If you have installed a newer version on your local computer, you will need to uninstall the new version prior to installing the intermediate version. When you then try to open your local copy of your business file it will say it has already been opened in a later version but convert it so it’s compatible with the later version anyhow. Alternatively import a new copy of your un-used back up.
In addition to @Patch, the proper procedure is to create backups using Manager and then import these into new installs when migrating like these. In addition, it is recommended to frequently update Manager to more recent versions while keeping separate copies of the backups by date and version of Manager.
For example, I rename backups to include the Manager version used rather than the date as sometimes more new versions are released on a date. It would be useful if @Lubos would consider appending the version number rather than the date to backups, as the date is in any case known as part of the file info.
Follow @sharpdrivetek instructions. Version 20.9.89 converts the database once you open the business file. After that you can upgrade to today’s version. All is explained in the links he provided, so be patient and follow the steps and you will be good to go,
Hi, all. I really appreciate your help. Here’s what I did, I installed 20.9.74 and succesfully opened a .manager file from Appdata\Local on the old disk Then I created backup (it is about half the size).
Now I installed 20.9.89 and imported the backup file (I think successfully, it had no errors and the business is now there), however there is no data, only zeros.
Still, I got my data, and I can simply create a new blank business and have the old data saved for reference. So my problem is solved, thank you!
I really need your help mate, ive tried just about everything - including carefully reading all threads and systematically attempting all known solutions posted by you and others on the forum.
My backup file has the below error:
Manager data is stored in SQLite database. However it appears the file you are attempting to open is not a SQLite database."
My backup file size is: 2,232kb, i don’t think its corrupted or if it is I’m optimistic it could be repaired. - i have emailed to you directly firstname.lastname@example.org, if you could please look at the file for me i would really really really x infinity appreciate it!
I saw in some other threads version 17.12.61 could solve this but i cant find the download for this version anywhere.
I thank you for any assistance you may provide.
Ricardo - Desperately trying to help my Father recover his business files.