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Creating a Backup of a QuickBooks Company File

Note: Cloudnine performs full nightly backups of your data.

  1. Open the QuickBooks company file in single-user mode (select File > Switch to Single User Mode if the file was opened in multi-user mode).
  2. Select File > Save Copy or Backup.
  3. Select the Backup copy radio button in the Save Copy or Backup window.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the Local backup radio button.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Browse in the Backup Options screen and select a location on your company drive to save the backup file.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Use this Location in the next screen.
  10. Click Save it now when prompted to save the backup copy.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click OK to dismiss the warning about saving the backup to a remote computer.
  13. In the Save backup screen, verify that the backup will be saved to your company drive.
  14. Click Save.

QuickBooks backs up the file. The backup is accessible from your company drive (via the Cloud Files icon or the e-Dashboard). To move the backup to a local computer, simply open the Cloud Files and copy-paste the file from your company drive to the C: drive on your local computer.