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Limit the number of backups stored in a folder (local backup)

What does this do?

QuickBooks will limit the number of backup copies it stores in this folder. For example, if you choose to keep three backups, QuickBooks deletes the earliest backup when it goes to save the fourth backup. If you don't specify a number, QuickBooks saves all of your backups.

This limit applies only to backups you create or schedule using the backup wizard. It does not apply to other types of backups that QuickBooks creates, such as when you condense a company file, import Accountant's changes into a company file, or update an older company file.

To do this task

  1. Go to the File menu and click Create Backup to open the backup wizard.

  2. Click the Options button.

  3. If needed, change the folder location.

  4. If not already checked, click the checkbox to add the date and time of the backup to the filename.

  5. Click the checkbox to Limit the number of backup copies to keep in this folder location and enter a number in the field provided.

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