How to Backup and Restore a Portable Co. File in QuickBooks

Two articles ago I described to you the difference between the portable and backup of a company file. Now I’m going to show you how to backup the portable company file and restore it. If you do not have the Backup Icon on your Icon Menu, then go to the Menu Bar/File and choose Save Copy of Backup. This will open up the window as displayed on the left. Click on the button beside...

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The Difference Between a QuickBooks Backup and Portable Copy

When you backup your company file, QuickBooks creates everything that it needs to re-create it.  That means all images, logo’s, letters, templates and transaction log. If you happen to lose or damage this file, you can completely restore this from your backup file which has a file extension of .qbb. This file is usually quite large and is not meant to be emailed or used to temporarily...

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QuickBooks Quik Tip – Damaged Backup File

The other day while working on a client’s company file, I discovered a damaged file that had been emailed to me. He had chosen Backup copy instead of Portable company file, but that still shouldn’t have caused a problem with restoring it. When I tried to do the restore, I kept getting an error message that read restored failed. So when this happens, how do you know if the QuickBooks...

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