How to Restore a Backup from the BAK folder

First, please select your operating system from the menu below:

Windows

To restore a backup file from the BAK folder on a Windows PC, please follow these steps:

  1. Run Business Accountz. Accounting Software exclamation mark
  2. Select File>Restore a Backup.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 1

  1. Select ‘Specify a Backup file’, then click ‘Next’.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 2

  1. Click ‘Browse’.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 3

  1. The ‘Set Filename’ file browser box will appear, prompting you to locate the backup file you wish to restore.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 4

  1. Click the drop down ‘Look In’ menu arrow to search for the file’s location, and select ‘Local Disk (C:)’.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 5

  1. In the next window, click the right arrow to drag the bar across (7a, below), and double click to s elect ‘Program Files’ (7b). N.B. You may find you can see ‘Program Files’ and ‘Program Files (x86)’ in this screen. For now we will select the former.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 6

  1. In the following window, double click to select ‘Business Accountz v3’ (8a, below). N.B. If ‘Business Accountz V3’ is not visible in this window, click the ‘Up One Level’ icon (8b) to return to the previous step, select ‘Program Files (x86) and then ’Business Accountz v3’.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 7

  1. Double click ‘BAK’ to open this folder.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 8

  1. Drag the bottom right corner of the window down and to the right using the mouse to expand it (10a, below), then click the ‘Details’ icon (10b) to show more information about the files in this folder.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 9

  1. Click on the ‘Date Modified’ column header to sort the files into date order (11a, below), select your most recent backup (11b), then click ‘Set Filename’ (11c) to proceed.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 10

  1. This will return you to the ‘Specify backup file location’ screen. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 11

  1. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the backup file restoration process.
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Accounting Software business restore windows 12

Mac

To restore a backup file from the BAK folder on a Mac, please follow these steps:

  1. Run Business Accountz.
  2. Select File>Restore a Backup.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 1

  1. Select ‘Specify a Backup file’, then click ‘Next’.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 2

  1. Click ‘Browse’.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 4

  1. The ‘Set Filename’ file browser box will appear, prompting you to locate the backup file you wish to restore. By default, you should see your username in the ‘Look In’ field.
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Accounting Software restore mac 1

  1. Click the drop down ‘Look In’ menu arrow to search for the file’s location, and select ‘/’.
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Accounting Software restore mac 2

  1. In the next window, double click ‘Applications’ to select it.
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Accounting Software restore mac 3

  1. In the following window double click to s elect ‘Business Accountz v3’.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 5

  1. Double click ‘BAK’ to open this folder.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 6

  1. Click the ‘Details’ icon to show more information about the files in this folder.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 7

  1. Click on the ‘Modified’ column header to sort the files into date order (11a, below), select your most recent backup (11b), then click ‘Set Filename’ (11c) to proceed.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 8

  1. This will return you to the ‘Specify backup file location’ screen. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 9

  1. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the backup file restoration process.
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Accounting Software business restore memory stick mac 10