How to Change Single to Multi User Mode in QuickBooks?

QuickBooks offers two modes of operation: single-user mode and multi-user mode. Single-user mode is the default mode, and it allows only one user to access the company file at a time. Multi-user mode allows multiple users to access the company file at the same time. This guide will help you to change the user mode of the QuickBooks company file.

Note: A user does not need to worry about the performance of the company, as the QuickBooks company file works absolutely fine in both modes of access.  The file will not face any performance issues in the Multimode.

Steps to Switch Single-User Mode to Multi-User Mode in QuickBooks Company File

Follow these steps to Change single to multi-user mode in QuickBooks company file:

Step 1: First, you need to Open QuickBooks then Click on the File menu.

Step 2: Select and switch single-user mode to Multi-user mode.

Switch to Multi-User Mode

Step 3: A warning message will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to switch to multi-user mode. Click ok.

Confirm to Switch Multi User Mode

Step 4: QuickBooks will close the company file and reopen it in multi-user mode.

Step 5: Other users can now open the company file and start working on it.


Switching from single-user mode to multi-user mode in QuickBooks company file is a relatively simple process. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you make the switch. You have to make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for multi-user mode. You can find the system requirements on the QuickBooks website.  After that you must have a network connection if you want other users to access the company file from remote computers. And if you are using a shared server, make sure that the server is configured for multi-user access. Last one, you may need to make changes to your QuickBooks settings before you can switch to multi-user mode.