Use this article to determine the location of your Point of Sale data file, installation, import template spreadsheet, store exchange files, and entitlement client data.

Note: XX stands for the version of your Point of Sale for Desktop.

File/Folder Location
Data File C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX
Point of Sale Installation and Database Server C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX
Entitlement Client installation C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 (v6 for QBPOS 10.0)
Point of Sale import template spreadsheet C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX
Entitlement Client Data *C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 (v6 for QBPOS 10.0)
Store Exchange and Ini *C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX

*The ProgramData folder is mostly hidden for all Operating Systems. You may need to try the following to see the folder:

  1. Right-click the Windows Logo and choose Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.
  3. Click View, select Show hidden files and folders, and then clear the checkbox for Hide protected operating files.
  4. Click Yes on the warning and click OK.