Intuit Data Protect (IDP) is a subscription service that backs up your files to protect them from loss or damage due to computer virus or malware, laptop theft, file corruption, fire, and so on. Your files are automatically backed up online over the Internet once a day, every day, at an automatically selected time to an offsite location.

You can choose to back up just your QuickBooks company file (Company Data plan), or you can back up multiple QuickBooks Desktop files and any other data on your computer (Entire PC plan).


Critical Internet Explorer update needed

To provide greater security and stability, all connections used by QuickBooks Desktop to access Intuit services will need to meet certain system requirements after May 31, 2018. Make sure your Internet Explorer uses TLS 1.2 to keep features like Payroll, Online Banking, and Payments working.

To learn more about this, see Operating System, Internet Explorer and .Net framework requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2016 and later.

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Troubleshoot IDP issues

If you are having any issue with Intuit Data Protect, be sure to check out Troubleshoot Common Intuit Data Protect (IDP) Problems.