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How to Open two Company Files in the Same Year in QuickBooks

My problem is that you can’t open more than one company shortcut in QuickBooks of the same year.  Example:  Donut World – One company created in QuickBooks with shortcut on the desktop.  Ed’s Gym – 2nd company created in QuickBooks with shortcut on the desktop.  Both use the same year of QuickBooks, but can’t open together at once on my desktop. I have to close one before the other can open.  How do I solve that problem? Different years of QuickBooks open fine at the same time on the PC, but not of the same year with multiple companies and shortcuts to those companies. Help?
Unfortunately, QuickBooks won’t allow you to open two company files in the same year.  In fact, you can’t even open an Enterprise and a Premier file in the same year (i.e., Premier 2010 and Enterprise 10.0).  You can try some sort of virtual software system, like VMWare.  If you have Windows 7, you can also run one file in Windows 7 and the other in XP Mode.You can send QuickBooks feedback online from your Help menu.  They take this feedback very seriously so if enough people complain they may fix it.


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Ruth Perryman - QuickBooks Specialist Written by +Ruth Perryman

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