When opening Credit Hound Express, the following message may appear:

'Data Files are wrong version'

Versions Applicable

Credit Hound Express for Sage 50


This is normally because Sage Accounts has been upgraded, but the settings in Credit Hound Manager have not been updated.

To resolve this, please follow the steps in this article.

To update the accounting module in Credit Hound Manager

Note: This section applies if you were previously using Credit Hound Express with Sage 50 Accounts and have upgraded to a more recent version of Sage 50 Accounts. In order to follow these steps, the required version of Sage 50 Accounts must first be installed on your computer.

  1. Start > All Programs > Draycir > Credit Hound > Tools >  Credit Hound Manager > enter the default username and password.
  2. Modules > Accounting Modules > Select the Accounting Module you wish to configure > choose the required version of Sage Accounts, for example Sage 50 Accounts v23 > select the Enable host system module check box.
  3. Default Username > enter a Sage Accounts username that can access all companies > Default Password > enter the password for that username > OK.
  4. Setup > Companies > select the company you want to upgrade > Change Accounting System Connector > Yes > select the required version of Sage Accounts, for example Sage 50 Accounts v23 > OK.
  5. Company Settings > Company Name > from the drop-down list, select the correct company > OK.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each company > close Credit Hound Manager.

You've successfully updated the accounting module and can now start using Credit Hound Express for Sage 50.

If the above does not work, or the accounting module for your version of sage cannot be found, you will need to upgrade to the latest version of Credit Hound Express for Sage 50. In this case, please contact Sage Support.