How to Recover QuickBooks Password?

How to Recover QuickBooks Password?

Learn the procedure to recover or reset the lost QuickBooks password For admin or other users

A QuickBooks administrator password is needed to access all your data which a user have stored all your data in QuickBooks files. To keep a strong password it protects all your business from an unauthorized access related to folks most crucial information or their private details that kept as hidden.

However, the requirement to enter a password will also lock you out from accessing the information if you have lost the password. If you any other user have encountered admin password issue in your QuickBooks then read carefully this blog. We have shared few steps that you should follow to reset/recover your QuickBooks password.

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Easy ways to Reset Password For QuickBooks Administrator

When you logged in QuickBooks accounting software. This will automatically creates the Admin user, you may be using another log in references added by the Admin. Security updates and other surprising assets may lead you to reset your password.

QuickBooks is a versatile software that doesn’t only help you in managing your company data and tracking your company’s performance but also keeping your crucial company data safe. The multitasking software itself creates the Admin user for you when you login to the software for the first time and furthermore enables you and other users to create more usernames and passwords. To keep your details safe, QuickBooks Desktop asks you for the password every time you or any other user tries to access company file. Now, at times security updates and other features may require you to reset your password. 

This article contains information about resetting the QuickBooks Admin password and other passwords you may have related to using QuickBooks Desktop. If you or any other user have encountered similar issue, and requires to recover or rebuild QuickBooks Admin password or any other password to login to QB desktop, here are some tips to follow.

Password tips and other reminders

  • Use complex passwords: at least 7 characters (letters, numbers, special characters), at least 1 number, at least one uppercase letter.
  • Passwords are case sensitive. Check the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys. One (or both) might be on, or could have been on when you created the password.
  • The password should not have any space. If you have used space, then retype the password without spaces.
  • Make sure your keyboard is functioning properly.
  • You should be on the right screen. A login screen that demands a password but not a username is the admin’s login screen. If you aren’t admin and you have a non-admin login then close QuickBooks Desktop and reopen it.
  • The admin password may also be blank. Many users leave admin password to their data file empty or blank. (This practice is, however, not recommended by Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks.)
  • In case of no password, press “OK” in the login screen without putting any password.

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How to Change QuickBooks Password?

  1. Go to Company file, choose the company and then Set-up users and Password.
  2. Enter your current password
  3. Write your new password in confirm new password box and click OK button.
  4. In case you forgot or lost your password, you can try the below-mentioned tips to reset your password in QuickBooks.

Use Challenge Question to Reset Password

  • Choose “I forgot my password” on the login screen.
  • Reply to the security question and click OK.
  • Press Close when the following message pops up on your screen. “When you removed the password and challenge answer and question, and your company file is no longer password-protected. When you nearby this window, then you create a new password and select and answer your challenge question.
  • Open the window and change QuickBooks password.
  • Enter a new password and select a new challenge question.
  • Press OK button.
  • Your File will open.

Reset Password for QuickBooks Desktop Admin and other users

To reset QuickBooks admin password checkout the following video and then go through the manual steps given below:

  1. First of all, confirm the latest version of a QuickBooks software version on your operating system. It is the same once you used in the last time which you’ve opened your ‘QuickBooks file‘ with a strong password.
  2. Now after this, first open your Intuit support page, click on QuickBooks automated password reset tool tab and then seek the latest version by selecting your accounting software when you’re using or working on it.
  3. Follow the instructions on the new page. Windows users of QuickBooks are directed to fill out an online form, while Mac users are sent directly to technical support for further individual help. Intuit will provide you with either instructions or software to reset the password for your QuickBooks installation, after which you can enter a new password.

Additional method

  • Open your QuickBooks & click on the option ‘I forgot my password‘ when the screen displays ‘QuickBooks login window‘ on a desktop. It asks promptly your security question.
I forgot my password - Screenshot
  • Enter the answer to your security question & click on the ‘OK‘ key button. If it successful a message appears informing that your password get removed.
  • Click to the close or press ‘Alt+F4 keys‘, now enter a ‘New password‘ into a password field, then confirm it and answer for a security question.
  • Fill out the ‘Reset QuickBooks Administrator Password‘ form and click on the ‘OK‘ button. QuickBooks sends an email with an access code that you can enter in the Password Reset Code blank field. Your password is removed and you’re prompted to enter a new password and a new answer for a security question.

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Final words..!

The above-mentioned steps should help you to reset your password for QuickBooks Desktop. However, If you are facing any trouble regarding resetting your password you can call our round the clock QuickBooks password recovery support team at +1-844-405-0907.

Our experts bring with them years of experience as well as innovative tools and technology and can help you fix this or any other accounting related issue in the least possible time.


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How to Use the Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop?

All about the use of automated password reset tool for QuickBooks desktop

QuickBooks have emerged as one of the best accounting software, available in the market today. In fact, it has made accounting easier than it used to be a decade ago. For being packed with powerful features, it has gained a lot of popularity and is being used by small and mid-sized businesses all across the world.

In this article, we will discuss in details about Automated Password reset tool for QuickBooks Desktop. This tool helps users to reset their lost or forgotten password so that they can access their QuickBooks company files.

Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop

This Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop is mostly used to reset QuickBooks Admin Password. This tool is helpful in the case you have lost the password or forgotten it.

The below mentioned details will be required when you try to reset password through the automated tool.

  • License Number
  • Contact Name
  • Phone Number
  • Postcode

Important Note: Your license number, e-mail address, phone number and postal code will certainly be verified against your business Registration record in our database. If any one of the parameters do not match the information we carry file for your business when you registered your product, after that the request will certainly fall short.

How to Use Automated Password Reset Tool?

The first thing to do is select the tool as per the version of QuickBooks used by you.

This image will help you out to find the right options to choose

Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop

Step 1: It is very important to identify version of QuickBooks Desktop being used.

And below are the ways you should follow to determine the version that was used last.

  • First thing to do is find the ‘Product version‘ and release the numbers.
  • After this select the product from the list and try to learn how to check the version and then release the information and follow the given instructions.
  • QuickBooks Statement Writer: Select ‘Reports‘ and ‘QuickBooks Statement Writer‘ in QuickBooks.
  • Once the program opens select the ‘Help option‘ and then choose About ‘QuickBooks Statement Writers‘. In the About Window the version information can be found.
  • Merchant Services: Since QuickBooks used the ‘Merchant services‘ that’s why there is no version or release.
  • Point of Sale: Select ‘Help‘ then ‘Product Information‘. There will be information about the version or the release.
  • QuickBooks Basic or Enhanced Payroll: Choose ‘Employees‘ and then ‘Payroll Centers
  • Click on ‘Payroll‘ button
  • QuickBooks for Mac: Choose ‘Help‘ and the on ‘Product Information
  • QuickBooks Desktop: Click on ‘F2‘ to in order to open the Product Information Window

Important Note: You should have .Net Framework 4.5 installed to run the Automated Password Reset Tool.

Step 2: Choose the QuickBooks Desktop version which was last updated to, so as to open QuickBooks Company file

  • First choose the version from QuickBooks Desktop.
  • When registering QuickBooks enter the ‘license number‘ and business info and then click on ‘Submit‘.
  • Once done ‘Accept the agreement of license‘ and then hit the ‘Download‘ tab.
  • Click on ‘Download Now Link‘ in the next screen.
  • In the token number field enter the ‘Token number‘ which you have received in your email.
  • In the QuickBooks drop down menu choose your ‘version of QuickBooks‘.
  • Click on ‘Browse‘ to find the company file and then choose the ‘company file‘ for which you want to reset the password.
  • In the new password and confirm password fields enter the new password
  • And finally click on ‘Reset Password‘.

NOTE: If you are resetting the password for an Accountants Copy working file such as .QBA. After that you will need to type *.* in the file name box and press Enter. This will permit you to see and choose .QBA files.

The process of resetting the password is pretty easy but if you face any difficulty then seek assistance from our QuickBooks Support advisors. You can dial our toll free number for QuickBooks help .i.e. 1-844-405-0907. Our Intuit Certified team will assist you in a better way.


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