What If: I forgot my QuickBooks Administrator Password?
Newer versions of QuickBooks offer an ‘in-product’ password reset utility streamlining the process of setting a new Administrator Password in the event you forget it. To use this utility follow these steps:
1. In the Password window, click I forgot my password link.
2. In the Password Challenge window, click the I forgot my answer link.
3. QuickBooks opens the Reset Administrator Password Window; in the fields provided, enter your information provided when QuickBooks was first registered, including your QuickBooks license number, Name (First and Last), Email address, Business telephone number, and Business address Zip code. This information will be validated with the information on file at Intuit.
4. Click the Next button.
If the information matches, you will be sent an email with a Password Reset code (or access token).
5. Enter the Password Reset code (or access token) and click the Next button. I recommend that you copy the code from the email and paste it into the appropriate field. If you submit an invalid code, you will have to start the entire process over.
6. When prompted, enter your new password in the New Password field and then enter it again in the Confirm New Password field.
7. Click the Challenge Question drop-down and select a Challenge Question. Enter your Answer in the Answer field.
8. Click Ok.
Within a few moments, QuickBooks resets the Administrator Password and prompts you to enter it as part of a normal log-in. You can either retain the new password, or change it normally after QuickBooks opens. If Credit Card Protections are in-force, you will normally be prompted to change the Password again using the standard process for changing the password under the Admin login.
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Forgot Admin Password
I am required to enter information provided when quickbooks registered but i forgot it i only remember the license number. what i will do now to restore my admin password?
How to Reset Password for QuickBooks Admin and other Users?
When you logged in QuickBooks accounting software. QuickBooks Desktop automatically creates the Admin user, you may be using another log in references added by the Admin. Security updates and other surprising assets may lead you to reset your password.
This article is about rebuilding the QB Admin password and other passwords you may have related to using QB Desktop. Read the complete article to follow the instructions. You can also talk to a Certified ProAdvisor by dialing our QuickBooks support number to save your time and effort.
Important Password Tips to Remember
The password doesn’t contain spaces. Re-enter the password without spaces.
When you create new passwords. Then you need to make a complex password. So you can follow some instructions: at least 7 characters (letters, numbers, special characters), at least 1 number, at least one uppercase letter.
Your keyboard might not be functioning correctly.
You may be seeing an incorrect login screen. A login screen that asks for a password but does not ask for a username is the administrator’s login screen and you have a non-admin login, close QuickBooks, and then reopen it.
The password may actually be blank. Some users choose to leave the Admin password to their data file empty, or blank.
Note: Intuit does not recommend this practice, for security reasons. Then press OK in the login screen without entering a password.
Change the Password in QuickBooks
At first, open the company files then select the Company> Set Up Users and Password.
Enter your current password in the current password field.
Now, you need to enter the new password in the Confirm new password field.
You have forgotten or lost your password.
There are two ways to reset your lost or forgotten password:
Reset password using your security question.
You see the login screen in the QuickBooks desktop, Select I forgot my password.
Answer the security question and click OK.
Just press on Close when you see this message: “ When you removed the password and challenge answer and the question then your company file is no longer password-protected. When you nearby this window, then you create a new password and select and answer your challenge question.”
Open the window then change the QuickBooks password.
Then enter a new password and new challenge question.
Press on OK.
Then your File will open.
Reset Admin password using a reset code( Admin only)
Select the Automatic Password Reset Tool for QuickBooks Desktop to reset your Admin password.
Important: Please make sure you enter the First and Last Name of the person who originally purchased/activated the product.
Changing another user’s password
Firstly, Login into the company file as the administrator.
Go to the Company menu, select the user whose password you want to change.
Now, select Edit User.
Enter the new password in the password field and confirm password field.
And finally, click Next twice and then click Finish.
If you are facing any trouble regarding resetting your password you can call our QuickBooks Error Support Number by dialing our toll-free number
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You will then be prompted for a Password Reset Code. This will be sent to you from with the email subject, QuickBooks Automated Password Removal Service. Enter the Password Reset Code from that email and click OK.
Follow the instructions thereafter to create a new QuickBooks Administrator password as well as set up a new Challenge Question.
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