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Share updates in a multi-user environment

Sharing updates does not apply to the QuickBooks Server. For information about updating the QuickBooks Server, see update the QuickBooks Server.

To share QuickBooks updates in a multi-user environment, users must have access to the same directory in which updates are downloaded. Before performing the update, make sure that you have done the following:

  • Ensure that your computer is properly networked. Refer to your networking software documentation for instructions.

  • Configure each computer to share files across the network. Refer to Windows onscreen help or documentation on sharing files.

All users must complete the following steps to enable the sharing of downloaded updates:

  1. Open the shared data file (usually a company file).

  2. Go to the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks. The Update QuickBooks window opens.

  3. Click the Options tab.

  4. For the Shared Download option, click Yes.

  5. Click Save.

Once all users have completed these steps, they can update their copies of QuickBooks with the downloaded information.

Note: When the Share Download option is enabled, QuickBooks downloads updates to the location in which the shared company data file resides. When the option is disabled, QuickBooks downloads updates to a location relative to the directory or folder where your copy of QuickBooks is installed.

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