Get answers to common and frequently asked questions about Intuit Data Protect (IDP).
If you are running into problems using Intuit Data Protect, see Troubleshoot Common Intuit Data Protect (IDP) Problems.
|Reminder: Intuit Data Protect only works on a Windows computer. It won’t work on a Mac, or a Mac computer running on Windows Parallel.|
We offer several options. Most notably, Intuit Data Protect is provided at no additional charge with all QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus, Premier Plus and all Enterprise Subscriptions.
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|Intuit Data Protect Options||Monthly Fee||Annual Fee|
|Back up your QuickBooks file only (Company Data Plan)||$4.95||$49.95|
|Back up your entire PC (Entire PC Plan)||$9.95||$99.95|
Note: Annual subscriptions include a 60-day money back guarantee.
Intuit Data Protect is a new backup service that fully integrates with QuickBooks versions 2016 and later. It provides status alerts on the QuickBooks Home page to let you know if your data is protected. With a choice of service plan options, you can focus on the data you need to protect without worrying about storage limits. You get enhanced backup capabilities that let you back up files while you're using them. And, it's easy to restore data if you need to.
Intuit Data Protect only works with QuickBooks 2016 and newer, while QuickBooks Online Backup works with all versions of QuickBooks. You can run both services concurrently, although there's no reason to have QuickBooks Online Backup if you're using Data Protect.
Intuit Data Protect is automatically installed with QuickBooks 2016 and newer. There is no option in QuickBooks or in Control Panel to remove Intuit Data Protect.
The length of time depends on the size of your company file and the speed of your Internet service. Your first backup takes much longer than subsequent backups because all of the files are being backed up from scratch. Also, when you back up your QuickBooks data, all of the supporting files needed to re-create your company file and QuickBooks environment are backed up as well. If the backup is taking too long here are some things you can try: