"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
Entering Data at a Client's Office
Health Insurance Compensation for 2% Owners of S-Corps
Hide/Display State Forms
Payroll System Database Reconstruction
Payroll System QuickBooks Import
Special Database Recovery Detail Instructions
Special Database Recovery Overview
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
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If you have not already done so, please read the Special Database Recovery Overview
If you are going to follow this procedure, the first step is to print this article.
You will want to make notes on it as you proceed.
Rename the database folder:
In the program, open the Configuration Options dialog.
Under Data Options is Data Path.
Below “Data path” is a white box containing the data path.
Copy that data path to a piece of paper. You will need it later.
Divide that path into two parts.
Find the last “\” in the path.
Call the part to the left the “containing folder”
Call the part to the right the “database folder.”
Hopefully the database folder looks something like PR20nnDB
where the 20nn is the year.
Bring up Windows Explorer (My Computer).
Navigate to the “containing folder” identified above. Rename the database folder.
A good choice is to rename PR20nnDB to PR20nnDI so that it can be used for input.
Remember this folder – we will call it the “Recovery input” folder.
Bring up the program.
Expect to see no clients.
Open the Configuration Options.
Check the data path. Is it the same as what you wrote on the paper earlier?
If it is not the same, then you will have to create a new database folder.
Use the drive selection and folder selection boxes to navigate to the
”containing folder” you identified earlier, eg Z:\CFSLIB\PR2010
Then click the create button to create the database folder, like PR2010DB.
Click OK to close the create operation.
Click the Save Settings button. The program will ask about creating a file – do so.
Click the Close button to exit from Configuration Options.
Now you have a good database with no client information.
Rebuild the database from the saved database:
In the program at the three window screen, click on Utilities and then on Restore Selected Clients. This brings up the navigation dialog. Use the drive selector and then fhe folders box to navigate to the “Recovery input” folder, presumably PR20nnDI
When you double-click on that folder in the folders box, the path turns blue and the NEXT button becomes un-shaded so it can be used. Click on the NEXT button.
Now the clients should be listed by name. Click on only the first client. With that client highlighted, click on the FINISH button to perform the restore.
If that restore is successful, then go back to Utilities and Restore Data and again navigate to the “Recovery input” folder. Click NEXT. This time we want to restore the rest of the clients. So click the Select All button, and then unselect the first client by holding down the control key on the keyboard while you click the left mouse button on that client. Then click FINISH to restore that set of clients.
If that is successful, you are done.
If either the restore single client or the restore of the remaining clients fails, then the Recovery Input folder will have to be modified, and the current database file must be deleted.
Close the payroll program
The next operation is to prepare the broken database for data retrieval.
Open the Recovery Input folder.
In Windows Explorer, go to the top line, the tool bar.
Click on View. Select Details.
Click on Tools.
Under Tools, click the tab for Folder Options - View tab.
(In Windows 7, Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab.)
About eight lines down is a line “Hide extentions for known file types”
Remove the check from that line.
Click the button “Apply to All Folders”.
Close the tools menu with the OK button.
In this database folder you will find maybe many folders whose names are just numbers.
But in the bottom of the folder there are some files.
Expect to find
PR20nnDT.MDB the current database file
PR20nnDT.ABK a backup made du