QuickBooks has features for backing up enterprise files and data. You use this data for any accidental loss of data. Sometimes the QuickBooks Unable To Backup Company File problem is a major problem in QuickBooks software. In this article, we describe how to resolve this error and why the system displays this type of error message when attempting to back up the company files. You can also use our certified ProAdvisors to save your time and effort.
Do you know what Back Up is? A backup is a piece of data where you need to recreate your company file and the QuickBooks environment you were working on. This saves us from accidental data loss. We recommend that you back up your company file at regular intervals. When you try to create a backup in QuickBooks, you may experience some kind of error. Sometimes the application stops without error. The following messages can be displayed:
- QuickBooks Unable To Backup Company File.
- Backup failed.
Causes of Quickbooks Error During Backup
- The company file name exceeds 65 characters.
- The file name contains a.ADR extension
- The company file is larger than 3 GB.
- The path of company files is too long.
- You are trying to save a backup to an external drive or flash drive.
- The QuickBooks Desktop application is being scanned or used by another program in the background.
How to fix QuickBooks Unable To Backup Company File
Firstly, Ensure that your QuickBooks Desktop is up to date before you perform the steps shown below.
Method 1: Set up QuickBooks Desktop to use the new company file name
- On the QuickBooks File menu, click Open or Restore Existing Company.
- Select Open Company File and click Next.
- Select the new company file name and click Open.
Method 2: Backup Company file into an external drive or flash drive
- Save the backup to a local drive (such as the C: \ drive), and then copy it to the external drive.
- Go to the File menu and select Save Copy or Save.
- Select the backup copy, and then click Next.
- Select Local Backup and click Next.
- When you want to know where you want to save your backup copy, select Save Now, and then click Next.
- Browse to a location on your local drive (usually this is drive C: \), then click the Save button. (To simplify this process, you can save the file to the Windows desktop because it is a folder located on the C: \ drive.
- Minimize QuickBooks Desktop.
- Locate the backup file on the local drive.
- Right-click the file and choose Copy.
- Open a window of Windows Explorer.
- Double-click the letter corresponding to the external drive or flash drive to open it.
- Click the right button on the file and choose Paste.