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Version Detector Isn’t Working

Version Detector Isn’t Working

Version Detector Isn’t Working


Q – I just downloaded the latest release for version 2004 and one of the highlights was a version detector that will provide the information with what version the file was last opened. I installed the update, but I still do not see the version, what am I doing wrong?


A – Unfortunately, we had the exact same problem. For some reason, there is an additional step required.

Click on the Windows Start button, then choose Run. In the Run box on the open line type the following: regsvr32 “C:Program FilesCommon FilesIntuitQuickBooksQBVersionTool.dll”

Click OK. Now open QuickBooks and choose File > Open Company. When you place the cursor over the *.qbw file, your should see that a line is added for “last opened with:” This also works if you place the cursor over a *.qbw file using the Windows Explorer. If a file has been restored from a back up but not yet opened, the previous version will remain intact. For example, a client sends a back up and you are unsure what version they are using, you can open version 2004 and restore the file (do not convert or open it) then use the version detector to see what version it was last opened with.

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Overview of Version 2004