Learn the process to Fix data damage on your QuickBooks Desktop company file:

QuickBooks transactions are one of the most essential parts of the desktop accounting software. It is the transactions that help the users in giving an idea of the financial dealings. The user might often have an issue of damaged transactions, which ultimately poses threat to the company file data. The company file stores all the necessary information of the company, and can get easily damaged, due to damaged transactions. Fixing these transactions doesn’t require any technical knowledge, a few basic steps can work. In today’s post, we are going to discuss the causes and also the fixes to the damaged transactions in QuickBooks.

Moreover, the user can also get in touch with our QuickBooks desktop support team via our toll-free number i.e. 1-800-761-1787. Our experts and certified professionals will be happy to fix the damaged transaction in QuickBooks on your behalf.

You may also read: Fix QuickBooks Desktop install errors

What lead to damaged transactions?

There can be certain factors leading to damaged transactions in QuickBooks, namely:

  • Sudden power surges can cause hard drives to accidentally overwrite the data, which affects the company file
  • Quitting QuickBooks desktop without exiting the company file
  • Network glitches when QB desktop is used over a network
  • Over-sized company files can also end up in this issue
  • In case the user uses journal entries instead of preferred data entry methods for account receivable or accounts payable etc, then it might risk the transactions.
  • Any sort of virus infection or malware attack can result in corruption of transactions
  • Using QuickBooks when system is running low on resources

Steps to fix the damaged transactions in QuickBooks desktop

The user can simply fix the damaged transaction in QuickBooks desktop, by implementing the steps below:

Step 1: Run the Rebuild and Verify Data utilities

  • The very first step is to run the rebuild and verify data utilities
  • The user needs to repair the company file using the rebuild data tool
  • For this, the user needs to navigate to the file menu, and then move to the utilities tab and then opt for the rebuild data tab
Rebuilding the data file - Screenshot
  • The next step is to select OK on the QuickBooks information window, and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the backup
  • After that, the user needs to let the tool to repair the file. This might take some time, as QuickBooks may seem stuck, but as long as the user could move the mouse, tool is working.
  • After the process ends, hit OK button
  • And then navigate to the file menu and then hover over the utilities option, and then select verify data tab
Verify data utility - Screenshot
  • And let the tool check the file for data issues

The user can also go for the manual process to run the rebuild and verify data utilities. The steps involved in this are as follows:

  • The very first step is to move to the file menu, and then hover over the utilities tab and select verify data
  • Moving ahead, the user needs to let the tool to check the file for data issues
  • And then, from the verify results screen, and then select the expand all to see the issues
  • Select the see online article and fix the error

Read Also: How to register QuickBooks desktop?

Step 2: And then, identify damaged transactions based on the QBWin.log

Step 3: The next step is to apply the appropriate fix on the transactions

Damaged link or date

  • For this, the user needs to open the damaged transactions
  • And then change the date to 20 years after
  • The next step is to opt for save and close options
  • Moving ahead, the user needs to re-open the damaged transaction
  • Followed by changing the date back to the original date
  • And lastly, click on save and close options

Transaction out of balance

  • For this, the user needs to open the damaged transactions
  • And add any item
  • Followed by selecting save and close
  • The next step is to reopen the damaged transaction
  • And then remove the item added above
  • Now, end the process by selecting save and close

Damaged item history

  • Now, moving to the damaged item history, the user needs to open the damaged transaction
  • And then visit the first blank item line
  • Followed by typing in three periods in the description column
  • To end the process, select save and close options

See Also: How to Fix QuickBooks Overflow Error?

Conclusion!

Well, we expect that the above stated methods would work for you in repairing the corrupt transactions in QuickBooks desktop. However, there can be a situation when none of the methods might work to fix the issue, then in that case the user can contact our 24/7 QuickBooks error support team via our toll-free number i.e. 1-800-761-1787.

Give us a call and our experts and certified accounting professionals will be happy to help you and fix the error on your behalf.

 

Other helpful resources:

Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 12029

Steps to Set up a Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This