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i cannot seem to figure out how I can back-up a copy of my QuickBooks pro 2013 onto an external hard drive. any help would be appreciated.
Please explain what you mean. Do you want to backup the installed application, or your user data files?
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Manually Back Up File
You can manually back up a company file, or you can back up a company file automatically. To manually back up a company file, complete the following steps.
Manually Back Up Company Data File
If you have difficulty backing up directly to a CD-R or CD-RW drive, first back up to your hard drive. Then, use the windows explorer or your CD "burner" software to back up the file to CD.
Automatically Back Up File
QuickBooks has two automatic methods to back up your file. The first method creates a backup file each time you close the file. You set the frequency of how often QuickBooks creates the backup. QuickBooks stores this backup file on your hard drive under the QuickBooks directory in a folder named "Auto Backup".
The second method lets you schedule an unattended backup. This means you do not have to be working in QuickBooks, or even at your computer. This backup file can only be stored on a local or network hard drive. The company file must be closed during a scheduled backup.
Automatically Back Up When Closing File
Schedule Unattended Backup
To understand more about Quickbook read here.
Okay. So, what is the problem? As you want to backup the file(s) to an external drive, when you browse to the file save location you would select the external drive and drill down to whatever folder you want toe file(s) to save into.