How can I access an old backup copy? My current password is not working to open it. I need to file the first and second quarter 941s for 2010.

The 941s were never filed.  I need to access the information so that I can write it into forms and file them.


We'll reset your password first before restoring your company file, summerbreezehaven.

The file you're trying to restore probably has a different password compared to what you're using today. That's why you can't restore the copy of the old file. Let's go ahead and reset the Admin password by following the steps in this article: Use the Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop.

Once done, you can now restore the backup copy and upgrade the file to work with your current QuickBooks version. To access your 941 data for the second quarter of 2010, you can run the Payroll Summary Report. Filter the date so it'll show the payroll details you need.

Here's how:

  1. Click Reports at the top.
  2. Click Employees & Payroll, and then select Payroll Summary.
  3. Change the Dates.
  4. You can customize the report by clicking the Customize Report button in the upper left-hand corner.
  5. Click the Filters tab to add or remove the columns displayed on the report.
  6. Click OK.

There you have it. Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions on this.

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