QB Issue Resolution:

“I see various questions answered regarding backup location but not one that specifically ask this question with a response.”

Yes, you set that Option and it sticks, as long as that resource is available when you run the backup. For instance, if that is a USB Device and it isn’t plugged in, you just wiped out the setting.

“Each company file in desktop, regardless of version, holds the back up data path you set when you create a back up>options, that path is unique to that company file.”

It’s a Retained Setting, unless you mess it up, as I noted.

Open that File. Use F2, then F3. Go to the Open File tab. Open your QBWUSER.INI file. Initialization files hold settings. Here you see “Backup” files and folders listed. Example:

[BACKUPFILES_STANDARD_STRATUM]
FILE1=F:QB BackupsCOMPANY Name (Backup Jan 05,2018  05 18 PM).QBB
FILE2=F:QB BackupsCOMPANY Name (Backup Jan 04,2018  12 46 PM).QBB
FILE3=F:QB BackupsCOMPANY Name (Backup Jan 02,2018  01 06 PM).QBB

down to:

[PROTOCOL]
ENFORCEDPROTOCOLSCHEMA=1.0
REENFORCEMENT=1
VALIDATIONPOLLSCHEDULE=60
WARNINGMESSAGEDATE=04/02/2018
VALIDATIONSTATUS=0
LASTVALIDATED=15313578033935939
[MRUFILES_STANDARD_STRATUM] <== your Most Recently Opened list

Resolution for Issue 'I would like to know if there is a way to configure the default backup directory (one that all files will respect w/o fail).' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

I would like to know if there is a way to configure the default backup directory (one that all files will respect w/o fail).: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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