How to restore a QuickBooks backup

Restoring a QuickBooks backup might be tricky some times. Here are some useful information that might be helpful.


  • From the top menu select File > Open or Restore  Company
  • Select Restore a Backup Copy and click next
  • Browse to locate your backup file *.QBW and click Open
  • The next screen will remind you for something really useful. Never overwrite your existing company. Always give your restore file a new name or choose a different location. Click next to continue
  • Browse to choose the location where you want to restore the new file. Give your file a new name and click Save. Remember, do never ever overwrite your existing file.
  • After restoring your database file, run a rebuild to check the file for consistency.


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