How to disable automatic backups in Quickbooks for Mac?

I have lots of Company Files in QuickBooks and it keeps creating several backups of all the files on daily basis which is occupying space on my computer, I want to either disable automatic backups so that I can manually create it whenever required.

Asked on July 6, 2018 in QuickBooks Desktop.
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QuickBooks for Mac has a different way to save the backup copy if you choose to take the backup for the company file. It will create a backup copy every time you close the company file (it does not prompt for Yes or No like desktop for windows).

To disable the option for automatic backup please follow the below-mentioned steps.


    • Go to the File menu and choose Save Copy or Back Up. The Save Copy or Backup window opens.


    • Choose Backup Copy and click Next


    • If you haven’t already done so, click Options to set your backup default method (such as where you want to save your local backup/backup location) and then click Next.


    • Choose Change Location or Use this Location.


    • Click on Next button.


    • Click Save it now and schedule future backups or Only schedule future backups, and then click Next.


    • Select the Save backup copy automatically when I close my company files every time box.


    • Fill the number in the field provided, and then click Finish.


Further, if you face any problem, talk to QuickBooks ProAdvisor Support Phone Number for the best solutions.

Answered on July 17, 2018.

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