QuickBooks Backup Error 2108

What is Quickbooks Error 2108 (Most Common Intuit Data Protect (IDP) Errors) & How to Fix It?

The Intuit’s Data Protect service gets most of its errors due to the mis-configured settings of Windows firewall or the QuickBooks Desktop application.

While attempting to backup your QuickBooks company file using the Intuit Data Protect (IDP) you may get this error 2108. When the QuickBooks error 2108 occurs, it is an indication that the data transfer between your PC and the Servers is no longer working properly.

Here are the best solutions to fix QuickBooks Error.

How to Resolve The QuickBooks Error 2108

Initially you will have to install the latest QuickBooks version but if that doesn’t help then you need to move to the following steps below.

Total Time: 15 minutes

  1. Step One

    Setting up the IDP Correctly in Windows Firewall:

    💠 Press the Windows and type Firewall
    💠 Select the option “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”
    💠 Now Click “Allow another app”
    💠 Click Browse > Go to “Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Intuit\Data Protect”
    💠 Add each file one by one.
    💠 The Network Types should be selected as “Private”
    💠 Now Click Add

  2. Step Two

    After the above step, add the IDP to the list of Trusted Sites

    💠 Go to the Start menu and type Internet Options
    💠 Click on the Security Tab > Select Trusted Sites
    💠 Click on the Sites button and add Intuit Data Protect (IDP) and Intuit websites to the list
    💠 Click Close, and then choose OK.

If you still are not able to resolve the error 2108, there may be a possibility of other deep routed malfunctioning which needs a detailed analysis.

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  1. How can I restore the backup file to resolve the QuickBooks Backup error 2108?

    To restore the QuickBooks backup company file, open the file menu and then choose the Restore Company option. Give the next click on the “Restore a backup copy” option. Move forward with displayed guidelines and click on the Next button. Now, you have to choose the Local backup and click on the Next button. After this, you have to browse the system to locate the company backup file. At last, you have to choose a folder where you can save your restored company backup file.

  2. Why does QuickBooks Backup error 2108 appear while I am trying to create a backup file?

    There are many reasons behind the QuickBooks Restore Failed error. The backup is being restored from a flash drive or a network drive. The file being restored is not a genuine QuickBooks backup file. The backup has been made in a more up-to-date form yet is being restored to a previous edition. It also appears due to the presence of corrupted or damaged company files.

  3. How would I fix the QuickBooks Backup Error 2108?

    To fix this error, the user has to rename the company file and then remove all special characters from the name. Firstly, you have to locate the file and hit the right-click on it. Then, you have to choose the Rename from the drop-menu options. After this, you have to enter a new file name and make sure you didn’t enter any special characters. Hit the enter key and you are all done with this issue.

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