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Sample data files (*.QBB files)

These sample files were created using QuickBooks Accountant Premier Edition, and are usually opened with Admin and no password. If you find one that requires a password let me know which one and I'll replace it. I'm slowly replacing these with the latest 2016 edition. Thanks!

*.QBB files created for the Mastering QuickBooks® software webinar series in March 2011

and March 2012 (Working Papers) including a comprehensive Payroll Item work-up on a variety of taxable benefits

Sample *QBB from March 2012 in QB v 2013  (see below for v 2012)

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  1. Create a new folder under your QuickBooks data folder (if you don't have that folder, create it first)
  2. Please save the .qbb file first on your computer to this new folder
  3. Then restore each *.QBB backup file
  4. Opening QuickBooks® software
  5. Choose to restore the .QBB files (do this one at a time for each of these files)
  6. User will be Admin, and if there's a password, choose to reset and create your own password


Lawyer's WIP shows Inventory of unbilled costs as a Current Asset - Admin - No password

Cats & Dogs Limited  file shows start up procedures using Open Bal Equity and Open Bal AR & AP to reconcile to sub-ledgers on old books Admin - No password

Early version Inventory Management Inc. file shows a variety of Inventory types from March 8 2011

March 2011 series file shows work to Lesson #10 and includes March 2012 Working Paper series work in v 2012

Campbell's Cafe 2016 *.QBB file shows set up for restaurant with HST conversion in 2010

Sample file from Open Balances and Adjusting Entries Part 1 October 3, 2012

You'll need the 2013 version to view these and a sample 30 day trial should be available at Intuit's website:

  1. Fred's Bar
  2. Susan's Bar after divorce 
  3. Fred's Bar after October 4, 2012 adjustments

Sample file from BCSLPA conference - used for 90 minutes online session Oct 19 2012

Marion Abbots SLP

Inventory Parts series November 2012




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