This article guides you through the steps in restoring a backup copy of your company file.

Reminder: Once a company file has been converted to a later version of QuickBooks, it cannot be opened in any earlier version. If you want to view data that predates a conversion to a new QuickBooks version and you made a backup of the old company file before doing the conversion, you can restore the old backup file in the earlier version of QuickBooks. You must reenter any information you have entered in QuickBooks since the conversion to bring your accounts up to date.

To restore your company file from a backup:

  1. From the QuickBooks File menu, click Open or Restore Company.
  2. Select Open or Restore a Backup Copy then Next.
  3. Select Local Backup and Next.
  4. From the Look In drop-down, choose the location of the back up file.
  5. Select the backup file (the file name should appear as [Company Name].qbb.).
  6. Click Open > Next.
  7. From the Save-in drop-down, choose the location where you want to restore the file.
  8. In the File name field, type a new file name. Note that Save as type field should automatically populate QuickBooks Files (*.QBW).
  9. Click Save then carefully read and respond to any messages that appear before restoration begins.

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