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BQ Pro 2019-Changing Default Storage Location to Google Drive

Hallo

How do we change the default storage location from computer to Google drive.We are using Desktop Pro 2019 and we wish two/three separate computer to be accessing QB file.We have already activated the multi-user mode.How do we go about changing the storage location?

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Re: BQ Pro 2019-Changing Default Storage Location to Google Drive

Good day, MDM.

Allow me to help you change the default storage location from computer to Google Drive.

 

Google Drive is a great place to store a backup copy of your QuickBooks file. To change and make Google Drive as the default storage location, you can follow the steps below.

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Click File at the top menu bar.
  2. On the drop-down list, click Back Up Company and choose to Create Local Backup.
  3. Select Local backup and hit Options.
  4. Click the Browser and choose Google Drive.
  5. Hit OK.
  6. Click the Use this Location.
  7. Hit OK.

 

 

 

 

QuickBooks will use that location moving forward. You may find this article helpful: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Help-Articles/Create-backup-of-the-QuickBooks-Desktop-compan....

 

Let me know how it goes or if you need more help with backing up your QuickBooks company file. Have a good one.

MDM
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Re: BQ Pro 2019-Changing Default Storage Location to Google Drive

Hi

Thank you for the assistance and prompt response.I think I should clarified that we want to be working from Google Drive as the Main storage for data on QB. All transactions processing will be done from Google Drive and back up should be on the C drive.This will ensure that two or three people can all work on  the same data file on Google drive and data will be up todate all the time.That is the intention.Please advise if I should follow the same process as you have advised.

Regards

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Re: BQ Pro 2019-Changing Default Storage Location to Google Drive

Thanks for getting back to me, MDM.

Allow me to provide additional information about saving the  QuickBooks file and working from Google Drive.

 

Accessing the QuickBooks Desktop file from Google Drive isn't currently available in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

The QuickBooks database is quite active and constantly updating records and data. Because of this, file sharing services just can’t handle what QuickBooks needs to run, especially in a multi-user setup. This is to avoid creating conflicting data files.

 

If your business needs to share a QuickBooks file and also needs access to it from outside of the local network where it runs, some options to consider:

 

  • Windows Remote Desktop – talk with your IT folks to learn more about this option. If you already have a server storing other files, Remote Desktop is a very inexpensive way to share your QuickBooks too.
  • Hosting Your QuickBooks – with a hosted solution, your QuickBooks is stored and accessed via a third party that handles everything for you for a monthly fee. Read more about hosting QuickBooks to see if it is right for you. Note that several approved third-party companies host QuickBooks.

You may find these articles helpful:

 

If you need more help with backing up your QuickBooks file, please let me know. I'm here to lend a hand.

MDM
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Re: BQ Pro 2019-Changing Default Storage Location to Google Drive

Thank you so much.This is much appreciated.

Regards

MDM

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Re: BQ Pro 2019-Changing Default Storage Location to Google Drive

You're very much welcome, MDM!

I appreciate the quick response.

 

In case you need more information about hosting in QuickBooks, the following articles are a good reference:

 

Also, this article will help you restore your company file in QuickBooks:

 

For additional help, you can always reach out QuickBooks Desktop Support.

 

  1. Within your QuickBooks Desktop, click Help at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. In order to route you to the correct support expert, we need to know what type of question you have. Give a brief description of your issue and click Continue.
  4. We’ll provide you a few options. You choose which one is best for you

 

You know where to find me if you need assistance in the future. Don't work too hard, have a good one.

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