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Find the date when the QuickBooks file was created

This article provides instructions on how to check the date when the QuickBooks file was created.

Detailed instructions

Note: This only works on the computer where the file was originally created. If the file has been copied to another computer, the created date will display the date when it was copied.

  1. Get the QuickBooks file location:
    • In QuickBooks with the company file open, press F2 (or Ctrl+1).  The location is under FILE INFORMATION.  Make note of the file path.
  2. Right-click the Windows Start button and click Open Windows Explore (Windows 10/8/7 and Vista).
  3. Browse to the QuickBooks file location identified in step 1 above.
  4. Right-click the file name and select Properties.
  5. Click the General tab, locate the Created date.
KB ID# HOW19998
4/30/2017 1:28:38 PM
QYPPRDQBKSWS03 9138 Pro 2017 ec7864