How to Backup your file?

How to Backup your file?

 How to create a MYOB File backup

  1. Firstly, open your MYOB file.
  2. Click on the File menu, and go down to Back Up

  3. If prompted please make sure that you Backup Company File only.
  4. From here, you will get a new Pop Up box prompting you to select where to save the file, and whether or not you wish to have a Password. We suggest saving it to your desktop, or somewhere you are able to find it easily. We also prefer the password section is left blank, as this can cause unnecessary delays in your conversion.
  5. Once you have done this, click on Back Up

  6. If you have saved your file to the desktop, you will see a Zip folder like this.

    Please do NOT attempt to manually change the extension on your file, as this will make it unable to be opened
  7. Our recommendation is that you remove the administrator password prior to uploading the file to avoid any potential issue. (It is the Administrator password, not another user). 
NOTE: Please do not add a password to the zipped folder.

 How to create a Reckon Desktop File backup

To save the backup of your Reckon desktop file, please follow the following steps.

  1. Click on the File menu > Save Copy or Backup
  2. Select Backup Copy and click Next
  3. Select Local Backup and click Next
  4. Browse the location that you wish to save the file to eg. your Desktop

 How to create a Reckon Hosted File backup

Follow these steps to save your backup to your computer. 

  1. Click on the download icon located on the top right-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the “Look in:” drop-down menu and select “My Backup (B:) “ where your hosted backup sets are stored by default
  3. Select your Backup File or Portable Company file you want to make a local copy of
  4. The Reckon Accounts Hosted download function will automatically download your file to your web browsers default download folder location.
Here is a video regarding taking a backup that may assist.

You have successfully created a backup file and transferred it onto your local machine. Once done click on “Open Downloads folder” to navigate to the backup file.

 How to create a Quickbooks Desktop File backup

To create your backup, follow the instructions in this link or the screenshots below:
NOTE: Please do not take an Accountants backup as these cannot be used for conversion.
  1. Open the company file that you want to back up, once the company file is open go to File
  2. Go to Back-up company > Select Create Local Backup
  3. Click Next
  4. Save you your back up to the folder/drive of your choosing
  5. Select Save it now > Next
  6. Save your back-up
  7. Once done, check it is in the folder or drive where you saved it
If you have taken a QBB extension backup please send an email to with your migration ID in the subject line and your administrator password in the body of the email.

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