Delete QuickBooks Company and Start Over.

When the company file is opened in QuickBooks then you will receive a list of all the company files that are available by the software to choose from. If the list has more files then there are chances of you selecting the wrong file and working in the wrong company.

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How to Edit Company File in Quickbooks 2022

If you are willing to remove the company file from the list and do not want the permanent deletion of it then you can edit companies that are being displayed by QuickBooks on startup.

  • Go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company
  • Select Open a Company file and then click on Next. Window with the available company files, all of them, will open up
  • Then tap on the Edit list present under the Open button. The window of Edit Company List will open up
  • Make sure to put the check mark on the company file that you are willing to hide. All you have to do is just click on the file name
  • Then click on OK to ensure hide the company

How to Delete Quickbooks Company from Open Company List

If you are willing to remove the company file completely then QuickBooks can help you to get the file deleted permanently.

Total Time: 11 minutes

  1. Step One

    Go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company. Navigate the file that you are willing to delete and then choose Open

  2. Step Two

    Open the file confirmation by pressing the Ctrl+1 or F2 key. Copy the file’s location. The address of the location will start with the “C:\” and is going to end with the “.qbw”

  3. Step Three

    Get the QuickBooks program closed down and then navigate the file location on the computer. The file will be having the icon of QuickBooks on it

  4. Step Four

    Now go to file and right click on it and then select delete

  5. Step Five

    Open the QuickBooks again and then navigate to the Open or Restore Company. In case the file appears still then tap on the Edit list and then tap on the company file to hide it

  6. Step Six

    Click on OK to hide the file that is deleted

Removing Companies from The QuickBooks Online

Removing the QuickBooks files from QuickBooks Online is a bit different. If you are registered/listed as the user on QuickBooks online then the company file will keep on appearing as you log in and are listed as a company user. An account cannot be deleted by you only an administrator can delete the user account.

To get yourself removed as the user:

  • Login with the credentials of an administrator
  • Choose the company which you are willing to hide from the login stage
  • Tap on the Edit or Remove the User’s Access
  • Select your user name of yours and then tap on the Remove User
  • Click on OK to get yourself removed as the user.

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