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Not all companies showing QB Community 191120 Not all companies showing

Dear QB users, I finally got all 8 of my companies transferred to QB2016. They all work, as I have posted transactions to all of them.

But when I go to the list of companies to open them, only the most recent 4 are showing. Apparently there is a place to set the number of companies you have, but I can't find it. JC

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Not all companies showing

Showing all your company files in QuickBooks Desktop is easy peasy, @coppens1.


QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) has the ability to display up to 20 companies on your list. You'll just have to set the number of previous companies to show all your eight (8) companies.


Here's how:


  1. Open your QBDT account.
  2. Go to the File menu, then select Open Previous Company and choose Set number of previous companies.
  3. In the How many do you want to list field, enter eight (8) or the number of desired companies you want to show on the list.
  4. Click on OK to apply the changes.1.PNG

Just in case your previously opened companies aren't showing after setting up the number, you can check out this article to learn how to resolve it: Company file is missing or cannot be found.


Please feel free to keep in touch with me here on your progress with this. I want to make sure you're taken care of. Have a great day ahead.

QuickBooks Team

Not all companies showing

Greetings, @coppens1.


I'm back to check if you were able to display your eight (8) companies on your QuickBooks Desktop file after setting up the number of previous companies. If you need more clarification on this process, just let me know. I'll be sure to get back to you.


You're welcome to post again or leave a reply below if you have other concerns with QuickBooks.

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Not all companies showing 101220 Finished installing QB 2016, TY

Dear QB and Community persons, thanks for all your help. With your assistance I was able to install QB 2016 on 2 laptops, and transfer 8 companies. You were of invaluable assistance. JC

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