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How do I check which version and release of QuickBooks is installed?

There are times when you need to know which version and release of QuickBooks you have installed on your computer system, such as:
•    When you need to know if product update was successfully installed
•    When you need to use the Automated Password Reset Tool

Detailed Instructions

You may use one of the four methods below to find the QuickBooks product version and release information for EasyStart, Basic, Pro, Premier, or Enterprise Solutions.

Method One

The product edition and version appear in the title bar, at the top of the product window in Version 2007 and earlier.  Multicurrency Edition and Version 2008 and later do not show the year in the title bar.

For example, the screen shot below shows the title bar for QuickBooks Version 2006.

4626 Method One - Title Bar

Method Two

Press Ctrl + 1 or F2 to open the Product Information window.  The version, edition, and release appear at the top of the window on the Product line.  Multicurrency Edition and Versions 2008 and 2009 do not show the year in the Product line.

4626 Method Two - Product Information Window

Note:  If you cannot open QuickBooks to find the product information because the QuickBooks Login screen appears and you do not know the Admin password, then click Cancel.  QuickBooks will default to the No Company Open window.  Alternatively, to open QuickBooks press and hold the Ctrl key, and then double-click the QuickBooks program icon on your desktop.  Continue pressing the Ctrl key until you see the No Company Open window, then release the Ctrl key.

Method Three

If QuickBooks still does not open:

  1. Right-click the QuickBooks program icon on your desktop and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Find Target button. 
  3. On the window that appears, highlight the program executable file (QBW32.EXE).  In versions older than Version 6.0 (1999), the executable file is called QBW.EXE.  Right click on QBW32.EXE and choose PropertiesNote: Depending on whether your Windows Folder Options are set to show or hide extensions for known file types, the file may display as QBW32.EXE or QBW32.
  4. On the Properties window that appears click the General tab.  The Location line shows the year of your QuickBooks version.
  5. Click the Version tab and under Item name, click File Version. To the right, under Value, the last release update to your copy of QuickBooks appears.  For example: 18.0C R7. The number 18 refers to QuickBooks 2009.  The “C” identifies the program as Canada English.  The R7 refers to maintenance release 7.  (See the chart below for other versions).

4626 Method Three - QBW32 EXE Properties

Year Canada English Canada French
2013 V23.0C R1  n/a
2012 V22.0C R1 to R9 n/a
2011 V20.0C R1 to R6 n/a
2010 V19.0C R1 to R5 n/a
2009 V18.0C R1 to R7 V18.0F R1 to R8
2008 V17.0C R1 to R7 n/a
Multicurrency Edition V16.0C R20 to R25 n/a
2007 V16.0C R1 to R4 V16.0F R1 to R7
2006 V15.0C R1 to R7 V15.0F R1 to R7
2005 V14.0C R1 to R7 V14.0F R1 to R7
2004 V13.0C R1 to R4 n/a
2003 V12.0C R1 to R7 V12.0F R1 to R7
2002 V10.0C R1 to R5 n/a
2001 V9.0C R1 to R7 V9.0F R1 to R6
2000 V8.0C R1 to R10 n/a
1999 V6.0C R1 to R10 n/a
1998 V5.0C R1 to R8 n/a
1996/97 V4.5C R1 to R19 n/a
Method Four

The product edition and version appear in Add or Remove Programs in Windows.

  1. Click the Microsoft Windows Start button and select Run. Enter control in the Open field and click OK.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the program list, locate the version of QuickBooks you have installed.



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