How do I restore an Acctivate Back Up File?

If you need to restore a back up, take these steps.

From time to time, you may need to restore a backup of your Acctivate company file. All users will need to log out of Acctivate in order to restore a backup. To do this:

  1. Open Database Maintenance by going to the Start Menu -> Programs -> Acctivate -> Acctivate Database Maintenance
  2. Browse to Database -> Backup / Restore
  3. Select the ‘Restore‘ option
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4. Choose a company name from the Company drop down menu to select the Acctivate company you would like to restore. By default, the backup file will be populated as ‘ACCTivate$CompanyName.bkf’.

5. If your Backup file has a different name, click the Browse button ([…]) to navigate to the proper .bfk file location. This step can only be done from the server computer.

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6. After choosing a backup file, click the View Sets button to see a list of backup sets

7. Select the backup set to restore, then click the ‘Start Restore’ button.