QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop at times needs to be updated and would require changes such as: uninstalling the application, importing of files or transferring from one computer to another. To ensure files are not affected, a backup has to be created. Creating backups is also necessary to recover from data loss.
This article provides steps to create, restore and test the backup in QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop.
A backup of your company data is a compressed copy of your data placed in a location outside the company data folder. Since the file is compressed, it cannot be opened in the same way that a company file is opened. Before this data can be opened in QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop, it must be decompressed through the Restore function.
Create a backup:
Restore a backup:
Test the backup and restore functions in QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop: