It is highly recommended that you back up your Payroll created files to a Thumb Drive/CD/Dvd/External HD etc.. at least once or twice a month. Do not backup the software files. Only user/employee files.
From Windows Explorer or My Computer find the necessary files, they will be in the default folder called: C:\Program Files\Payroll 200X. Drag and copy to your external media.
The files are small in size and can easily be copied back into your folder: C:\Program Files\Payroll 200X by dragging them off of the backup media with your mouse from Windows Explorer.
Note: Any file that you put on a CD will become "Read only" and the attribute MUST be removed when you copy it back to your hard drive. See "Restore".
Backup ONLY user/employee files that where created by the program such as:
Depending on their status, more/different extension types will exist. Copy them as well.