Set access permissions to share your QuickBooks company files in Windows.
The easiest solution for this is to download, install and run the QuickBooks File Doctor. With a few simple steps, the File Doctor will set the correct level of file and folder sharing permissions and ensure that hosting is set up appropriately. If you prefer, you can follow the manual steps outlined below.
Windows 8.1, 8.0, 7 and Vista
Taking Ownership of a file in Windows 8.1
Grant Full Control Permission in 8.1
Instructions for 8.0, 7, and Vista
Note: The specific QBDataServiceUser for your version of QuickBooks also needs Full Control access to the folder containing your QuickBooks company file. Repeat step 4 to add the QBDataServiceUser for your version of QuickBooks if it is not already listed.
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