Sage 50 Forecasting Server File Not Found Issue – How to Fix

Last updated: November 18th, 2022
Sage 50 Forecasting Server File Not Found Issue

Sage 50 Forecasting provides you detailed and accurate financial forecasts of your business, allowing you to focus on potential business scenarios. It allows you to:

Some of the biggest benefits of the software include:

  • Predict and monitor your cash flow
  • Create accurate reports
  • Explore different scenarios
  • Create forecasts direct from data held in your Sage software

However, while using the software, you may occasionally run into issues and error messages that may require professional assistance. One such issue is Sage 50 Forecasting Server File Not Found issue. Here we will show you how to manually troubleshoot the issue.

Resolution Steps Sage 50 Forecasting Server File Not Found Issue

Step 1: Install Sage Forecasting on every computer that needs access to the server

  1. Close all software running on your computer.
  2. Insert Sage 50 Forecasting disk and click Install Server.
  3. Browse to the location where you want to store the Server File and click OK.
  4. Click Next and click Finish.

Step 2: Register Sage Forecasting

  1. Open Sage Forecasting.
  2. Enter serial number and activation key in the boxes and click OK.
  3. Select the folder containing the Server File and click OK.

Solution 3: Checking the hard drive for errors

The user can check their hard drive for any potential errors that might be there that may be causing the I/O error in Sage 50. Though there is no direct way to do so, they are able to consult their local computer technician or call Microsoft and learn how they can further check their hard disk.

Solution 4: I/O error in the file that can be safely deleted without causing corruption to any data

  • First, the user must check which files can be reindexed.
  • User must then check which files can be deleted safely without causing any corruption in the data.
  • If your app is facing an I/O error, you can delete the file from the company data folder with a few clicks. If your app isn’t able to function properly without that file, users can delete it despite the I/O error.
  • If the user does not wish to delete the data that the file contains, then they can also refer to solution 2 which is mentioned above.

Solution 5: I/O Error in a file that cannot be reindexed

  • If the error occurs in a file that cannot be reindexed, users can run the ‘Repair Company’ utility tool. This is an important step to ensure that your indexes are being properly written and not corrupting.
  • The user may receive an error message that says “The file could not be reindexed”. In this case, the user has to go to the file’s location on their workstation and then right-click on it. Clicking on the properties menu opens a different window which should tell the user how to fix the problem.
  • Should the ‘Read-Only’ option show up, it means that your file has been marked as read only by someone else. If this happens, you’ll need to run the ‘Repair Company’ tool in order to regain access to these files.
  • If the file check failed, or if it’s read-only and the second attempt fails, users will have to restore a backup made before they got the error.

Solution 6: If the file is not in the list

If a file is mentioned in the error message but isn’t found in the list already, the user should search for it online.

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