QuickBooks password recovery is a crucial resource for those users who have forgotten or lost access to their QuickBooks accounts. This feature helps users to reset their passwords easily. Both admin and non-admin users can have their passwords reset by the company file admin through the users and passwords menu.
In cases the regular password reset procedures doesn’t work then the automated password reset tool becomes an alternate solution. This tool provides a systematic approach and guides users through the password recovery process. Let’s delve into more details of QuickBooks password recovery methods.
Guide to Use the Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop to Access Company File
Resetting your QuickBooks admin password is an easy process with the automated password reset tool in QuickBooks Desktop. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you access your company file.
- Access the automated password reset tool for QuickBooks Desktop. This tool supports password reset for QuickBooks versions from 2008 to 2019. If you don’t have a CEF browser then a HTML page will open and redirecting you to the correct link.
- Fill in the QuickBooks license number and the business information used during your QuickBooks registration. Ensure that the entered details match the information in the system. Correctly fill the email address, primary business phone number and ZIP code of the main contact.
- Agree to the license terms and the Automated Password Reset tool will automatically be downloaded. If the download doesn’t start automatically then manually select the “Download now” option.
- Run the Automated Password Reset tool and input the token number received via email.
- Choose the corresponding QuickBooks version from the QuickBooks Desktop Products drop-down menu.
- Select the “Browse for Company File” and choose the specific company file for which you want to reset the password.
- Provide the correct company file admin username (if different from ‘Admin’) and enter a temporary new password. QuickBooks will prompt you to change this password when you next open the company file.
- Finalize the process by selecting “Reset Password.” This step ensures the successful completion of the password reset for your QuickBooks Desktop.
Reset Admin password in any version of QuickBooks Desktop for Windows
- Download the Automated Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop. This tool is applicable to all versions of QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.
- Enter your QuickBooks license number and business details used during registration. If there’s a mismatch then log in to your Intuit account to verify and ensure accuracy in details like the authorized user’s name, email address, primary mailing address, license number and phone number.
- Agree to the license terms and the tool will auto-download. If the auto-download fails then manually select “Download now” and save it to your Desktop.
- Execute the Automated Password Reset tool and enter the token number received via email.
- Choose the alternative QuickBooks version from the QuickBooks Desktop Products drop-down.
- Navigate and select the company file you wish to reset the password for.
- Provide the correct Company File Admin Username (if different from “Admin”). Set a temporary New Password as QuickBooks prompts you to change it after opening the company file.
- Click “Reset Password” to finalize the process. Now, log in to your company file using the new password. Note that the password reset tool is one-time use and you need to fill out the verification form again for a new token.
Reset Admin and User Password for QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and also MAC
If you’ve lost or forgotten your password for QuickBooks Desktop on your Windows or MAC, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you regain access to your company file.
Reset password for QuickBooks Desktop for Windows
If you’ve lost or forgotten your password for QuickBooks Desktop on Windows, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you regain access to your company file.
Resetting a User Password
- Open QuickBooks and sign in as the new admin user.
- Navigate to “Company,” then select “Set Up Users and Passwords.”
- Choose “Set Up Users” and re-enter the admin password.
- Select the user needing a password reset in the User List. Then choose “Edit User.”
- Set a new password, click “Next” twice, and select “Finish.”
Resetting the Admin Password
- Open QuickBooks and your company file.
- On the sign-in screen da click “I forgot my password.”
- Choose an email and click “Next” to receive a password reset token via email. If your email isn’t listed, follow on-screen instructions.
- Lastly, enter the token from your email.
- Open QuickBooks Desktop and select “I forgot my password” on the login window.
- Complete the form with…
- QuickBooks Desktop license number (press F2 from the login window to find it).
- Name, email address, phone number and ZIP code used during purchase.
- Click “OK” and if your information is correct then receive a code in your CAMPS primary email.
- Check spam folders if the code isn’t in your inbox.
- Follow QuickBooks’ instructions to create a new admin password.
If the password reset process is unsuccessful
- Review your information for any typing errors and ensure that it aligns with CAMPS details.
- If the error continues then use the Automated Password Reset tool.
Reset password for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Resetting your password in QuickBooks Desktop for Mac is a simple process. Here’s a guide on how to do it.
Resetting Admin Password
If you’re the administrator then follow these steps:
- Click on the lock icon in the Password field. A pop-up menu will appear displaying recovery email addresses.
- Choose an accessible email address and click OK.
- You’ll receive an email from QuickBooks with instructions on creating a new admin password.
Resetting Non-Admin Password
Only the admin can reset passwords for non-admin users. Here’s how:
- Sign in to the company file as the admin.
- Select Users and Passwords from the Company menu.
- Choose the user for whom you want to change the password and click Edit.
- Select the lock icon and then enter the new password.
- Save your changes.
By following these steps you can easily reset passwords for both admin and non-admin users in QuickBooks Desktop for Windows or Mac.
In conclusion, QuickBooks Password Recovery offers a user-friendly process for resetting forgotten passwords. Utilize the Automated Password Reset Tool and follow the given steps. In case if the user is still facing issue then feel free to reach out to our dedicated Experts who are ready to help. Our QuickBooks support team will ensure a smooth and secure recovery process, allowing you to regain access to your QuickBooks account without any difficulty.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I recover my QuickBooks password if I forgot it?
If you’ve forgotten your QuickBooks password you can reset it using the Automated Password Reset Tool. Open QuickBooks then select “I forgot my password” on the sign-in screen and follow the prompts to receive a reset token via email. Enter the token in QuickBooks to create a new password.
What should I do if the Automated Password Reset Tool doesn’t work?
If the Automated Password Reset Tool doesn’t work then double-check the information you entered and ensure that it matches your details in the Customer Account Management Portal (CAMPS). If the issue continues then consider contacting QuickBooks support for further assistance.
Can I reset a user password in QuickBooks?
Yes, if you are the admin user and know the admin password then you can easily reset a user password. Access the Set Up Users and Passwords menu, select Set Up Users, choose the user to reset and then follow the on-screen instructions to enter a new password.
Is there a one-time use limitation for the Automated Password Reset Tool?
Yes, the Automated Password Reset Tool is one-time use. If you need to reset your password again, you’ll have to fill out the verification form to generate a new token.
What information is required for QuickBooks password recovery?
For password recovery you may need your QuickBooks license number, the name, email address, phone number and ZIP code associated with the product when purchased. Ensure these details match the information in the CAMPS.
Can I recover passwords for QuickBooks Desktop on Mac?
Yes, administrators can reset their passwords by selecting the lock icon in the Password field, choosing a recovery email address and following the email instructions. Admins can also reset passwords for non-admin users through the Users and Passwords menu.