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JWM321
Level 2

Printing 1099

When I try to print a 1099, I get a message, Before you prepare and print 1099  you need to backup your data. I backed up the date online nd keep getting the message so I cannot proceed to print my 1099s. Can someone help me?

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Best answer January 26, 2021

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Rubielyn_J
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

I'd be happy to help you print 1099, @JWM321.

 

To start, let's try to back up your file manually. It could be that the online back up didn't go through. Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and then select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. In the window, choose Local Backup and then click Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, choose Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. When you're ready, click OK.
  7. Once one, click Save it now and Next.

QuickBooks creates a single backup company file. When done, you get a confirmation message.

 

Then, print the 1099 form. If you still get the error. Let's perform the verify and rebuild to identifies some data issues. 

 

Please let me know how it goes. I want to make sure everything is taken care of. Have a pleasant day.

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BigRedConsulting
Community Champion

Printing 1099

For some ungodly reason you suddenly have to back up your file before creating 1099.  Somehow, QB worked fine for 25 years without this requirement, and it continues to work fine when printing any of the ~300 supported payroll forms if you use payroll. Go figure.

 

And, based on posts here from reps pretending this is normal, you have to create a local backup to continue.

Rubielyn_J
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

I'd be happy to help you print 1099, @JWM321.

 

To start, let's try to back up your file manually. It could be that the online back up didn't go through. Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and then select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. In the window, choose Local Backup and then click Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, choose Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. When you're ready, click OK.
  7. Once one, click Save it now and Next.

QuickBooks creates a single backup company file. When done, you get a confirmation message.

 

Then, print the 1099 form. If you still get the error. Let's perform the verify and rebuild to identifies some data issues. 

 

Please let me know how it goes. I want to make sure everything is taken care of. Have a pleasant day.

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JWM321
Level 2

Printing 1099

Thanks for the advice. We really appreciate it. The local backup worked. Then we needed to update some accounts maps. Got the 1099s printed.

JWM321
Level 2

Printing 1099

Thanks for the advice. We really appreciate it. The local backup worked. Then we needed to update some accounts maps. Got the 1099s printed.


@Rubielyn_J wrote:

I'd be happy to help you print 1099, @JWM321.

 

To start, let's try to back up your file manually. It could be that the online back up didn't go through. Here's how:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and then select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Click Create Local Backup.
  4. In the window, choose Local Backup and then click Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, choose Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. When you're ready, click OK.
  7. Once one, click Save it now and Next.

QuickBooks creates a single backup company file. When done, you get a confirmation message.

 

Then, print the 1099 form. If you still get the error. Let's perform the verify and rebuild to identifies some data issues. 

 

Please let me know how it goes. I want to make sure everything is taken care of. Have a pleasant day.


 

juliemntx
Level 1

Printing 1099

Thanks for posting this! My frustration would have been totally avoided if the alert to backup the data said it had to be a local backup! You saved me!

Angelyn_T
QuickBooks Team

Printing 1099

Hi Julie.

 

It's my pleasure to hear that you're now able to create a local backup of your file

 

Please know that our doors are always open here on the Community page, and you're welcome to post again if you have any other QuickBooks questions. Moreover, you can also open the topics from our help articles more for resources while working with QuickBooks in the future.

 

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Happy weekend and cheers for more success!😊

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