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QuickBooks TAKES FOREVER to Backup & Open

Here is my office set up:
My office has three computers that access QB data files on a server. However, the software, QB Accountant Desktop is actually downloaded onto each individual C Drive of each computer. So on Computers A, B, C all have Quickbooks Accountant downloaded to their C Drives. But the QB Data files (client files) are on a server that every computer accesses. So if the data file Tom Smith Restaurant is corrupted, then if I tried to open it on any of the three computers, the data file will be corrupted.


Here is my problem:
Computer A and B can open any QB Company data file and back it up in under 2 minutes. However, Computer C takes over 10 minutes to open ANY data file and it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to backup a company. Computer A can open up Mexican Restaurant Inc and then back up the company in under 5 minutes. Computer C then will try to open the same company, and it will take over 5 minutes just to open.


Solutions tried:

  • Uninstalling and reinstalling QB
  • Updating QB
  • Copy the data files onto the C Drive then try to open them (same problem)
  • Run QB as an Administrator
  • Run QB Doctor

This is NOT because Computer C's memory is full. Currently, there is 812GB free out of 922 GB.

This is NOT because of any anti-virus, this is a new issue that started a week ago and Computer C has been used constantly for over a year.

This is NOT because the computer is old, Computer C is barely 1.5 years old.


So....any solutions?

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QuickBooks TAKES FOREVER to Backup & Open

Hi there, @AnimeLady04.


Thanks for sharing the complete details of your concern and what you've done to fix problems when opening and creating a backup in QuickBooks. Allow me to help you get this taken care of today. 


Since you've already tried the basic troubleshooting steps, I recommend calling our Phone Support. They have the additional tools, like screen sharing, that can get into your account in a secure environment to further check what causes this issue. 


Here's how to get in touch with our QuickBooks Desktop Customer Care team:

  1. Go to
  2. Select QuickBooks for Windows.
  3. Select your QuickBooks for Windows version.
  4. Select a topic.
  5. Click on the Get Phone Number button.

That should point you in the right direction today. 


Please let me know how the call goes. If you need further assistance while working with QuickBooks, I'll be happy to help you out. 

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