''the program can't start because ace.dll is missing from your computer ''

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''the program can't start because ace.dll is missing from your computer '' came up when I tried to open my reckon premier 2016 today. How can I fix this issue and keep the company files alive. So scare that all the files will disappear if I re-install the problem. Thanks a lot.
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Posted 1 year ago

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Rav, Community Manager

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Hi there,

Unfortunately, a re-installation is most likely the easiest way of restoring the missing DLL.
Have there been any changes to your system or anti-virus since the last time you were able launch the program successfully?

The data file is seperate to the program files so you won't lose your company file when performing a re-installation. As always however, it's very important to make backups.
Hi Ray, Thanks for the quick answer. I did not change the system or anti-virus since last time I used the program. Can you please let me know how to re-installed?

Thanks again. 
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Hi MasterMade,

Check out our KB here on how to perform a clean uninstall & reinstall, make sure to save at least a couple of copies of your data file and store them in a seperate location -

Performing a clean un-install and re-install of Reckon Accounts Business