Using Windows Explorer, look at the size of your payroll data files. Follow the path indicated in the lower left corner of the Payroll Command Center to locate the payroll data set. If any of the .PR files is extremely large, i.e. 300+MB, do the following:
- Try to copy the folder to another part of the computer–if there is room. This will ensure some sort of backup. If this is not possible, make sure that you have printed all necessary reports to reconstruct payroll, if necessary.
- Hold down the Ctrl key while opening the company in the Payroll program.
- Make a new backup using the Payroll program.
- If you were successful in copying the folder to another part of your computer prior to trimming back the file sizes, delete the copied folder from your computer.
This will work on version 7.7.x and higher.