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I was given a HD that has gone bad and I need to rescue the data saved by Quickbooks. Where does Quickbooks save data by default?

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From here:

Looks like:

C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\[your company data file]

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For Windows 7, the files are located at C:/users/username/Documents/intuit/quickbooks/company files

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The default is usually along these lines:

C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\Components

but it would be easier to run a DIR search (or find on Linux) over the hard drive to see where most of the .qbw files are:

DIR /S *.qbw
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