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Changing QB File Names

Posted by taxguru on April 8, 2007


Subject: I need to change a QuickBooks file name

Hey Kerry,

I have upgraded to QuickBooks Pro 2007 and loaded the files from 2002 and input all the checks from 2003 and 2004 to bring the file current. ( because I couldn’t find the updated file you sent back to me from the 2003 taxes)

Now, I have the 2004 stuff entered and the files have the names associated with 2002.  I would like to change them and can’t figure out how to do it and still keep them “on the radar” for QuickBooks.

If you think it’s easy enough, I would appreciate your help, sent to me at home tonight as I’m just about ready to close this place down and head home to my other job. 

Gracias senor~



While you are not in the QB program, use Windows Explorer or whichever file manager program you prefer (we use PowerDesk), to go into the folder where you have your data files. QB 2007 uses three data files for each company, with extensions of QBW, QBW.ND, and QBW.TLG

You can right mouse click on each file and select “Rename” to change it to whatever you  prefer.  As long as the file’s extension is the same as before the change, the program will open it with no problem.

I hope this works for you.




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