Restore Missing Customized Templates

How To Restore Missing Customized Templates, Logos And Information From A Restored Backup In QuickBooks

Which means you've just spent hours obtaining the colors and column widths just right in your QuickBooks invoices?

Take just a minute and make a backup copy of your handiwork. It's not hard to do and you will thank me later.


In QuickBooks, click Lists, then Templates when you look at the menu bar. From there, click the template you would like to back up, click on the box that says "Templates" in the lower left hand corner and then Export for a window that seems like this:


When you click on the Export option, you will observe a window asking where you wish to save the template. Simply choose an external drive, a flash drive, or any other location that isn't exactly like your primary computer as the place for safekeeping of one's template.


  • The procedure above enables you to backup one template at any given time. To backup multiple templates, you need to use Windows Explorer to find them and then copy and paste them.
  • QuickBooks invoice templates are stored as .DES files, in order to quickly do a search for *.DES files on your desktop to find where they've been stored.
  • You can never have way too many backups. QuickBooks has been recognized to corrupt templates every once in a while or a co-worker may mess one up as well. By having backups, you can easily easily and quickly pull it back since it should be to get returning to work.

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