Tag: Company File
QuickBooks is essentially a desktop program, designed to be installed on your local computer. That is fine if you always work out of your office, and if all of the people who need access to the data are connected to the same local area network, but what if you need “remote” access, via the Internet? […]
When you create a company in QuickBooks there will be several files created. One has a file type of “QBW” – that is your actual company data file. Another that is created has a file type of “TLG”, and that is the source of some confusion as well as some misunderstandings. Let’s review a few […]
Occasionally I’ll get a query from a security-conscious client who says that they have found a user account that mysteriously appears, called QBDataServiceUser (often with a number appended to the name). They want to know why it shows up and what they should do about it.
If there is damaged data in your QuickBooks company file it can be difficult (or expensive) to find a remedy. If you can’t open your company file, Intuit has released the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool, a free program that you may find helpful.
On occasion you may find that you need to run the Rebuild Datafunction of QuickBooks (File / Utitlities/Rebuild Data) to correct a problem. This straightens out a number of odd problems that can occur over time. The first thing that QuickBooks will do is to have you make a backup, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, […]
There are times when you need to “re-sort” lists in QuickBooks. Sometimes this helps get around errors that occur when you are converting from an older version of QuickBooks. You might also be having problems in finding items in a dropdown box even though you can see it in the item list. I often see […]
QuickBooks maintains a list of the company files that you have opened recently – the Previous Company list. You will see this if you select the Open Previous Company from the File menu, or in the No Company Open screen. Deleting the company file from your hard drive won’t get it off that list.