QuickBooks Scheduled Backups Won’t Work Windows 10

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.

1. Step One : 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.

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2. Step Two :  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.

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3. Step Three : 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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1. Why are my QuickBooks failing in backup processing?

This problematic issue may be related to the media, yet it’s regularly brought about by data corruption issues. Here, you can go with DIY fixes:  with these fixes, you can rebuild your company data (Rebuild Data File/Utilities/) and attempt once more. The Rebuild order can regularly fix things in the record that keeps a confirmed backup from being made.

2. Is it possible to run QuickBooks backup automatically?

QuickBooks has two programmed techniques to back up your company file. The main strategy makes a backup company file each time you close the document. You set the recurrence of how regularly QuickBooks makes the backup. QuickBooks stores this backup document on your hard drive under the QuickBooks index in an organizer named “Auto Backup”.

3. How would I be able to change the number of backups in QuickBooks?

In the window 10, you have to choose the “Local Backup ” option and then afterward click on the Next. In the Local Backup specific location, choose the “Browse” option, and then select the folder where you want to save your company file. You can also set the quantity of backup you need to keep, this is optional. 

4. Would you be able to email a QuickBooks backup of the record?

QuickBooks offers a huge choice of approaches to send or spare duplicates of your information including a Backup Copy, an Accountant’s Copy, or a Portable Company document. The Portable Company record is a unique, profoundly packed, adaptation of your information that is ideal for messaging by and large.