Adding a company using a backup

This utility can be used if your accountant/bookkeeper has been processing your payroll to date on Thesaurus Payroll Manager. Simply ask them to give you a backup for your company's payroll. This backup will contain all payroll information that the accountant has processed to date.

The backup can be restored to your own Thesaurus software. This allows you to then continue processing the payroll from wherever the accountant left off. This utility facilitates fast company setup.


  • To access this utility go to File > Restore Data Files >

  • Within the "Restore From" box choose the location of the backup you wish to restore.

  • Once you have selected the location of the backup, the company name will be read from the backup and shown on the right hand side.

  • Highlight the company name and click "Restore" - the program will automatically set up the company and restore the payroll data contained within that backup.



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