How to save a qbw file in quickbooks pro and online 2016-17

How to save a qbw file in quickbooks pro and online 2016-17

How to save a qbw file in quickbooks

Quickbooks is one piece of software that no accountant and business owner can live without. It is one of the most useful programs developed by intuit that is now being successfully used all over the world. If you are first time user of quickbooks, then you should note that there is no save button within the program. Whenever you create a company file then it is created in a workable format with an .QBW extension. But when you go and try to save the file after entering all the data then you will not find the option under the file menu tab.


If you don’t see the save button then how will you save .QBW file in Quickbooks?


By default the software was developed without having a Save option. This doesn’t mean that if you don’t see a save button then the company file with .QBW extension cannot be saved. Here is the step by step process on how to save a company file.

  1. Login to your quickbooks accounts.
  2. Create a same company file. This you can do by clicking on the New company tab.
  3. New company tab can be found under the File option, located on the top navigation bar.
  4. Put in the required details. All will be self explanatory. Just fill in the info.
  5. Once all done, click Ok.
  6. The moment you press ok, your file will be automatically saved. Note that the company file will be saved in a .QBW format.
  7. To locate the saved file, just click on the Company’s tab which can be found on the top navigation bar.

Thus, the real trick of saving the company within quickbooks is by hitting “OK”. But the same is not true when you want to save bills as it can be done by using the save icon within the program.

How to locate your company file?

So once you have saved your company file within quickbooks, how you will now locate it to make any edits. Well, you can do so with the help of the following steps:

  1. Click on the start menu.
  2. From All Programs tab, click on the Quickbooks icon. If you see a Quickbooks folder then double click on the folder tab and then click on the software’s icon.
  3. As soon as the program will open you will see a company file on the startup window.
  4. Now open up the company details tab. You can access to the company info. by pressing the CTRL button and then simultaneously hitting 1 on your keyboard.
  5. The window that will appear copy and save the path where the quickbooks file has been saved. Now goto the location following the path you just copied and make your desired edits.

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