Sage 50 Error: “Unable To Open Company “

In Sage 50, there are many reasons that cause the problem in opening the company file or Sage 50 Won’t Open Company. You must be aware of all the reasons and their solutions. So, the error messages that you get while opening the company file are as follows:-

Sage 50 Won't Open Company

Sage Company File Not Opening
  • “Unable to open the company file.”
  • “Cannot open the company file. The required data file is missing.”
  • When clicking on the OK button in the prompt of the log then the company won’t open
  • “You cannot open this company file, there is an error in connecting to the database.”

Causes for Sage won’t open after the upgrade

Many causes of the Sage 50 Program Won’t Open are there but here you get to know some of them. These are as follows:-

  • .DDF files are damaged
  • Antivirus is blocking the data access
  • You have not closed all the background programs
  • Your Windows Operating System is out-dated
  • The company file is not in the location that you are trying to open
  • The data is locked
  • Company data is not in the system and is moved to another system
  • The server connection is lost
  • You set the network as public.

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How To Fix Sage 50 Won’t Open Company File Issue?

The solutions to sort out the Sage 50 won’t open the company file

There are various solutions that you can do to settle down the error of the company that is not opening your Sage 50 account. Below are some of the solutions that you must opt for to fix it. Choose any one solution and then implement it then if it doesn’t work for you then go with another solution.

  1. The company is not on the correct path or location
  2. Unlock the Mysqld.exe that is locked in the task manager
  3. The data file is on the server system
  4. Rename the .DAT files and remove them .DDF files
  5. The software version is not updated
  6. The data files are in the location- C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\
  7. Verify the path of the file in your system
  8. Must check the issue of ODBC
  9. Restore the backup data as the data is corrupted
  10. Restart the pervasive
  11. Restore your system to factory reset if it is new
  12. The system must have a connection manager that hosts the company data
  13. If the system is old then restore the point
  14. Show all the files that are hidden in the folder .SAJ
  15. The connection of the network is down
  16. New Release is not updated yet
  17. Make the network connection Private in your system
  18. The company file is not updated according to the software version
  19. Removed or missing files in the folder
  20. Configure the permissions of the antivirus
  21. The icon of the software is not correct change it
  22. Run the program as an administrator.

Things needed before Proceeding with troubleshooting Sage 50 Won’t Open Company File

  • Stop the real-time scanning of antivirus software.
  • Disable all VPNs.
  • If the sample company doesn’t open:
    • One way to make sure Malwarebytes is installed correctly is to uninstall and reinstall it. Verify that the sample company opens by changing your browser’s settings.
    • If a paid version of AVG or Avast is installed

Solution Steps of Sage 50 Won’t Open Company file issue

If you’re using Sage 50, you may encounter problems when opening files. Here you know how to solve the error “Unable to open company file” when opening data that is not being converted to a new version.

Sage 50 Won't Open Company
Sage 50 Won’t Open Company

Step 1: Start the Sage 50 Program as an Administrator

  1. First, close the Sage 50 software.
  2. From the Sage 50 icon, right-click on it and select Properties.
  3. Now choose the option for Administrator option.
  4. Next, open the Company File.
  5. Locate the content that you want to move and then click on the Add Permissions button in the file’s toolbar.
  6. Now, you’ll need to copy the SAJ folder and SAI files to the C drive.
  7. Open the user permissions settings and scroll down to find an option called “Everyone.”
  8. Ensure that there is no hidden content in the SAJ file folder.
  9. Re-open the data file.

Step 2: Confirm that the File is on Sage Drive or Remote Data Access (RDA)

To download the data file from Remote Data Access, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Welcome screen.
  2. Connect to a shared company by clicking the connect button.
  3. If you need to sort or filter a company, select the appropriate company checkbox.
  4. Click the Connect button.

Step 3: Maximum user already logged in through Remote Data Access

If the file is shared using Remote Data Access and the maximum number of users are already logged in, this error will occur if another user tries to log in. Today, many people use remote data access through their browsers, so it’s important to know about these types of errors so you can fix them early on.

  1. To see how many users can simultaneously log in
    • Open the Sage 50 software and go to help, about sage 50
    • Click Support Info
    • The new screen will list the number of users on its top left.
    • If you want to verify the number of users, go to File > View All Users.
  2. If the maximum number of users are already logged in, one user must log out before another can log in to that specific company file.
  3. Confirm that the people registered for your subscription all have the correct serial number. If they don’t, it could be because your subscription doesn’t support the number of people you were expecting.
    • Go to Help, Upgrade your Sage 50 Product
    • Please enter your Account ID and Serial Number
    • If you are connected to the internet and want to retrieve your key code, please open Sage 50 and press OK.
    • If you are not connected to the internet, you can enter the Keycode manually.
    • If you are connected to the internet then the key code will be added automatically
    • Press OK when you’re ready to complete activation.

Step 4: mysqld.exe locked in Task Manager

  1. On a network, always make sure the users are completely logged out of Sage 50 and open Task Manager on the server.
  2. Ensure users from all show processes are selected, and end all instances of the mysqld.exe process under the processes tab.
  3. After your process has finished, try to open the company file again on your workstations.
  4. If you’re on a standalone, make sure Sage 50 is closed down. Make sure that Task Manager is open and shows processes from all users selected. Close any mysqld.exe processes that appear in the list of running tasks.

Step 5: Your data may be corrupt

  1. To start, restore the corrupted files from your backup.
  2. If you ever need to open your company file and have not made a backup, now you can.
  3. It’s best to seek assistance from experienced aspirants, who will be more likely able to repair your data.

Step 6: You have hidden or missing files or folders

  1. Open the company file location.
  2. Open up the Saj folder and verify that the files and folders are there.

Step 7: Your Sage 50 version is up-to-date

  1. Be sure to download the latest version.
  2. Install the update manually on your PC by navigating to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sage Software\Simply Accounting\Download.

Step 8: Check the network connection

  1. Make sure that you have access to the assigned drive where your data files are located.
  2. If you’re running the files over a network and don’t have access to the network drive that was mapped or you’ve lost connection to the network drives.
  3. Move data to a new location on your hard drive and add permission options.
  4. Copy the .SAI file and the .SAJ folder to the root of the C drive and add everyone for the user permission settings.
  5. Make sure all of the Sage 50 files are closed.
  6. Open the data file again.

Step 9: Confirm that your network connection is private

  1. Right-click on your Network connection icon and click on “Network and Sharing.”
  2. Check the status of any WiFi network to verify that it is Private/home/work/domain and not public.
  3. If a status says public, change it to private.

Step 10: Wrong Icon

  1. Make sure you are using the correct icon for your application.
  2. In order to view the new version, you will need to unpin (right-click and select “unpin from taskbar”) and then pin the new version (right-click the desktop shortcut and pin it to the taskbar).

Step 11: Filename

  1. When saving your document, shorten the file name, removing any special characters and dots.
  2. If the name of a SAJ instance or SAI instance does not match the corresponding TA, rename both the SAJ name and the SAI name to match.
    • (e.g. TA.SAJ, TA.SAI), then open the file again

Support Company File Not Opening Sage 50 Pro, Premium, Quantum

Above, you get all the reasons that caused Sage 50 won’t open the company and also the solutions that can resolve the Sage 50 Crashes while opening the issue according to the reasons. Choose the solution according to the reason of cause and then do it properly to get rid of the problem.

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