If you are unable to locate your company file, then you can restore it from a recently created backup. Restoring your company file from a backup file can easily be done by just following some basic guidelines provided by Intuit. This article will provide you a complete information to restore your QuickBooks company file in QuickBooks Desktop.

Note: While downloading a file, you will be asked where you want to save the file. Make sure that you save your file to a location that you can easily remember.

How To Restore A File?

  • Run QuickBooks and from the main menu, go to File > Open or Restore Company
  • Restore the file based on its type:

Possible Errors That Can Be Faced While

Can’t find the mapped network drive (even though the drive show properly in your computer and Windows Explorer)?

This issue can occur if the Network Security set by your admin and QuickBooks Desktop is having a kind of conflict. You can consult your IT professional for further assistance.

Tips And Tricks

Forgot where you saved your file?

Don’t worry! A copy is always available in your Downloads folder. To check:

  • Open Windows Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys.
  • Go to This PC and then Downloads.
  • Click on Go from the top.
  • Choose Downloads.

Have a lot of files and don’t know which one to pick?

You can put your QuickBooks folder in Detail View to get timestamps.Here’s how:

  • Right-click anywhere in the folder.
  • Take your cursor to Sort By and select Date Modified.
  • Choose the file that has the latest date stamp.
  • Click on the Gear icon.
  • Select Sort by, then Date Modified.
  • Choose the file that has the latest date stamp.

Forgot your password?

You can always check password details in the ReadMe.doc.

Do You Have Assisted Payroll?

If you use Assisted Payroll service, there are possibilities that you can face the following error while or after restoring the file:

This QuickBooks file may be missing some of the payroll data that you have already sent to the Payroll Service.

You can resolve this issue by following the steps provided below:

  • You can restore your missing data by going into the Employees menu selecting Send Payroll Data.
  • Click on Send.

Choose Send if the Items from the Send field and make sure it contains 0 Paychecks for $0.0. You may have to send duplicate transactions to the payroll service if there are transactions listed. You can contact the QuickBooks Payroll Support Number +1-866-701-7446 to validate the items that are already sent.

How Restore Your QuickBooks Company File?

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