Delete Your Old Company Files in QuickBooks
Question: I have a few company files set up in QuickBooks Premier from businesses I started but no longer run. How do I delete them from the list of companies to open?
Answer: These companies can be hidden but technically not deleted.
Select "File," "Open Previous Company" to see the list of all the companies you have created in QuickBooks.
To hide one, select "Edit List" on the righthand side of the screen. This will again show the list, but with a “Hide” column added on the left side. Select in “Hide” the companies you want to remove from this list and click OK. Once selected, you will no longer see this company listed, although its company file will still exist on your computer.
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QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise can be modified to better serve ad specialty distributors. Harriet Gatter is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a former accounting professor and a former ad specialty distributor. She advises ad specialty distributors to use QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise, often in conjunction with other industry-specific software, to manage the complexities of the ad specialty business, with the results being time saved, errors eliminated and an overall accurate accounting of your business. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.