Quickbooks Backup Bug
Originally posted on June
It's Not What You Think...
While at a clients office one
day, I encountered an error while trying to backup Quickbooks
Pro 2001. I would get an error message that said "Invalid
Drive" when I wanted to change to backup destination
or even try to backup. It was a bugger.
Then another client called me
the very next day with the same error message. We did the usual
things to see if the computer was okay but it just wouldn't backup
the Quickbooks data file... Interesting (said in a spock from
Then, as if I had divine intervention,
it hit me...
Both clients were running a little
program I like to promote here on MH called PopupStopper!
This nice handy little (non Spyware) program will detect and
stop the damn Popup Ads you get while surfing the net. Well,
it looks like it stops Quickbooks from backing up too.
It looks like this in your System
All you have to do is temporarily
disable the PopupStopper by left-clicking on the little red X
located on the lower right hand corner of your screen and clicking
on the 'Do Not Allow Browser Popup Windows' then re-enable it
when your done backing up.
You can also just Double-Click
it to turn it Gray >>>
I've sent an email to the guys
at Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks and the guys at PopupStopper
about this. Hopefully they will effect some sort of patch.
The cool guys at PanicWare
the makers of PopupStopper have responded to my article and email
about the problem. Expect a fix soon.
The smug pompous techs at Intuit
are ignoring me...