How to Repair Corrupt QBW Files on Windows or Mac

repair corrupt QBW files

QuickBooks is an accounting tool marketed and designed by Intuit Inc. and uses by almost small and big organization for financially related process. It is very useful for to store important financial data. It has successfully gained huge popularity with the subscriber population of 1.3 million all over the world. That is why there is a variety of possibilities of QuickBooks database or QBW files corruption.

QuickBooks Data File is simply a big database which does not contain any moving parts or programs. The data has to be sequenced and ordered correctly in the file to be read properly by the software. It is easy and simple for the software to maintain the data in the correct order if the data file is small i.e. under 200 MB and also adds new data in the correct place so it is easy for it to find in the future. The software struggle to keep all of the data in order when the data file grows larger than 200 MB and this can usually lead to incorrect report. One can easily found out corruption of QBW files by comparing the balances like different reports. Accounts balance, accounts Payable and other balance sheet also are compared to other reports in QuickBooks. If you are unable to tie these amounts then your QBW files might be corrupted.

How to know your QBW files are Corrupted.

Corrupted QBW files are those files that cannot be opened by Intuit QuickBooks or suddenly becomes unusable. Sometimes they show some unusual errors that are hard to understand. These error might arrived due to firewall settings create problem with QBW files, multiple QuickBooks files are running, QBW file is damaged or network connectivity between computer and server is lost. A corrupt file may cause several problems if it is connected to any outside reporting program. You will probably encounter failure in the sync process or incorrect reporting of that program if the program uses automatic sync manager. There are so many reason due to QBW file are corrupted such as improper or abrupt system shut down, human errors, power outages, bugs in the application, virus infection etc.

Repair Corrupt QBW files

Yu can use inbuilt utility of QuickBooks application in order to repair corrupt QBW file in such situation. Follow the given steps to repair the corrupt files,

  • Click on File menu and select “Close Company/Logoff” option.
  • After then, again go to File Menu and check Utilities and Select Verify Data Option.
  • Select the problem QuickBooks database from the hard drive.

If the above solution is unable to repair your corrupted QBW files then you can use QuickBooks File Repair Tool. This tool is efficient and helpful and also able to recover all the information related to the services, customers, vendors, stored in QuickBooks. With the help of this tool you can easily repair all the damaged and corrupted QBW files without affecting any data loss. If any errors encountered while you are accessing or opening the files then you need to apply this tool because it could able to fix QuickBooks errors.

Steps to repair Corrupt QBW files

Step 1: Download and install QuickBooks File Repair Tool and click on “Select File” button if you know the location of QuickBooks files or select “Search Files” if you don’t know the location of files.

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Step 2: Click the ‘Scan File’ button for scanning the selected file.

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Step 3: After then, click on the “Company” button to see the preview of scanned company information.

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Step 4: By clicking on ‘Customer’ button, you can see the customer related information.

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Step 5: Click on “Vendors” button to see the information of vendors.

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Step 6: If you want to see the information of employees click on “Employees” button.

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Step 7: Click on the “Repair” button, a “Save As” dialog box will appear select version, path and then click on the ‘Start’ button.

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Step 8: If repair process is successfully completed then a message will appear as “repair process completed successfully”. Now click ‘OK’ and close the box.

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