How to Perform a Manual Backup of your QBF Desktop company file


  1. Click File.

  1. Click Back Up Company.

  1. Click Create Local Backup.

  1. Click on Local backup.

  1. Click on Options.

  1. Click on Browse.

  1. Drill down and select the folder that you wish to save the backups to and then click on OK.

  1. The next option to select is the option named Add the date and time of the backup to the file name (recommended).

  1. The next option to select is the option named Limit the number of backup copies in this folder to.

  1. You also have the ability to choose how many backups are going to be kept by entering a value in the box show below.


  1. The next option you can choose to use is named Remind me to back up when I close my company file every X times. This option allows you to have the application remind you to backup your company file after the company file has been closed a specific number of times that you choose.

  1. The last option that you need to choose is the verify data during backup option. We recommend that you choose the option named Complete verification (single-user mode only).

  1. Click on OK.

  1. Click on Finish to perform the manual backup.

  1. You will then be presented with a notification that the manual backup has completed. Click on OK to continue.

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