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Point of Sale file and folder locations

Use this article to determine the location of your QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale data file, installation, import template spreadsheet, Store Exchange files, and Entitlement Client Data.

Note: XX stands for the version of your QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale.

Data FileC:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX
Point of Sale Installation and Database ServerC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX
Entitlement Client installationC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 (v6 for QBPOS 10.0)
Point of Sale import template spreadsheetC:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX
Entitlement Client Data*C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 (v6 for QBPOS 10.0)
Store Exchange and Ini*C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX

*The ProgramData folder is mostly hidden for all Operating Systems. You may need to try the following to see the folder:

  1. Right-click the Windows Start menu, then choose Explore (for Windows 7, choose Open Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Organize, then choose Folder and Search Options.
  3. Select View, then Show hidden files and folders.
  4. Unmark the Hide protected operating files checkbox.
  5. Select Yes when you receive the warning message. Select OK.

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