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TomL1
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Argh. How do I use my most recent back-up to replace all the dumb mistakes I just made?

I have managed to really screw up months' worth of reconciliation efforts.  I figure I can restore to yesterday's back-up, thus undoing all I've done, and giving me a clean(er) slate.  QB instructions aren't exactly clear on how to do this.  Do I save the back to "Company Files" or elsewhere?

 

Thanks!

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Best answer July 08, 2020

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MaryLurleenM
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Argh. How do I use my most recent back-up to replace all the dumb mistakes I just made?

You're in the right place, TomL1.

 

You'll want to restore the backup of your company file to continue your reconciliation.

 

Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company.
  2. Select Restore a backup copy and then Next.
  3. Select Local Backup and then Next.
  4. Browse your computer for your backup company file. It should look like this: [Your company name].qbb.
  5. Select a folder to decide where to save your restored company file. Then select Open.
  6. When you're ready, select Save. If you see any messages about possibly overwriting your data, select the option that best fits your needs. Don't overwrite anything unless you know you want to.

Now you have a new company file you can work from. Here's an article to help you out with reconciliation: Reconcile an account in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Stay in touch with me if you have other concerns.

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MaryLurleenM
Moderator

Argh. How do I use my most recent back-up to replace all the dumb mistakes I just made?

You're in the right place, TomL1.

 

You'll want to restore the backup of your company file to continue your reconciliation.

 

Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company.
  2. Select Restore a backup copy and then Next.
  3. Select Local Backup and then Next.
  4. Browse your computer for your backup company file. It should look like this: [Your company name].qbb.
  5. Select a folder to decide where to save your restored company file. Then select Open.
  6. When you're ready, select Save. If you see any messages about possibly overwriting your data, select the option that best fits your needs. Don't overwrite anything unless you know you want to.

Now you have a new company file you can work from. Here's an article to help you out with reconciliation: Reconcile an account in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Stay in touch with me if you have other concerns.

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