How do I restore backup for Quickbooks Pro 2004. Hard drive crashed so re-installed. Now I cannot restore backup.

My backup (.QBB) is on a flash drive. It will not open using File -> Restore. Moved a copy of backup to my desktop and still cannot restore.


I can guide you on how to restore your previous company file in QuickBooks, brianhawki.

Instead of using the standard Restore command, you can use the Restore Backup For Earlier QuickBooks Version utility. This way, you can restore the backup copy for QuickBooks Pro 2004. 

Here's how: 

  1. Go to File and select Utilities.
  2. Choose Restore Backup For Earlier QuickBooks Version and select (...) button next to the Backup filename field.
  3. Select the backup company file and click Open.
  4. Choose the (...) button next to the Restored filename field.
  5. From the Save in drop-down, select the folder where you want to save the restored company file.
  6. In the File name field, enter a unique name for the restored file to avoid overwriting an existing company file and select Save.
  7. Click on OK.

For more details about restoring a backup company file, you can check out this article: Restore a backup company file.

Just leave a comment below if you have more questions. Thanks!

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