Looking to move your Quickbooks company file to a new location? If you are reading this, then I’m assuming the answer is yes. Unfortunately, there’s no clear option that allows users to move their company file. Just because it’s not clearly listed, however, doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. With a little bit of work, you can move your company file to a new location. Here’s how.
Before we start, it’s important to note that whenever you move, copy or rename a company file in Quickbooks, you should also move, copy or rename the associated log file. Failure to do so will result in mismatching log files, and when this happens, it will automatically disable syncing for your company file. Sync Manager will then prompt you to re-enable this feature and re-upload your company file. To prevent this type of headache from occurring, it’s recommended that you move the log file at the same time when you move your company file to a new location.
To move a company file to a new location, you can simply copy and paste it in the new destination using Windows file explorer. Now, return back to the location of the original file and locate the log file. As stated above, you must move the log file at the same time as the company file or syncing will be disabled, which can lead to a whole new world of headaches. Once you’ve located the log file, either cut or copy and then paste it in the same location as the company file. The log file will have the same name as the company file. Rather than using the standard company file extension, however, it will have a .tlg extension.
Now check the original location of your company file to see if it contains a folder named yourcompany_Logs. If you see this folder, copy and move it to the same location as your company file. Sorry if you were expecting more, but that’s all it takes to move a Quickbooks company file to a new location!
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