Repair QuicKBooks file that won't open

  • December 27, 2023

Process of Repairing QuickBooks file that won't open

    1. Make sure that the QuickBooks you are using is well up to date with the newest version.
    2. Check if you can open the file straight from QuickBooks: You can do this from File > Open or restore company.
    3. Make sure that other QuickBooks apps are not running alongside QuickBooks. You can do this by holding down the ALT tag and opening QuickBooks.
    4. Try to open a sample company: Do this if your company file doesn’t open. This way you will figure out that if there is a problem with QuickBooks or the file itself.
    5. You can open a sample company by clicking:
      1. No Company Open window >> Opening sample file.
      2. If it won’t open then click the “Troubleshooting the Quickbooks Installation” section.
    6. Try moving the file to a new path: Do this if you think that the QuickBooks file path is an issue and is discouraging the file from opening.
    7. Check if the QuickBooks company file properties are in order: Check if the file is not corrupted.
    8. Try renaming your company file: If all the properties are well and good then try renaming the company file. Sometimes it is seen that only by renaming the file you are able to troubleshoot errors.
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