I am attempting to restore a backup from an earlier version. Once the backup has been saved, it asks for password assuming admin as user. However, the client file has another username for example "THOMAS." So it does not allow me to enter both username and password. As you can expect, the file does not open because the username assumed is incorrect.
How do I get the system to request both username and password?
If after restoring the backup the file needs to be upgraded, you must use the Admin user login/password.
In my experience, if there is more than one user saved in the file, then you'll get a login dialog with two fields regardless of the reason the login dialog is being displayed (opening a file; restoring; opening and upgrading;...)
If there is only one user saved in the file, then the login dialog will have only one field for the password, because you don't need to enter the user name (which is the admin user.)
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In addition to brconsultingid2's answer, issues like this can be resolved by running the QuickBooks Tool Hub. It also helps fix other errors such as:
For the best experience, I recommend using Tool Hub on Windows 10, 64-bit. Once ready, here's how to proceed:
Just in case you encounter company file issues, you can verify and rebuild your data to fix it. Click this resource for more details: Verify and Rebuild data.
I'm always around to lend a hand if you have more questions about managing your data or anything else related to QuickBooks. Take care and have a great day.