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#1 daic

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:42 PM

Hello,
I am helping a friend reformat a computer and she uses Quick Books. Personally i have never used it but my question is, to save the data is there a back up option? If i cant open the program can i navigate threw Explorer and find any saved information that way?

I dont want to lose the information, and if anyone has any insight before i delve to far into it, that would help :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:50 PM

Quick Books has it's own backup options, I believe...built into the program.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:55 PM

Thanks Louis,
If i cant manage to get the program open is there a way to navigate to the saved files?
Also, i want to make sure, using the backup option or another means, the will be no conflict in reading the file? Well shouldnt be one, correct?

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:48 PM

I cannot answer any questions about QB, other than what I've stated.

I only know that bit because a fellow I worked for used it to keep his books and he routinely backed up the business files.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

Thanks again Louis.
I was finally able to open the program and use the back up feature.
With the back up file, i can save it to a USB, reformat the computer, and then reopen and i wont have to worry about any corruption or a chance to not be able to load off the back up, correct? Dont want to risk losing the business data. I only ask since you might know since you stated you saw a friend use it a few times for this. ( Assuming when i saved it that it didnt give me any errors in its save process ).

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Edited by daic, 06 September 2009 - 08:15 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:25 PM

Well...he never had to use any backups...so I cannot say how it works.

I always thought it odd that he backed up QB but didn't bother backing up the entire system....but that was right in line with the person that he is :thumbsup:.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:40 PM

I would make more than one copy of the Quick Books data. I have used that program extensively in the past and there was one time that I was not able to use the data off of my backup disk. I never knew why, but Quick Books was unable to use that to restore the data. I was lucky as I always kept backups on more than one disk so I had another copy.

There is way too much data kept in Quick Books to have to try to recreate it so be safe and make more than one backup disk.

Edited by Stang777, 06 September 2009 - 11:42 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:28 PM

Thanks for the input you two :thumbsup: I was able to get the program back on track and loaded fine. Ill make a note to get a double save going just in case.

Thanks again
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