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Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

When I upgraded to Quickbooks Desktop Pro 2020, it changed my date format. I would like to reset it so it is mo/day/year

 

Thank you for any help you can offer. 

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Best answer November 07, 2019

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QuickBooks Team

Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Hello 12Tania,

 

It's awesome to hear that you've upgraded to QuickBooks Desktop 2020. I hope you're enjoying all the new features the program has to offer. I'll include a link of what those are at the end of this response so you can take a look at them all.

 

Like with previous versions of the program, QuickBooks Desktop's date format is based on the date format of your computer. If you're not liking the date format you're seeing, check your Windows settings to make sure you have the one you want selected. Keep in mind that if you have the program installed on multiple computers that you'll want to make sure they're each using the same date format to keep things uniform.

 

That should get you on your way! Here's the article I mentioned: What's new in QuickBooks Desktop 2020

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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QuickBooks Team

Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Hello 12Tania,

 

It's awesome to hear that you've upgraded to QuickBooks Desktop 2020. I hope you're enjoying all the new features the program has to offer. I'll include a link of what those are at the end of this response so you can take a look at them all.

 

Like with previous versions of the program, QuickBooks Desktop's date format is based on the date format of your computer. If you're not liking the date format you're seeing, check your Windows settings to make sure you have the one you want selected. Keep in mind that if you have the program installed on multiple computers that you'll want to make sure they're each using the same date format to keep things uniform.

 

That should get you on your way! Here's the article I mentioned: What's new in QuickBooks Desktop 2020

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Thank you! That was exactly my issue. :) 

QuickBooks Team

Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

You're welcome! I'm happy I was able to help you sort this out. :)

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Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

I changed the date format in Windows 10 so that quickbooks pro 2020 would display the dates the way I prefer on my invoices and it caused quickbooks to crash on start up after the password is entered. I switched the windows date format back and quickbooks now starts without crashing. Must be some kind of a bug in QB 2020.

Greg Bauer, [email address removed]

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Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Is there any way to get QB Desktop 2020 to use a date format of, for instance, Apr 20, 2020 or April 20, 2020? Especially in templates it would be great if I could use that format instead of mm/dd/year. The format I want to use is send in Windows 10 settings as "Long date" but I can't select that in QB 2020.

Sharon

[email address removed]

QuickBooks Team

Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

It's important you're able to edit your date format and I'd be happy to assist. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Edit at the top.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. In the left navigation menu, click Reports and Graphs.
  4. Click the Company Preferences tab.
  5. Click the Format button under the Default formatting for reports section.
  6. Click the Date Prepared drop-down, and select your desired format.
  7. Click OK. Then, OK in the Preferences window.

You can also check out this Community question which has images of the steps above. That way you can get a visual representation. Once you click on this link, scroll down to the QBDT post which has more info on changing the date format. Give this a try and let me know if you have questions. 

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Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

This does not change the date format in an invoice or estimate. Is there any way to change those formats?

QuickBooks Team

Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Hi there @kel88. Thanks for joining in on this thread. The steps outlined above to change the date and time settings within your computer, as well as within QuickBooks will change the date format for your Invoices and Estimates as well. This leads me to believe that something may not be working as it should be and reaching out to our QuickBooks Desktop support team will be the best way to get to the bottom of this. Our highly trained support experts can do a screen share with you to help identify why the date format isn't changing after you make the appropriate adjustments, and can point you in the direction of some troubleshooting you can try resolve the issue. Use this link to get in touch with us when it's convenient for you: Contact Us.

 

I wish you all the best and know you'll get this resolved in no time!

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Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Hello,

 

I just updated to windows 10 from windows 7, I did all the steps you listed but unfortunately its not changing the date for me. What m'i doing wrong?

QuickBooks Team

Date Formatting for Quickbooks Desktop Pro

Hi DT2010. I appreciate you putting in time by following the steps. Your time is precious and I want to make sure you get the support you need ASAP.   I suggest contacting our support specialists by dialing 1-833-317-2226. One of our specialists will be happy to assist you so can get back on track with your work. To find out more about our hours and other contact methods, please follow this link here: Intuit QuickBooks Desktop software support policies. Let me know if you have other questions.