Step 1) Open QuickBooks on your computer
Step 2) Go to the main menu in QuickBooks and choose File, then choose Create Backup
Step 3) Choose Local backup, then choose Next
Step 4) Choose Save it now, then click Next
Step 5) Click the Browse button
Step 6) Navigate to your local C drive and click the link so that it is highlighted and click OK
Step 7) You will see your local drive C in the box, please type QBTransfer in the (Required) field as seen below. We will create a backup to this folder. Click OK.
Step 8) Click YES when the following message appears.
Step 9) If you receive this message, choose USE THIS LOCATION.
Step 10) Click Save it now and then click Next
Step 11) Please note at the top of this window, you are now in the QBTransfer directory.
At the bottom of this window is your backup's file name. Click SAVE.
Step 12) If this message appears, click USE THIS LOCATION.
Step 13) Please wait for the saving to complete. This is your progress meter.
NOTE: Now that your QuickBook company file has been saved to your local computer, we are now ready to upload this file to the cloud.
Step 14) Please close your local copy of QuickBooks. Click File, then click Exit