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How to Move ezPaycheck Payroll Software to a New Computer If the Old Computer Is Crashed

  • If your computer is crash, you can follow the steps below to transfer ezPaycheck payroll data.

  • If ezPaycheck is still running on your computer, please follow this guide to transfer ezPaycheck to a new computer..

  • Step 1: Log on the new computer as administrator, download and install ezPaycheck payroll software on the new computer. (You need to have the administrator permission to install the MICR fonts.)

    Download link:

    Step 2: Enter ezPaycheck license key.

    Start ezPaycheck, click the top menu "Help" then click the sub menu "register/unregister license key" to register the license key.

  • If you purchased ezPaycheck previous version(ie: ezPaycheck 2023) and need to use ezPaycheck 2024 version on the new computer, you need to purchase a new license.

  • License key issue and solution

  • Lost Key
  • Please check the message your received after the transaction was completed. If you need assistance, please mention one the choices below so we can retrieve your key information.
  • the email you used for that transaction
  • the buyer name and address (no credit card information needed)
  • the transaction ID
  • the receipt ID

    Step 3: Copy the .mdb database file(s) from the old computer to the USB disk

    - Connect to the hard driver of your old computer

    - Open data folder. The default data folder is

    - Insert the USB disk and copy the .mdb file(s) to the USB disk

    Note: Do not open the .mdb file with MS Access or other application. You need to read the backup data with ezPaycheck payroll software. Please follow step 4 and 5 to read the data.

    Step 4: Close ezPaycheck software on the new computer. Copy the .mdb database file(s) from the USB disk to the data folder on your new computer.

    Option 1: If you just have one database file to transfer, you can use the database restore function by clicking ezPaycheck top menu "Company->Restore Company".

    Option 2: If you need to transfer multiple database files, you can insert the USB and copy the .mdb files to the new computer manually.
    The default data folder is

    Step 5: Switch the account and view data.

    Open ezPaycheck on the new computer, then click the top menu "Accounts->Select Company". You will see the database files in the list. You can select the new database file from the list and click the OK button to set it as the current database file.

    Step 6: Change the "list after date" to view more paychecks if needed

    More information:

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    ezPaycheck Makes 2024 Payroll An Easy, In-House Task!

    (For Windows and Mac)

  • Trusted by Thousands for Two decades.
  • Calculate Federal & State Taxes, Print Paychecks, Print W2, W3, 941, 943 and 940.
  • User-friendly, Easy-to-use
  • No monthly fee. No hidden cost.

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    Related Links:

  • ezPaycheck Quick Start Guide

  • How a add a new company account

  • How to handle both employees and contractors

  • How to handle restaurant tips

  • How to add a custom deduction and withhold it from each paycheck automatically

  • How to handle local taxes

  • How to handle State Disability Insurance (SDI)

  • How to print paycheck in different formats: check-on-top, check-in-middle, check-at-bottom or 3-per-page

  • How to print paycheck on blank stock

  • How to print paycheck on pre-printed checks

  • How to print paycheck with company logo

  • How to adjust check printing position

  • Sample Paychecks