How to backup and restore all SimpleTAX 1040 data

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How to backup and restore all SimpleTAX 1040 data

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This article provides information on how to back up and restore all data in SimpleTAX 1040.

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The easiest way to backup SimpleTAX 1040 is to back up the applicable XLink folder.

How to back up all SimpleTAX 1040 data

  • Insert a removable media into your computer – for example, a flash drive, thumb drive, etc.
  • In My Computer, browse to the drive where you installed the SimpleTAX 1040 program you want to backup.
  • Right-click the XlinkYY folder, where YY is the last two digits of the year of SimpleTAX 1040 you want to backup, and then click Copy.

  • In Windows Explorer, browse to the removable media drive and then click Paste on the Edit menu.

How to restore all SimpleTAX 1040 data

  • Install SimpleTAX 1040 on the computer where you want to restore the SimpleTAX 1040 data.
  • Insert the removable media into your computer.
  • In My Computer, browse to the removable media drive.
  • Right-click the applicable Xlink data folder and then click Copy.

  • Browse to the drive where you want to restore Simple Tax 1040.
  • On the Edit menu in Windows Explorer, click Paste.

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