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Company list shows only 4 companies

I would like to see more companies in the - No Company Open - window.

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Re: Company list shows only 4 companies

Start with a company open and then set the number to see. This article spells it out and even how to find the exact file to edit.

 

https://www.qbgarage.com/how-do-i-change-the-number-of-companies-displayed-when-starting-quickbooks/

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Re: Company list shows only 4 companies

Hi there, @RaniAustin.

 

It's nice to see you here in the Community. I'd be pleased to provide you the steps on how to see more companies in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

QuickBooks Desktop has the ability to display up to 20 companies on your list. In order to make it possible, please follow these steps:

 

  1. Start QuickBooks and open the company file you want to use.
  2. Select the File menu and point to Open Previous Company.
  3. Select on Set Number of Previous Companies at the bottom of the menu.
  4. Enter the no. of desired company into the Number of Previous Companies field.
  5. Click on OK to apply the changes and return to the main window.

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The article given by john-pero above would  be a great reference as well.

 

Here's a helpful article that you can check out regarding the different file extensions in QuickBooks Desktop for your future reference:  File extensions used in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

This should get you moving today.

 

Please know that i'm just a reply away should you need anything else about company file in QuickBooks. Have a nice day!

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Re: Company list shows only 4 companies

No matter how many i select 5-20 it only shows me 4

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Re: Company list shows only 4 companies

Help! No matter how many previous companies I enter (5-20), it only shows me four! Missing one now! 

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Re: Company list shows only 4 companies

Help! No matter what number of previous companies I enter as a preference for display (5-20), it’s still only shows me four, so there is one company I can no longer switch to

QuickBooks Team

Re: Company list shows only 4 companies

Hello there, TomP3.

 

Thanks for trying out the recommended steps above. If you access QuickBooks file over the network, the first option would be to ping the server to ensure you are connected to the network.

 

1. Identify the name of your server computer.

  • On your keyboard, press the Windows logo+R.
  • Enter CMD then click OK.
  • Enter ipconfig /all then press Enter.
  • Take note of the Host Name (servername).

2. Type ping [name of your server] then press Enter.

 

If you see a reply for each packet, it means your computer is connected to your network.

 

Should you need reference on the complete fix for missing company files, you can always check this article.

 

I'm still here whenever you need help with something else. Have a good one.

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