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This copy of your accounts data will include ALL sub-ledgers and general ledger.

To create a copy of your data using the Archive and Restore method:

If using Attaché BI,  Attaché 18 or Attaché  19:

  1. Access your current accounts company.
  2. Select File | Archive Current Company. This begins the backup process — you can see the names of the files scroll by as they are archived. When finished, the message Data archived successfully is displayed at the bottom of the Archive screen.
  3. Create a new company for last year's data.
  4. Select File | Set Up and Delete Companies and enter a new company name (for example, Accounts 2019 - 2020)
  5. Are you sure you want to add a new company named XXX? , choose Yes
  6. The Database name and Data Path are created automatically
  7. Choose Accept (F9).
  8. Sign on to the new company.
  9. Select File | Open Company, open the new accounts company and then choose File | Restore Company from Archive. 
  10. Select the archive you created in step 2 above. 
  11. Choose File | Restore.

You now have a copy of your 2019/20 accounts data. Check that the data has restored correctly (enquire or run reports).


If using Attaché Accounts 1.17 or earlier:

  1. Access your current accounts company.
  2. Select File | Archive Current Company. This begins the backup process — you can see the names of the files scroll by as they are archived. When finished, the message Data archived successfully is displayed at the bottom of the Archive screen.
  3. Create a new company for last year's data.
  4. Select File | Set Up and Delete Companies and enter a new company name (for example, Accounts 2019-2020). 
  5. Enter a new data path (a path that does not already exist) in the Location field (for example, C:\Attache\ACCTS1920).
  6. At Allow creation of new directory?, choose Yes
  7. Choose Accept (F9).
  8. Sign on to the new company.
  9. Select File | Open Company, open the new accounts company and then choose File | Restore Company from Archive. 
  10. Select the archive you created in step 2 above.
  11. Enter the location where you wish to restore the data to. In our example this is C:\ATTACHE\ACCTS1920.
  12. Choose File | Restore.

Note: If the Data files already exist message is displayed, choose Yes.

You now have a copy of your 2019/20 accounts data. Check that the data has restored correctly (enquire or run reports).

Related resources


Creating a copy of your Attaché Data (01:43 mins Video)