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Recommended (Default) Location to Store Company Files

To store your company files, you can use the recommended (default) location or choose another location. We recommend that you do not store your company files in the Program Files folder.
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Important: The Program Files folder is no longer a viable location to save data files. You may receive an error "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder" in Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista even if you are logged in as the administrator. This is because the Program Files folder is now a special folder that allows only certain types of files to be stored within. 
If you already have a company file in the Program Files folder, we recommend moving your company files to a recommended location.

Recommended (default) folder location used by QuickBooks for company files

As the default, QuickBooks Desktop uses the following locations when creating new company files or moving existing company files:

Windows 10/8/7/Vista: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files

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