External Drive Backups

Last modified by Peytience S on 2023/11/01 21:38

Question: How can I get a backup for payroll on external device for safe keeping?

Answer: Follow the instructions below.

  • With your payroll program closed open your hard drive and go into your "Documents" folder.
  • Go into the "Payroll Backups" folder located there.
  • Highlight the folder with your company name on it.
  • Go to the "File" menu and select "Compress", or it could say "Create Archive Of", this will create a copy of the folder with an extension of ".zip" on the end.
  • Copy the zipped file to the desired external device.

You can also use the Time Machine® program that is already installed on Mac computers. It creates a complete backup of your computer automatically once set up. An external drive or backup location is needed.

Related Pages:

Creating Manual Backups

FAQ: How do I create a backup manually?

Restoring onto a Different Computer

FAQ: How do I restore from a backup onto a different computer?

Keeping Old Backups

FAQ: There are several months/years of backups for payroll. Do I have to keep all of them?

Restoring into an Existing Company

FAQ: How do I restore from a backup into an existing company?

Backup Location

FAQ: Where does payroll back up to?