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Permanently prevent the No Company Open window from displaying previously opened company files

You can prevent the No Company Open screen from retaining (remembering) company names by preventing that window from displaying at all.

Note: Intuit recommends that you do this only if you feel it is imperative that no company name show in the No Company Open window. In most cases, changing the number of previously opened companies will be the better alternative.

Detailed Instructions
  1. Close QuickBooks.
  2. Find the file QBWUSER.INI
    • Windows 10/8/7 and Vista: C:\Users\USERNAME\App Data\Local\Intuit\QuickBooks20XX
  3. Rename the file QBWUSER.INI.OLD.
  4. Reopen QuickBooks.
  5. Go to the newly created QBWUSER.INI file (see step 2)
  6. Right-click the file and click Properties.
  7. Select Read-only and click OK.

Now, whenever you open any company file, close and then reopen QuickBooks, the Welcome to QuickBooks screen displays instead of the No Company Open screen with the list of company files.

KB ID# HOW12556
12/5/2016 4:29:04 AM
PPRDQSSWS403 9138 Pro 2017 2ad11f