QuickBooks Team

Reports and accounting

Hi brendalynne29.


I appreciate you sharing with us the details about your concern. I can definitely help you find your working company file.


You might have created the company file to a different file location. You can open the Product Information page to track the .QBW data by pressing F2 on your keyboard. See this example below:  




If you're still unable to find it, Let's perform a wild card search to view the date, time stamp, or size of the backup copy. To do so, please follow the steps below: Make sure to include the asterisk (*) before the file type.


  • *.qbw (Working File)  
  • *.qbb (Backup File) 
  • *.qba (Accountants Copy File)  
  • *.qbx (Accountants Transfer File)
  • *.qby (Accountants Change File) 


For further guidance, you can also check out this article: Company file is missing or cannot be found


You may read this article for more information: Resolve Problems Opening QuickBooks Desktop or your Company File


Let me know if you need further assistance, so we can perform additional troubleshooting steps to find your company. Have a wonderful day!