Quicken & Other Budget/Accounting Software/can not find data server



I can not open the program QB 2008.  I get this error message  

Can not find data server..   

Could you please help?

Thank you,   Gabe

Hi Gabe,

Do you have a separate computer (or server) that stores your data file?
If so, try rebooting your server

Then go into your server from your computer

Right click on windows button (lower left corner)
select explorer
then see if you can click on the folder the QuickBooks data is stored in
 It may ask you the for the administrator and the password.

Once you have logged into the server from your computer

Open QuickBooks and select the file menu > open > and navigate to the folder where the
QuickBooks is stored and double click on the data file.

Linda Saltz, CPA
Advanced Certified QuickBooks Advisor

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