To Schedule a auto backup in Quick Books follow the below steps.

  1. Open your QuickBooks software. 
    >Start > Programs > QuickBooks > QuickBooks (edition)  – In the Windows Classic format.
    *(Or >Start >all Programs > QuickBooks > QuickBooks (edition) – In the Windows New “Easy Access Style” Start Menu Format.)
  2. Open your company books.
  3. Click on the “Backup” Icon.  
  4. a) In the next box click the Schedule Backup tab.  
    b) Then check the “Automatically back up when closing data file every…” box and…
    c) Set it to every “1” times.  This will create a backup each time you close the company books.  
    d) Next click the “New” button.
  5. a) Enter a description of your backup set. 
    b) Click the “Browse” Button and navigate to where you want the backup files stored.  
    c) Place a check mark in “Number of backups to keep. 
    d) Enter the number of backups you wish to keep, For Example: 3.
    e) Enter a start time that is before your Remote Data backups start time.
    f) Set this to every “1” weeks on:
    g) Place a check mark in every day.
  6. Click on the “Set Password…” Button 
  7. Enter your password, confirm your password then press “OK”.

Note: You have to do this for each company if you have more than one!

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