Published By: John Doe | 11 Mar 2020



QuickBooks is a widely used accounting software that stores an endless amount of data in it. That data can be corrupted or misplaced, and thus keeping a backup of the company file is a must. So before your file gets corrupted, or even it already has, let’s have a look at how we can backup or restore the company file in QuickBooks. You can follow the below-mentioned method in order to fix the glitch. And if you get stuck anywhere, you can get in touch with customer care executives on the QuickBooks customer care number, who will assist all your queries.

Method 1: By creating, a backup company file

? Manually

There is no harm in doing it by yourself then there is no issue, you can back up your company files yourself anytime:

  • Open QuickBooks and go to the ‘File’ menu.
  • Select the ‘Switch to Single-User Mode’ tab.
  • Then by going to the ‘File’ menu again, hover over ‘Back up Company.’
  • Select the ‘Create Local Backup’ tab.
  • A window box will appear, choose ‘Local Backup,’ and click on ‘Next.’
  • Now in the ‘Local Backup Only’ section, select the ‘Browse’ button and choose where you want to save your company backup file.
  • And when you are ready, select ‘OK’ and ‘Save it now’ button.

? Automatically

Instead of manually giving your time and energy, you can let QuickBooks, automatically backup your company file:

  • Open QuickBooks, go to the ‘File’ menu, and select ‘Switch to Single-User Mode.’
  • Again, go to the ‘File’ menu and by going on ‘Back Up Company,’ select ‘Create Local Backup.’
  • A window will pop up, select ‘Local Backup,’ and then click on ‘Next.’
  • Now in the ‘Local Backup Only section,’ select the ‘Browse’ tab and choose where you want to save your company backup file.
  • Then after completing the verification, select ‘OK.’
  • Now select ‘Save it now and schedule future backups’ tab and then click on ‘Next.’
  • Select the ‘Save backup copy automatically when I close my computer file’ checkbox.
  • After the scheduling is done, click on ‘OK.’
  • Give your credentials, and when you are ready to create your backup, select the ‘Finish’ tab.

Method 2: By adjusting your back up settings

Whether to take when you last backed up your company file or make changes to your backup preferences, it is just a few steps process:

? To see when you last backed up your company file

  • Go to the ‘File’ menu
  • Hover over the ‘Back up Company’ tab
  • Check the date and time at the top of the menu

? To change your backup preferences

  • Go to the ‘File’ menu
  • Hover over the ‘Back up Company’ tab
  • Select ‘Create Local Backup’
  • Go to the ‘Options’ tab
  • Make your changes according to your preference and select ‘OK.’

Now in order to restore your backup, there is nothing much you have to do. As you have the backup company file, you can simply use it to restore your company file. All you need to pay attention to is that the file has a “.qbb” extension at the end of the file name. And in case you face any issue while following the above-given steps, you can reach out to our team of experts at the QuickBooks customer service number, who are there to assist you 24*7.