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Q: How do I update the company file?

A: Updating QuickBooks is easy and important. Updates can include a new feature, a new service, information, or a maintenance release. QuickBooks is configured to download updates from the Intuit server automatically. If you choose not to update QuickBooks automatically, you should update at least once a month manually.

Always make sure you make a backup of your QuickBooks company file before you install the updates and reboot your computer after you install the updates.

Open the Help menu and select Update QuickBooks…

The Update QuickBooks windown appears. Click Options to select whether or not it will automatically update and save.

Then click on the Update Now and Download the update. The next time you open QuickBooks, you can choose to install the update now or install it later.

Gita Faust

About the Author

Gita Faust has over 30 years of accounting experience in the real estate and property management industry, Gita Faust is more than just a real estate investor; she is also popular for her work as an accountant, consultant, mentor, speaker, QuickBooks Top ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Solution Provider, member of Intuit’s Trainer/Writer Network, and, of course, author. Gita is well-known for her exemplary leadership and advisory skills. In fact, she even helped pioneer the adaptation of QuickBooks to suit the needs of professionals in real estate and property management. To share her knowledge she has written a series of courses titled Simplified Accounting Solution, which provides step-by-step guidance for those working with QuickBooks.

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