Schedule Backups Won’t Work Windows 10 QuickBooks Service
In QuickBooks, Scheduled Backups enables users to automate backup for QuickBooks company file to avoid any accidental loss of data. A backup may be performed on a network drive, local hard disk, or USB drive. The computer on which the backup is scheduled must be on, for the backup process to take place.
However, after installing the Windows 10 update, the backup task may fail to work. This happens when:
- The company file name consists of more than 65 characters.
- An .ADR extension is included in the file name.
- The size of company file is more than 3 GB.
- Attempting to save backup to external flash drive or drive.
Steps to fix QuickBooks Scheduled Backups issue
Before going into the steps below, first, ensure that QuickBooks Desktop has been updated.
Step 1: Rename QB company file
- Launch your QuickBooks application and open to the company file.
- Next, press on the F2 key or Ctrl + 1 key on the keyboard. The Product Information window will be open to you.
- Go through the File Information field and note down the company file location from the list.
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- Navigate to the company file location that you have noted down.
- For Windows 8/ 8.1 or 10: Right-click on the Start button then click on File Explorer.
- For Windows 7 or Vista: Right-click on the Start button then click on Open Windows Explorer.
- Select rename option by right-clicking on the file.
- Now, create a new name for the company file and hit Enter. Click on Yes to confirm the action.
Step 2: Set up your QuickBooks to use the newly created company file name
- Go to QuickBooks File menu and click on restore or Open an existing company.
- Click on Open a Company File option and click NEXT.
- Next, select New Company File Name then click OPEN.
Step 3: Backup the Company file on an external flash drive or drive
- Open to File menu and click on Backup or Save Copy.
- Next, click on Backup copy then select NEXT.
- Choose Local Backup then click NEXT.
- Click on Save It Now when asked, click on Next.
- Browse to company file location on the local drive (generally, this is in C:\ Drive), and then click on Save button.
- Minimize the QuickBooks Windows and look for the backup file on local drive.
- Right-click on backup file and select Copy.
- Next, open to Windows Explorer window.
- Double-click the drive that corresponds to the flash drive or external drive to open it.
- Right-click your mouse and select Paste.
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