"Recopying" your File Name and Path to the Windows Clipboard
1099 E-Filing Overview
Applying for a Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
Checking Size of Uploaded File
FIRE System Upload: Navigating to your File
Navigating the IRS FIRE System Website
Printing Summaries and Reports
Payroll Return E-filing
E-filing Forms 94x with Payroll System
Modifying Your IRS E-file Application to E-file Forms 94x
Requirements to E-File Forms 94x
CA Forms DE 9 and DE 9C
Texas C3/C4 Employer's Quarterly Report
How do I back up/restore my data?
How do I backup to and restore from a CD or DVD?
How do I configure automatic backup?
How do I find missing backup data?
How do I move CFS programs and data to a new computer?
How do I move CFS programs and data to a new server?
How do I send client data to a colleague via email?
Why does Financial Planning Tools indicate restore database is being shared?
Why is the program not automatically backing up?
How do I download and install an update from within the program?
How do I download and install the single user version of a program?
How do I install a program or update in "safe mode?"
How do I install programs from CD?
How do I manually download and install an update?
How do I map a network drive?
How do I perform a network setup?
How do I perform a workstation setup?
What is the purpose of a network license?
Why does my desktop shortcut open the installer?
Why does the setup tell me to reboot the computer?
License Code/Firm Information
How do I change my address or firm name?
How do I edit my license code/firm information?
How does my license code work?
Where can I find my Customer ID number?
Where can I find my license code?
Why can't I call to update my firm name/address?
Why does my license code change?
Why does the installer tell me my license code is invalid?
Can I get a user’s manual for CFS programs?
Do I need a network license?
How do I contact CFS for technical support?
How do I print to a PDF?
How many computers am I licensed for?
Where can I get help for Fill-N-Print?
Where's my W2/1099 program?
Why aren't all the programs I ordered on the CD?
Why can't I order forms and envelopes over the phone?
Why didn’t you tell me to renew my programs?
Why do I need a MyCFS account?
Why does CFS no longer send renewal packets?
Instructions and Procedures
CSV Import Guidelines
Connecting to an Existing Network Database
Creating a New Network Database
Entering Data at a Client's Office
Health Insurance Compensation for 2% Owners of S-Corps
Hide/Display State Forms
Manually Importing Client Data From The Previous Year
Payroll System Database Reconstruction
Payroll System QuickBooks Import
Setting: Application Mode
Special Database Recovery Detail Instructions
Special Database Recovery Overview
Switching Between Single-User Mode and Network Mode
W2/1099: Transferring data between 1099-MISC form and 1099-NEC form
Where is the 4th Quarter 941 module for 2020?
CD install fails with message "Previous installation not found"
CFS Setup Runs Another Vendor's Installer
Error 12007 "Name not resolved" on Update from the Web
Error 12029 "Cannot Connect" on Update from the Web
Error 12031 when Downloading
Error 339 "File is not correctly registered" During Install
Error 339: CSCMD32.OCX etc failed to self-register
Error 339: THREED32.OCX is not correctly registered
Error 339: VSSPELL6.OCX failed to self-register
Error 35756 when Starting Program
Error 35761 when Attempting to Update
Error 35764 when Attempting to Update
Error 5001 on Installation
Error Message: "A previous version of [program] was not found..."
Error Message: "Not a Valid Win32 Executable"
Error Message: "Version of the application could not be determined"
Error Message: "Zip file damaged"
Move Data Process Error on Install
Setup Stalls During Full Install
Still Running Old Version after Update
Update Setup Reports File Is Locked
Update Setup Stalls
Error 16 when Printing Form
Error 2018: Page margins are too large, can't run report
Error 2019 when Printing Report
Error 429 when Printing Form
Error 482 when Trying to Print
Error 484 when Trying to Print
OCR-A (or OCR-ACFS) font is not properly installed
Program Crashes Without Error Message when Printing
"Small Fonts and Sans Serif can't be found" when Starting Program
"The feature you are trying to use..."
Error 1004: Error Accessing Database
Error 1706: No valid source could be found for product ( ). The Windows Installer cannot continue.
Error 3022 in Payroll System
Error 3031 when Restoring Payroll Data
Error 3045 in Payroll System
Error 3049 in Payroll System
Error 3050 in Payroll System
Error 3051 in Payroll System Network Installation
Error 3051 when Restoring Payroll Data
Error 3051: The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file...
Error 3075 in Payroll System
Error 3112 in Payroll System
Error 3343 in Payroll System
Error 339: component missing or not properly registered
Error 3421 when Restoring Data
Error 3633 when Starting Payroll System
Error 3800 in Payroll System
Error 380: Invalid property value
Error 381: Invalid property array index
Error 400: Form already displayed; can't show modally
Error 429: ActiveX component cannot create object
Error 429: You don't have an appropriate license to use this functionality
Error 480: Can't create AutoRedraw image
Error 48: Trouble loading DLL
Error 52: Bad file name or number
Error 5: Invalid procedure call
Error 63 and Error 380
Error 6: Overflow
Error 7 when Starting Program
Error 70: Permission Denied
Error 75: Path/File Access Error
Error 9 and Error 381
Error 9 and Error 63
Error TX4OLE invalid property value 1-900
Items "Not Saved"
Message that something "needs to be installed" or "is on CD"
Your Network Data Is Read-Only
CFS Program Interface
Federal/State Tax Planner
Quick Reference Guide
Calendar and Notes
Data File List
Field Details for Numeric Fields
Label Setup Options
Repair Client Database
Using the Editor
Firm Information Screen
Importing/Exporting Client Data
Export Client List
Generic ASCII File Client List
Importing/Exporting Client Data
Lacerte Client List
ProSystem Client List
Table of Contents
Updated by John Logue
Back up to CD or DVD
Backing up directly to CD or DVD is not supported. The data must be backed up to a folder on the hard drive, then copied onto the CD.
If you have several programs to back up, you might create a folder named TOCD. Back up from each program to an appropriately named folder within the TOCD folder. Then copy the TOCD folder to a CD.
In the CFS program's Backup dialog, navigate to the C:\TOCD folder and either use the appropriate pre-existing folder or create a new folder with a name which identifies the backup. Click NEXT, then SELECT ALL, then FINISH to complete the backup.
Follow the same procedure with other programs to add their backup folders to the TOCD folder. When all program backups have been completed, you are ready to copy the TOCD folder to a CD.
The method for writing the data to CD will vary depending upon the CD writing software and the operating system. You may be able to write to the CD using only the operating system. Open Windows (or "File") Explorer. Navigate to the TOCD folder. Right click on the folder to open the context menu, and look for the "Send to" option. If there is a CD option under Send To, use it to place the selected folder into the queue for things to be written to the CD. Then put a blank CD into the CD drive. A dialog will appear asking whether you now want to write the selected items to a CD. Follow the prompts.
If a "Send to CD" option is not available try to initiate the CD writing software by putting a blank CD in the drive. If this brings up the CD writing software, use it to indicate what is to be written to the CD. Usually, there will be two window panes. The first displays the drives on your computer; the second will contain the contents of the new CD. Open the appropriate drive in the first window pane, and navigate to the folder to be written to CD. Drag the folder from that pane to the CD contents pane. This is a copy, not a move; the data will remain in its original location on the hard drive.
When the data you wish to copy has been dragged to the second pane, start the CD write operation. There may be an icon which says "burn" or "create," or an option in the File menu to create the CD.
Restore from CD or DVD
Restoring directly from a CD may or may not work, but is generally not advised. The reason is that all files and folders on the CD have the "Read-Only" attribute set, and this attribute cannot be changed while the files are on the CD.
On the hard drive (probably the C: drive) create a folder such as C:\FROMCD. Then, using Windows ("File") Explorer, copy the entire contents of the CD to this folder.
The next step is to remove the Read-Only attribute from the files in the C:\FROMCD folder.
- Right click on folder FROMCD.
- Left click on Properties.
- At the bottom, clear the "Read-only" checkbox.
- Click Apply.
- Select "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files."
- Click OK.
- Close Properties.
You can now open each program and restore the data from the appropriate folder in the C:\FROMCD folder.