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Remove the accountant's copy restriction

To remove the Accountant's Copy restriction on QuickBooks Desktop means you are voiding the initial Accountant's Copy that was created. This is usually done when your accountant asks you to send another Accountant's Copy or your company file needs to be repaired due to data damage. Before proceeding, make sure to create a back up your company file.


  • Removing the Accountant's Copy restriction is IRREVERSIBLE. Make sure to consult your accountant.
  • Once the restriction has been removed, the changes in the current Accountant's Copy will not be imported to the company file. You will have to send another Accountant's Copy.

To remove the Accountant's Copy Restriction

  1. Go to the File menu, then select Send Company File.
  2. Select Accountant's copy, then Client Activities.
  3. Select Remove Restrictions.
  4. Select Yes, I want to remove the Accountant's Copy restrictions, then OK.

This article is part of a series about Accountant's Copy in QuickBooks Desktop. To know more about other Accountant's Copy workflows and general information, see the Accountant's copy overview.

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