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QuickBooks cannot back up the company file because the file name is too long

When you are saving a backup of the QuickBooks Desktop company file, you see one of these messages:

    Backup Failed.

    QuickBooks cannot back up the company file because the file name is too long.

Why this is happening

The name of the company file (filename.qbw) including the .qbw extension cannot be longer than 65 characters.

How to fix it

Intuit recommends 2 solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try both to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

KB ID# SLN41620
2/24/2017 6:14:16 PM
QYPPRDQBKSWS08 9138 Pro 2017 1e7e9f