Where does QuickBooks keep Company Files?

QuickBooks Desktop software is very helpful in managing, recording and keeping a track of your company’s account receivables, payments, bank transfers, company’s finances and other associated data and so on.

All these are stored in Company files, and each file is stored in QuickBooks with the extension “.qbw”. But, it becomes difficult for a user to find the exact location of company files. QuickBooks store company files in different directory paths. Let us find out below where does QuickBooks keep Company Files:

Where does QuickBooks keep Company Files?

In order to search for company files in QuickBooks, you can try the following methods:

Method 1: Finding Company Files via QuickBooks located in your computer

  • On your system’s desktop, locate QuickBooks icon
  • Double click on it
  • Go to Start
  • Go to All Programs
  • Go to QuickBooks folder
  • Double-click on it
  • QuickBooks start-up screen appears
  • Search for your company file on it
  • Double-click the file’s name
  • Now, you need to press and hold the Ctrl key
  • And then press 1
  • Product Information window opens
  • Go to File Information section
  • Search for “.qbw file” in the directory path
  • Close QuickBooks.

This directory path is where your company file is located.

Method 2: Finding Company Files in QuickBooks via Window Search

  • Go to Start
  • Go to Control Panel
  • Click on Appearance and Personalization
  • Go to Folder
  • Click View
  • Go to Advanced Settings
  • Click Show hidden files, folders, and drives
  • Click Ok
  • Click Start
  • Go to Search programs and files
  • Write “*.qbw” in the field
  • You will see all the search results in the box
  • Now, right-click the “*.qbw” file

This will give the directory path of the company file in QuickBooks for future reference.

Method 3: To locate company files via c-drive

  • Click File in the menu bar
  • Open Previous Company
  • You will see the path c:\Program Files\Intuit\etc.

Basically, QuickBooks stores the users’ company files and information in the system itself, and a proper directory path is required to locate the files.

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Last modified: August 22, 2018
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