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Locate QuickBooks Desktop product update files

At times, it may be useful to know the location of the patch files QuickBooks downloads to update the product (when going to Help > Update QuickBooks or if Automatic Updates are on).

Detailed information
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
    1. Press the Windows key + E on your keyboard.
  2. Change windows setting to show hidden files and folders.
    1. Windows 10/8:
      1. Choose View menu
      2. Select Hidden items box
    2. Windows 7:
      1. Choose Organize > Folder and Search Options.
      2. Click the View tab.
      3. Under the Advanced Settings section check the option for Show hidden files and folders.
      4. Click Ok.
  3. Browse to the the DownloadQBXX (XX will vary based on version of QuickBooks Desktop; i.e. 2014 = 24, 2015 = 25, 2016 = 26, 2017 = 27)
    1. C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks 20XX\Components\DownloadQBXX\Patch
    2. Note: 2014 and later updates are in SPatch folder.
KB ID# INF13282
12/8/2016 5:57:17 PM
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