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How To Disable Intuit Data Protect

Intuit Data Protect (IDP), a program available as a subscription, will help you protect your data from loss or erasure.


The following problems will also be fixed by disabling IDP:

  • IDP windows that continually open even when not in use
  • IDP that requires migration to a different host machine

Learn how to disable intuit data protect by following the below steps:

If you have an active subscription to IDP or other QuickBooks products that are part of IDP, see the Active Subscriptions procedures below:

a. Select About Intuit Data Protect from the context menu when IDP is selected in the Ace Server System Tray.
b. There is a popunumber the pointersDOnep with the headline “About Intuit Data Protect.” Press CTRL and F2 at the same time to start the IDP Diagnostic tool.
c. Click the Logout button.

Follow the below steps, if you don’t have active subscription:

Step 1: IDP should be deleted from the Startup folder.
Ace Windows Server

a. Open the Start Menu by navigating to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\StartUp.
b. Right-clicking Intuit Data Protect brings up a menu; select Delete from there.

Step 2: Pause all IDP processes.

a. Open Task Manager.
b. Find the following processes by going to the Processes tab:

  • IntuitDataProtect.exe
  • IBUEngHost.exe
  • QBIDPServices.exe

c. Select each process individually, then select End Process.

Step 3: Pause all IDP services
Ace Windows Server

a. Open the Run dialogue box by pressing Windows+R.
b. Type services.msc
c. It will launch the Services window.
d. Double-click QBIDPService.exe to launch the service.
e. Click Stop under the Service status section. Choose Disabled from the Startup type drop-down menu.

Step 4: Rename the Intuit Data Protect folder

a. Navigate to: C:\Users(Windows Username)\AppData\Local\Intuit\Intuit Data Protect.

Note: The name of the Windows user who is presently signed into the computer is shown as Windows Username.

a. Locate the folder and right click it.
b. Choose Rename. While renaming the folder, you might include the phrase “Old.”

Step 5: Restart the server.
Intuit Data Protect should no longer be launched now

Here’re the 2 benefits of disabling intuit data protect:

  • Reduced Resource Usage: The IDP function backs up your QuickBooks business file and associated data automatically to the Intuit cloud servers. The amount of system resources (such as bandwidth and computing power) used by the backup process can be decreased by disabling this option. This can be helpful if you are on a budget or would rather utilize an alternate backup strategy.
  • Cost Savings: Since IDP requires a subscription, turning it off might save you monthly costs. Disabling it might be a cost-effective choice if you discover that the backup frequency or storage offered by Intuit Data Protect is not required for your company’s needs.

While deactivating IDP has advantages, it’s critical to have a backup strategy in place to guarantee the security and recoverability of your QuickBooks data. Consider adopting a backup plan that best meets your company’s demands because regular backups are crucial for data security and catastrophe recovery.

If you’re still having trouble disabling intuit data protect and need more help, feel free to contact us at +1-855-223-4887.