Our 2021 payroll software is available for download here.

Backing up your payroll data

It is very important to take a backup to an external drive in order to protect your payroll. Taking a backup to an external drive ensures that your payroll is saved elsewhere and can be used to reinstate your payroll if you have PC breakdown or crash.

We strongly recommend NOT taking a backup locally e.g. to a folder on your C: drive as this does not protect your payroll data.

To access this utility go to File > Backup Data Files


To backup to an external directory:

  • The company you are updating will automatically be highlighted

  • Select the location to backup payroll files to e.g. memory stick, network drive, etc.

  • Click 'Backup'

  • Click 'Ok'



Dropbox is an  application which installs a Dropbox folder locally but synchronises with an online version of the same folder, allowing users to access the contents of the folder anywhere from any PC, Laptop, IPad, Smartphone, etc.
This feature will be advantageous to users, as they will be able to store company data files remotely in a secure online environment. It will also allow the owner of the folder to share access with other users.
The following link explains the main features http://www.dropbox.com/features
To back up to Dropbox, simply click on the dedicated instruction on the backup screen and the location of your Dropbox directory will automatically be detected.

Need help? Support is available at 01 8352074 or support@thesaurus.ie.

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