sage 50 from One Another Computer

Yes. Sage 50 allows moving this accounting software from one computer to another, including the existing Sage 50 license. We've seen some users submit their needs about installing Sage 50 on another laptop or server computer, like this:

"I originally downloaded Sage onto my laptop. I have now purchased a desktop computer and want to transfer my Sage download onto this. How do I do this?"

Migrating the Sage 50 to a new server is not a challenge by these two solutions - one is related to third-party software, the other is a step-by-step manual path to copy company files and then reinstall the software on the new device.

How Do I Migrate Sage 50 to a New Server

There are two ways to move Sage 50 accounting software - The first method is intelligent data transfer software. The other is a manual solution to back up and restore company files.

#1. Launch Server Migration Software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans

Of course, you can manually move Sage 50 with backup, reinstall the program, restore the backup file on a new computer. But we don't recommend this way that takes a lot of time. Professional data migration software can help you move Sage 50 accounting software to a new server with the company data file to save time and find an effective method. That's why we put EaseUS Todo PCTrans Technician here.

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It is a powerful server migration software to safely transfer files, applications, and domain user profiles from one Server to another one. Download software: If you have any questions, please click the free tech support button; we're always here.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans and you will be in the PC to PC interface.

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"This is New PC" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"This is Old PC" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

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Step 3. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

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Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

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If you need further guidance or online assistance for moving Sage 50 to a new device, click the chat button to reach our tech support team or get to learn more details about EaseUS Todo PCTrans:

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#2. Manually Transfer Sage 50 to New Computer or Server

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Phrase 1. Back-Up Sage 50 Company File on Old Computer

1. Run the program and open the company.

2. Click on the File tab from the top left side > Select Backup. 

3. Then the "Sage 50 Accounting - Backup" window will pop up, enter your file name and then pick a folder to store it. 

4. Click OK to back up data.

Phase 2. Install Sage 50 on the New Server Computer

Using same directory path: Recommend install path at C drive: C:\Program Files(x86) \Sage\Peachtree. If the sage accounting software stored data at C:\Sage\Peachtree\Company, it is better to use the same path on the server computer. 

How to Find Data and Program Path 

  • Open File Explorer on the old computer. 
  • Sage 50 2018 and the previous version - Follow to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Peach
  • Sage 50 2019 and higher version - Go to C:\ProgramData\Sage\Peachtree

If your install path is not the same, check to change the data path.

1. Go to the new Server, download and install Sage 50 accounting software. Please download the latest version. Check visit: Sage 50 - U.S. Edition.

2. Once the download is done, launch the installation file.

3. The prompts will ask, "Will this be the only computer running Sage 50?" Click No and click Next.

4. Move to the "Sage 50 company data files storage" window, choose "This computer is the server." Then click "Next."

5. Check the install option and proceed to the share folder. 

Choose the "Share the Folder"> Click Next.

6. Wait for installation complete, then run Sage 50 and activate it.

Tips - How Do I Change Data Path in Sage 50

Step 1. Open Sage 50 and back up your company files. After backup, close the program.

Step 2. Type Control Panel on the search bar. Please open it and click Programs and Features.

Step 3. Browse to find Sage 50. Right-click it and click on the "Uninstall."

Step 4. Reinstall the software and choose the right path. Restore backup on the newly-installed Sage 50.

Phrase 3. Restore Sage 50 Backup Company File

1. Navigate to the File tab and select the "Restore" option.

2. Locate your. PTB file, click Open, and select Next.

3. Select the restore option - Create a new company with the restored file.

4. Click Next > Choose the restore option

Four options: 

  • Company Data
  • Customized Forms
  • Web Transactions
  • Intelligence Reporting Reports or Business Intelligence Reports.

5. Next > Confirm options and select Finish.

Final Thoughts

The first data migration software is compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7. Apart from transferring the Sage accounting program from one old computer to another new one, you can apply it to free up drive space, rescue data from crashed PC, and find the product key after reinstalling Windows, Office, and Adobe.

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It's workable to enjoy the second option. Please remember to restore data on the same path. If you got any questions in the process, you could contact us by clicking the chat button.

We're looking forward to communicating with you!

About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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