.QBB is the file extension that is used when you want to do Quickbooks restore. This is the same file extension of Quickbooks backup. Make sure to have the .qbb file available or know the location/path where this file is saved so that it will be easy for you to proceed with the restore.
Here are the steps to do Quickbooks restore:
- In Quickbooks, go to File menu and click Open or Restore Company.
- Click Restore a backup copy (.qbb) and then click Next.
- Click Local backup and then click Next.
- The Open Backup Copy window opens. If you don't see here your backup file (.qbb), click the Look in drop-down arrow and navigate to the location where you saved the backup file. Then select the backup file then click Open.
- The Where do you want to restore the file? window will appear. Click Next to continue.
- If needed, click the Save in drop-down arrow and navigate to the location where you want to restore the backup file. Click Save to restore your backup file.
Note: If QuickBooks finds a company file with the same name in the folder you specified, you will receive the message below. This is a warning message saying that the same filename is already existing in the folder where you are trying to restore the file.
If you click No, you have to change the filename or save it on a different location. If you click Yes, you will receive another message to confirm that you really want to replace the existing file. This will delete the existing file, so be careful on this. Unless you are really sure, I recommend you save it on a different location or save it on a different filename.
- After clicking Save to restore your backup file, it will start restoring your data. And when your data is restored successfully, Quickbooks will say that your data has been restored.
Congratulations! You now know how to restore your company backup file.