Are you backing up your QuickBooks data?

We had a huge thunderstorm last night which made me worry about backing up my QuickBooks file and others.  What would you do if your computer was struck by lightening?

Setting up QuickBooks Automatic Backups:

  1. Click file
  2. Click save copy or backup
  3. Select Backup
  4. Click Next
  5. Click do not display, and ok
  6. Switch dot to “local backup”
  7. Click OPTIONS
  8. Click Browse
  9. Scroll the bar up to the top of the choices of file locations and select DESKTOP
  10. Click ok
  11. Under Online & local backup – UNCHECK the reminder
  12. Click OK
  13. Click Next
  14. Click Save Now, & schedule future backups
  15. Click next
  16. Check the box and change the number to 1
  17. Click finish
  18. Click OK
  19. Click file, exit to test the automatic backup until you get three copies
  20. Delete the backup copy that just has the name not ABU_#

Setting up the USB Flash Drive Short Cut

  1. Insert USB Flash drive and a window pops up
  2. Move window over to the right so you can see the desktop
  3. On the desktop in a blank area, right click the mouse
  4. Click New, and shortcut
  5. Click browse, click MY Computer and find the drive for the USB
  6. Select the drive
  7. Click ok
  8. Click next
  9. Enter name of short cut “USB FLASH DRIVE”
  10. Click Finish