Backing Up and Restoring Excel Workbooks

by David Ringstrom,CPA
As you’re likely aware, you can establish automatic, unattended back-ups of your QuickBooks data. Further, if you’re using the cloud based QuickBooks Online, then practically every keystroke you make is backed up as you go. It’s a different world in Microsoft Excel, however. Users sometimes inadvertently lose hours of work on a given spreadsheet. Reasons might include forgetting to save, workbooks that get corrupted, or any number of other scenarios. In this article I’ll discuss some measures that you can take to establish a similar sense of security for your Excel spreadsheets that you have with QuickBooks.
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About the author:

David H. Ringstrom, CPA, heads up Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based software and database consulting firm providing training and consulting services nationwide. Contact David at or follow him on Twitter. David speaks at conferences about Microsoft Excel and presents webcasts for several CPE providers, including AccountingWEB partner CPE Link.