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Set Windows access permissions to share company files

Set access permissions to share your QuickBooks company files in Windows.

Detailed instructions

The easiest solution for this is to download, install and run the QuickBooks File Doctor. With a few simple steps, the File Doctor will set the correct level of file and folder sharing permissions and ensure that hosting is set up appropriately.  If you prefer, you can follow the manual steps outlined below.


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These steps are part of the Windows Operating System, which is not an Intuit product.  If you run into issues or problems with these steps, Intuit recommends you contact a qualified IT professional or Microsoft.  

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