Delete a company database

If you want to remove a company from Microsoft Office Accounting 2009, delete the data file and then delete the associated company file, which is stored by default in the My Documents\Accounting 2009 \Companies folder of the administrator who set up your company in Accounting 2009.

Note: You cannot delete a company database when it is in use. Close the database first.

You must have Administrator access to delete a company.

To delete the data file:

  1. On the File menu, point to Utilities and then click Data Utilities.

  2. In the Data Maintenance dialog box, under Delete a company, click Delete.

    Note: If the Delete command appears dimmed, it is unavailable. You do not have sufficient access to use it.

  3. In the Delete a Database dialog box, select the file name.

    Note: You cannot delete the database that is currently open.

  4. Click Delete.

  5. To confirm, click Yes.

  6. To close the dialog box, click Close.

  7. To exit, click Close.

To delete the associated company file:

  1. Log on to Windows as the Administrator who installs and sets up the software.

  2. On the Start menu, point to Documents and then click My Documents.

  3. Click the Accounting 2009folder to open it.

  4. Click the Companies folder to open it.

  5. Select the company file name.

  6. On the File menu, click Delete.

  7. To confirm, click Yes.

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