After you perform upgrades of Sage Accounts software (e.g V24 or V25) you may experience a problem within the initial ‘Select Company’ window that complains your Data path is invalid.
The exact error message alongside your company name would be something like: **** Invalid Company Directory Path ****’.
How to fix this issue:
First check the following locations and ensure they exist, depending on your version, see below:
Once you have found the path that corrresponds to your version of sage, there should be a file called ‘COMPANY’ in the directory, right click it and Open With > Notepad.
This will tell you where Sage thinks your data is. Validate this path exists by browsing to it or adjust the path as necessary.
If your Sage data is on a network:
A successful ‘select company’ window should look like the below showing the data path to the data, i.e C:\ if on local system or another drive letter if the data is shared from some other system on the network.