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Hi from just answer. I'm PDtax, and will assist.
Thanks for your patience. I just got to a desktop with QuickBooks.
QuickBooks sets a save trail to the last place you sent a backup. A windows XP version of QuickBooks does allow you to direct where to save files. It's QuickBooks, so it's hidden a bit.
Open your copy of QuickBooks. It will open your most recent open file.
Under the File menu, open "save copy or backup". You'll be given choices of the type of file to save. Choose backup copy. Hit Next.
Then select local backup. Hit next.
The next screen allows you to specify EXACTLY where you want backups to be stored. This will be the location the software will look in the future to save your file. Hit Browse, ans you can direct QuickBooks to the folder of your current file.
You might consider using a desktop folder for your QuickBooks business file, just for ease of location, with a backup in a folder you choose. Just a suggestion.
Hope that gets it straight for you. If so, positive feedback is appreciated. I'm PDtax.
You missed what I was doing. By resetting where you a backup, the software will look to that location for all file related storage and saves.