How to restore QuickBooks from a flash drive

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restore QuickBooks from a flash drive

Everything you would need to know about restoring QuickBooks from a flash drive is what you will find in this article. So without wasting anytime, let us start looking into methods with which you can do so.

Why to use a flash drive in restoring the QuickBooks:

Following are some reasons that support using a flash drive in restoring the QuickBooks:

  • Using a flash drive is the easiest way to create a portable QuickBooks database.
  • You can physically move the Company files between computers that are not connected to each other.

Tips and things to keep in mind before you use flash drive to restore QuickBooks:

  • There should be ample space of the flash drive before you use it for restoring the QuickBooks.
  • Always remember to create a back up copy of the database for security f your information.
  • Remember to properly eject the flash drive from your computer. This is suggested to prevent any data loss.

How to restore QuickBooks from a flash drive:

Please follow these steps to restore QuickBooks from a flash drive:

  • Insert the flash drive into the computer from which you wish to source the QuickBooks program.
  • Open the flash drive folder and paste the QuickBooks files in it.

If the QuickBooks files have a ‘.qbb’ file extension:

  • Open QuickBooks on your computer.
  • On the upper toolbar of the QuickBooks window go to ‘File.’
  • Then you need to click on ‘Restore/ Open an existing company file’ option.
  • Then click on ‘Restore a backup copy.’
  • The above step will convert the ‘.qbb’ file extension to ‘.qwb’ file extension.
  • You can now use the QuickBooks on your desired computer.

If the QuickBooks files have a ‘.qbw’ file extension:

  • Open QuickBooks on your computer.
  • On the upper toolbar of the QuickBooks window go to ‘File.’
  • Then you need to click on ‘Restore/ Open an existing company file’ option.
  • Then click on ‘Open a Company file.’

Tip: Please make sure that you save the file in a safe accessible location. You may save it in C drive and likewise places.

Please note: The backup files that you are transferring to your desired computer from the flash drive are in compressed form. You would need to extract them in a safe location on your computer in order to bring the date files into QuickBooks.

Note: While copying the data files if you’re asked whether you wish to replace the existing files, click on ‘Cancel.’ Rename the new files with a different name. Now if you will paste them, both old and new files will exist simultaneously.

Scope of Service:

We strived to assist you closely to help you to restore QuickBooks from a flash drive. In case you still feel the need of further discussion or need support, our team of experts is happy to help you. For any further issues please feel free to:

  • Call QuickBooks 24/7 Support Phone number +1-800-993-4190 .

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