Tag: Company File

What is the QuickBooks TLG File?

| August 9, 2010 | 22 Comments

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 […]

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What is the QuickBooks QBDataServiceUser and Do I Need It?

| July 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

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.

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Repair Damaged QuickBooks Files with the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool

| June 14, 2010 | 22 Comments

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.

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FAQ:Rebuild QuickBooks Data Without Backing Up

| May 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

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, […]

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FAQ:Resorting the QuickBooks Vendor and Other Name List

| May 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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FAQ:Locating the QBWIN.LOG File in QuickBooks

| May 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

There are times when you may be asked to examine the QBWIN.LOG file to be able to determine what is going on in your QuickBooks company file. How do you find it?

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FAQ:What are the Field Size Limits in QuickBooks?

| May 21, 2010 | 54 Comments

A common question is “how much information can I enter in a particular field?” in QuickBooks. Another common question is “how can I make the field accept more information than it does now?”.

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FAQ:Delete a Company from the QuickBooks Previous Company List

| May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

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.

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FAQ:Delete A QuickBooks Company

| May 21, 2010 | 24 Comments

To delete a QuickBooks Company file you no longer need (make sure you do NOT need it, because you can’t get it back):

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