How to search your computer for all QBW (QuickBooks/Reckon Accounts) company data files using Window

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Datarec_ReckonLtd
Datarec_ReckonLtd Reckon Staff Posts: 1,091 Reckon Staff
edited July 2019 in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)
At some point you will likely need to locate your company data file (QBW) in order to make a copy of it, send it to your accountant, send it to a technician, etc.


How to Search for a File or Folder in Windows Vista, 7 or higher

To search for a QuickBooks / Reckon Accounts company data file

  1. Click the Windows Orb (Start button), and then click Search
  2. In the Search programs and files field type part or all of the name of the file or folder, eg *.QBW
  3. Click on the See more results link
  4. Click the Search button


How to Search for a File or Folder in Windows XP

To search for a QuickBooks / Reckon Accounts company data file

  1. Click theStart button, and then click Search
  2. In the Search Results window, click All files and folders on the left pane
  3. Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, eg *.QBW
  4. In the Look in box, click the drive or drives, folder, or network location that you want to search, or simply choose My Computer to search your entire computer
  5. Click the Search button
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  • gazza73
    gazza73 Accredited Partner Posts: 803 Accredited Partner Accredited Partner
    edited July 2019
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    One tip I'd like to add to this good clue.

    Sometimes users have multiples:

    versions of a Reckon Product (ie: Premier for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 for instance).
    - or sub-folders with draft,, test or special/urgent copies from the past

    As a result, the above instructions may find the same NAMED file (xxx.QBW) but in different directories (yellow folders).

    If you try to COPY and PASTE all the results of a SEARCH, into say, a memory stick (ie: disk E: or some other letter),  wand you try that PASTE operation to a single common backup folder,  you'll be interrupted when a duplicate NAME (identical named file) from some OTHER folder, tries to superimpose over the top of the same file NAME already pasted.

    SOLUTION:   Hand pick the latest files (based on the DATES of last access) or dates that you know are relevant to when you last accessed/updated such LIVE files,  and single those out for copying/pasting.

    This approach was used as part of solving this problem in recent days, for example:
    https://community.reckon.com/reckon/topics/i-encountered-a-problem-this-morning-now-cant-open-reckon...

    Cheers!


    Gary Pope
    An Accredited Partner- Consultant  (VIC. Aust)

    "Working with Accountants/Bookkeepers PPs/APs, as an
          independent IT Professional
    and retired FCPA Accountant"



  • Datarec_ReckonLtd
    Datarec_ReckonLtd Reckon Staff Posts: 1,091 Reckon Staff
    edited December 2016
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    Thank you for that Gary, very cool.

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