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Update Intuit Data Protect

Learn how to update Intuit Data Protect.

To keep your company file and other data safe, it's important to update Intuit Data Protect (IDP) to the latest release.

The following sections guide you through the steps to update Intuit Data Protect.

System Requirements

To provide greater security and abide by new security standards, all services within QuickBooks Desktop must meet certain system requirements after June 30, 2018. If these requirements are not met, IDP stops working.

To prevent any issues:

Update Data Protect in QuickBooks Desktop

The first step in the update process is to update Data Protect in QuickBooks Desktop.

To run the update:

  1. From the Help menu, select Update QuickBooks.
  2. Select the Update Now tab, and ensure Data Protect is selected.
  3. Select Get Updates.
  4. When the update is complete, close and reopen QuickBooks Desktop to apply the updates.
    Update Data Protect in QuickBooks Desktop

Update Intuit Data Protect (IDP)

Once you have updated Data Protect in QuickBooks Desktop, you can update Intuit Data Protect.

To update IDP:

  1. Right-click the Intuit Data Protect (green padlock) icon in the system tray.
  2. Select About Intuit Data Protect.
  3. Verify that you have the latest version:
    QuickBooks 2018: IDP Version
    QuickBooks 2017: IDP Version
    QuickBooks 2016: IDP Version
  4. Select Update.
  5. Select OK when the update is complete.Update Intuit Data Protect