Find out the best way to restore your backup company file to continue your QuickBooks work properly and avoid technical barriers.

Important: When you convert your company file to the latest version of QuickBooks then that company file will not be accessible in the earlier version. If you want to access your older QuickBooks and you want to see that company file then you need to restore the backup file first which you have created earlier.

Restore a Backup Company File

To Restore a Backup Company File

  1. Navigate to the File menu and choose Open/Restore Company.
  2. Choose Restore a backup copy and hit Next.
  3. Select Local Backup and hit Next
  4. Now address the location of the backup file
  5. Select the backup file and remember, the file name should visible as [Company Name].qbb.
  6. Open that backup file and hit Next
  7. Now decide the location where you want to restore the backup file.
  8. When you save the backup file don’t forget to change the default[QuickBooks Files(*.QBW)] file name
  9. Click on Save and choose all the positive options that you will see on your screen before restoration begins.

To restore a backup for earlier QuickBooks Desktop Version (2010 and prior):

If you want to restore the backup file into your QuickBooks 2010 or prior then you can utilize the Restore Backup for earlier QuickBooks Version utility instead of doing the steps which we have mentioned above but you should have a copy of the Backup file with you.

Why should I use this tool?

The components that compress and decompresses files have altered significantly involving the later and earlier (just before 2010) versions of QuickBooks. This will make the backup files incompatible with unlike versions. This tool will make use of the company file backed up using QuickBooks 2010 and later versions to create a restored company file that one can open in QuickBooks versions ahead of 2010. Remember that the tool only works on the backup made during the earlier conversion.

To use the tool:

  1. Go directly to the File menu, then choose Utilities > Restore Backup for Earlier QuickBooks Version.
  2. Find the (…) button beside the Backup filename field.
  3. Select the backup company file, then choose open
  4. Find the (…) button beside the Restored filename field.
  5. Through the Save in the drop-down, choose the folder in which you wish to save the restored company file.
  6. Into the File name area, enter a distinctive name for the restored file in order to avoid overwriting a current company file, then choose Save.
  7. Hit “OK

Restore a backup company file even if the admin password is unknown

If you entered the wrong admin password then you will receive a message which states that “Your data has NOT been restored”. This is not a big deal you can use the Automated Password Reset Tool.

For Assisted Payroll (the US only)

All the missing payroll data will be saved in your QuickBooks but direct deposit from the vendor or DD4V transactions will not be stored when you send a zero payroll. You can contact QuickBooks Payroll Tech Support if you have any issues in your Payroll services.

Technical Support Services to Restore a Backup company file

You can trust the above steps in order to restore your backup file or in case you face any issue while doing these steps then you can take assistance from our QuickBooks Technical Support number 1888-557-5018 where our certified technicians are available 24×7 to help QuickBooks users and assure them an Error free QuickBooks software. Don’t hesitate to call us at our toll-free number and get instant support.