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How to Verify and Rebuild Company File in QuickBooks Desktop

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Verify and Rebuild utility helps to find and fix the data damage in the company file. This is often crucial in resolving company file errors such as 6189, 6073, and other miscellaneous errors.

In this guide, we will show you how to verify and rebuild data in QuickBooks Desktop. Alright, then, continue reading.

Although this blog will guide you on how to fix the damage in the company file, it’s advisable to delegate it to an expert. This is because company data is very crucial for your business and you don’t want to risk losing it. Dial +1(855)-738-0359 and connect to an expert right now for a free consultation!

3 Steps to Fix Data Damage in Company File

Resolving the data damage using the Verify and Rebuild Company Data in QuickBooks Desktop involves three steps: verifying the company data, rebuilding it, and then verifying it again. Let us look at these steps in detail.

1. Verify Company Data

To begin with, we will verify the company data.

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop and go to the Window menu.
  • Choose Close All.
  • Launch the File menu and choose Utilities.
  • Now, tap on Verify Data.

What message does QuickBooks display on the screen:

  • QuickBooks detected no problems with your data – This means your data is clean, and there is no need to rebuild the company data.
  • Your data has lost integrity – This shows data damage in the company file. To fix that, rebuild the company file.
  • An error message – Search this error message on the internet and rebuild company data.

If you find data damage in your company file, proceed to the next step to rebuild it.

2. Rebuild Company File

Let us show you how to rebuild the company file.

  1. Open the File menu and choose Utilities. Choose Rebuild Data.
  2. When QuickBooks prompts you to create a backup, choose OK. You need to create a backup before you can rebuild.
  3. Choose the location where you wish to save the backup, and then choose OK.
  4. Make sure to not replace another backup file. Provide a new name in the File name and choose Save.
  5. Finally, tap on OK when you get the message stating that the rebuild has been completed.

Once done, proceed to the next step.

3. Verify Company Data Again

Let us verify the company data again to check for additional damages in QuickBooks company.

  • Open the File menu and click on Utilities.
  • Now, tap on Verify Data.

If QuickBooks detects more data damage, you will need to manually fix it by opening the qbwin.log file. To do so, open QuickBooks Tool Hub and go to the Company File Issues tab. Click on the open qbwin.log file button. If QuickBooks shows an error, search for the web to learn how to resolve the error.

Another way to resolve the issue is to restore a recent company backup. However, do not overwrite an existing company file when you do so.

Final Words

This was all on Verify and Rebuild data in QuickBooks Desktop. However, if the QuickBooks error persists or you have trouble using QuickBooks because of the damage or corruption, contact an expert.

They have years of experience resolving company file damage and getting it in shape in hours. If you let the damage or corruption in the company data stick for long, you risk losing the company data forever. Therefore, dial +1(855)-738-0359 and speak to a QB expert right now!

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes QuickBooks to stop working?

QuickBooks stops working if the company file is damaged, if the program is corrupt, or if there is corruption or damage in the hard disk. Moreover, if your system doesn’t meet the minimum requirement for QuickBooks Desktop, the application might run slowly and freeze occasionally. 

What should I do if QuickBooks is not starting?

If QuickBooks can’t start, you can boot your system in the safe or selective startup mode and open QuickBooks there. Some other things you can try are repairing the QuickBooks program and installation using QuickBooks Tool Hub.

How do I fix a corrupted QuickBooks Desktop file?

You can run the QuickBooks Program Diagnostic Tool if your QuickBooks program is corrupt. However, to repair the company file, verify and rebuild your company file using the utility for the same. 

How do I restart QuickBooks software?

To restart QuickBooks Desktop, first close all the open Windows for QuickBooks Desktop. Now, open the Task Manager and end all the QuickBooks tasks. Now, relaunch QuickBooks Desktop. 

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