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Choose a recommended location to store company files in

To store your company files, you can use the recommended (default) location or choose another location. We recommend that you don' store your company files in the Program Files folder.

Note: To accommodate the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, limit the use of the Program Files folder to QuickBooks program files only. The Program Files folder is no longer a recommended location for storing company files.

If you already have a company file in the Program Files folder, QuickBooks assists you in moving your company files to a recommended location when you install QuickBooks and when you first open your company file.

Recommended (default) folder location that QuickBooks uses for company files

QuickBooks uses the following locations when creating new company files or moving existing company files:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\(Shared) Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files
Windows Vista: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files
Windows 7: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files

Note: Windows XP users see the folder as "Shared Documents" when browsing (clicking folders), but QuickBooks and Windows display the folder only as "Documents" in paths and addresses.

See also

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