Old version of Peachtree to newer Peachtree

I am using 99 version of peachtree. I am trying to upgrade with newer version, but question is can I restore my old backup data to newer version of peachtree? are they compatible each other? last time I spoke the sales rep, they told me I need to setup as new company?

please let me know.

 

I also need to know If I can transmit to excel? because my old version doesnt transmitted to excel

 

thanks

Message Edited by Brian922 on 01-20-2009 12:43 PM
  • You do not have to create a new company.  You need to take your last back up and restore it in the new program. I don't think that you will have trouble upgrading.  However, the program had a drastic change in 2007.  If you run your general ledger before the conversion and after the conversion and they are different, you might want to get in touch with a Certified Consultant and have them bring it up gradually for you. Many of us have many years of programs on our machines.

     

    Also, I strongly recommend that you turn back to period one (1) after the conversion. Go to File > "Data Verification".  Run this and do not cheat on the back up.  It will correct any misposted entries and errors you have had in previous versions. You should turn back to period about once a month and run "Data Verification".

  • In answer to your question about interfacing Peachtree 2009 with Excel the answer is definitely YES.

     

    With regards to the question about converting your old Peachtree data to the new program even if the new program will be on a new computer, then I would suggest that you backup your data using your current version of Peachtree.  Later, install Peachtree 2009, again if on a different computer, then open Peachtree, click on FILE and RESTORE.  You will be asked to browse or locate your existing data backup followed by a screen where you will be prompted to select one of two options -NEW COMPANY versus EXISTING COMPANY.  You should choose NEW COMPANY.  The next screen will ask if you want to Restore Company Data or Custom Forms or BOTH - choose BOTH. This will restore both your data and forms.  Following the completion of the data restore the program will start the data conversion program. Follow the prompts and then check your data reports when finished, consistent with ShirleyB's recommendations.

  • Brian,

     

    I just got done with the same procedure; upgrading from Peachtree v6 (1998) to 2009 Premium.  My job was made easier because we had (but had never used) Peachtree 2003 and 2006.  Because the file layout and database engine had changed I coverted 98 to 03 then 03 to 06 then 06 to 09.  Longest conversion was the 03 to 06, that took about 1/2 hour. 

     

    There may be easier ways to do it, but that worked like a charm for me.  And yes, while you could copy and paste into Excel, the "Excel" button in 09 is certainly much smoother. 

     

    Steve

  • Dear Steve,

     

    This is Peter which read this your forum after 2 years. I have an BIG problem to seek for your advise.

    I get an taxation reason that I need to re-active our Peachtree V6. (1998) 's data. The Journal.dat and Sortjob.dat with other files are good. However, PEACHW.exe was demage due to an virus. Since I cannot find the old installation files. Do you know where or how I can get this PEACH.EXE again ?

     

    Regards,

    Peter  , m-s-n  : andwang


    daddyj44 wrote:

    Brian,

     

    I just got done with the same procedure; upgrading from Peachtree v6 (1998) to 2009 Premium.  My job was made easier because we had (but had never used) Peachtree 2003 and 2006.  Because the file layout and database engine had changed I coverted 98 to 03 then 03 to 06 then 06 to 09.  Longest conversion was the 03 to 06, that took about 1/2 hour. 

     

    There may be easier ways to do it, but that worked like a charm for me.  And yes, while you could copy and paste into Excel, the "Excel" button in 09 is certainly much smoother. 

     

    Steve


    Dear

  • Send an e-mail to support@pcosupport.com and state clearly the exact name of your Peachtree Version 6.0 product as there were more than one flavor. 

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