How to Create Quickbooks Backup File

To keep the company data safe is the most important concern of every company. When a software faces a bug and there may be chances to affect your data. So it is advised to create a backup file so that you can restore your data whenever required.In this article we have mentioned all the steps on how to create Quickbooks backup automatically or manually.

Ways to create backup file Quickbooks

As we have already mentioned that backup of your company data is very important to avoid data loss issues. The data files can be logos, templates or Quickbooks files, or anything you want to create a backup of. You can use automatic backup or manual backup. We have mentioned both stepwise.


Create a backup Manually


  • The first method that we are going to discuss is to create the backup manually. Follow the below-mentioned steps.
  • The first step is to go to the File menu then select the option to enable the single-user mode.
  • Then again go to the File menu and select the backup file option.
  • Click on the option to create backup locally.
  • Next, you will have to select a location where you want to store the data. You can use the browse option to find an appropriate location.
  • You can also define the number of backup files that you want to keep for the backup.
  • After this click on the save button to save the settings to start the process of backup.








Create Automatic Backup

  • The other method that we are going to discuss is the automatic backup provided by the Quickbooks software. Follow the steps for mentioned steps.
  • First, you need to switch from the multi user mode to single user mode.
  • Then you will have to click on the file menu and then on the backup file option.
  • Click on the option to create a backup file and select the option to create it locally.
  • Now select the location where you want to store the backup.








  • Click on the ok button. You will be provided with different options, you are required to choose accordingly. All the options are mentioned below.


First, you will have to check the time and date of the file to make sure that you can check it later.

Now you can also click on the option to get a prompt indicating that you have to create a backup and how often you can see it.

  • Now you need to review all the choices and click on the ok button.
  • Now you can select the option to create a backup now or schedule it later.
  • Click on the Ok button to save the settings.




We hope all the methods we have mentioned have helped you to create a backup of your file. You can create it easily by following all the steps of automatic or manual backup. You can also see our previous article on how to Export quickbooks online to desktop. In case you still facing any issues, you can contact us or visit our website. Our experts are ready to help you.