QuickBooks might be one of the best applications to track and manage all resources running through your business. Most importantly, it empowered all small business owners to become a one-man force to manage money, inventory, transactions, and payrolls without requiring any expertise in the concerned domains. That also means you are saving a lot of crucial information in the format of QuickBooks files that can influence your entire business. If you lose, those precious QuickBooks files, you lose control over your entire business.
Did you accidentally delete your QuickBooks files or lost them due to any reason?
Are you wondering how to recover QuickBooks files from your desktop or laptop? Then this updated write-up has all the answers you want to know.
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By default QuickBooks starts saving the QuickBooks files in the following location.
- C:\Users\Public\PublicDocuments\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files
If you have deleted or lost the QWB, QBB, or any other files from here, then follow the methods mentioned in the following sections to restore files.
You lose your important QuickBooks files from your system for various reasons. Mentioned here are a few of them.
Regardless of the reason behind losing your QuickBooks company files, you can always count on tools like the Remo File Recovery tool to quickly bring them back.
Specialised QuickBooks file recovery tools like Remo Recover are here to help you quickly retrieve QuickBooks data, with just a few simple clicks.
1. Remo File Recovery Tool is a renowned tool that is approved by millions of Windows and Mac users across the world when it comes to deleted file recovery.
2. Remo’s powerful algorithms are designed to identify and recover more than 500 types of files, Remo can easily identify various types of QuickBooks files.
3. Remo lets you select the exact location from where you want to recover QuickBooks Files. This makes the data recovery process quicker without having to search for the files everywhere.
4. Remo Recover also comes with our completely updated Filter option, The Advanced Filter option lets you quickly find and the QuickBooks files, from all the files and folders the tool has recovered.
5. Irrespective of what system or Operating system you are using, Remo Recover is compatible with all the versions of Windows as well as Mac.
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As Mentioned earlier, Remo’s powerful Signature Search can identify and recover the following files.
|Files||File Types and Their Formats|
|Primary QuickBooks Files|| 1. QuickBooks Company file - QBW
2. QuickBooks Backup file - QBB
3. QuickBooks Portable file - QBM
4. QuickBooks Bank Statement file - QBO
|Secondary QuickBooks Files||1. Layout Designer Template file - DES
2. QuickBooks Report Template file - QBR
3. QuickBooks Web Connector file - QWC
4. US Tax Table file - qbstbl2.usa
|Accountant Files in QuickBooks||1. Accountant's Review Copy / Transfer file - QBX
2. Accountant’s Copy file - QBA
3. Accountant's Copy Import file - QBY
4. General Journal Entries file - QBJ
|LOG Files and other Utility Files||1. Intuit Interchange Format file - IIF
2. Network Data file - ND
3. Transaction Log file - TLG
4. Event Log file - LOG
5. Entitlement file - ECML
6. QuickBooks Print file - QBP
|Other QuickBooks Statement Writer Files||1. QuickBooks Statement Writer Template File - QST
2. QuickBooks Statement Writer Settings File - QSS
|QuickBooks Files Specifically for Mac||1. Company file formats - QB2016, and QB2019
2. Backup file - MAC.QBB
3. QuickBooks Apple disk image file - DMG
4. Apple property list files - plist
Remo File Recovery Tool is a powerful tool that can recover more than 500+ file types using our most advanced smart scanners. The tool lets you pre-define what you want to recover without recovering any unwanted files. The Filter option ingrained in the tool lets you sort the files based on file types. The extremely simple interface makes the QuickBooks data file recovery process a cakewalk.
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The first step to recover data is by downloading, installing, and setting up Remo Recover Software on your Windows or Mac system. Followed by launching the application.
If you are wondering how to recover QuickBooks data from Hard Drive? Or how to restore QuickBooks files from a flash drive?
Connect the hard drive or the flash drive or any other storage device from where to want to recover lost or deleted QuickBooks files to the computer where you have installed Remo Recover.
From the drives listed select the connected drive where you saved the QuickBooks files and click on the Scan button.
Wait for the Remo Recover Software to Scan for QBW or QBB files. After detecting all the deleted files Remo will consolidate all the data available to recover in the Dynamic Recovery View.
Once the entire drive scan gets completed. A complete list of all recovered files will get displayed on your screen. Use the Advanced Filter option to find your QBW files.
Tool will support you to identify QBW files from all the recovered data. Once differentiating the QuickBooks files, you can use the preview option to check the status of the recovered files.
Select the files you want to recover and select a destination folder and click on the Recover button.
Voila, the quickbooks file recovery process has been successfully completed.
Doesn’t matter if you have saved your files or your QuickBooks files were never saved. The methods mentioned in this section can assist you in recovering deleted or lost QBW files easily.
If you have intentionally or accidentally deleted your QuickBooks files, we recommend you try to find them it the Trash Bin of your Windows or Mac system.
1. Open the Bin Folder, type in the file name in the search bar.
2. A list of all deleted QuickBooks files will get displayed on your Screen.
3. Select the QuickBooks file(s) that you want to restore. Right-click and from the drop-down menu, click on the Restore button.
1. Open the Trash Folder on your Mac system, use the search bar to find the deleted QuickBooks files.
2. Select the QuickBooks files that you want to restore.
3. Right-click and from the drop-down menu, click on the Put Back option.
Hopefully this method has worked out well for you. You need to be very careful when you delete any file(s). If you have deleted those files using the Shift + Delete option or used command line utility to delete those files permanently. In such cases, we recommend you try other methods mentioned below.
As mentioned earlier, QuickBooks is one of the most used Accounting Tools available in the market. Corruption or data loss of important company files can result in massive chaos and can give you sleepless nights.
That is the reason why you should have regular backups.
If you have a backup (QBB) of your Company files, then this methods can help you solve the problem of QuickBooks Data loss.
Step 1: Open the QuickBooks Application, click on the File option that is located on the top of the screen. Followed by clicking on the Open or Restore Company option.
Step 2: Click on the Restore a Backup copy option, Select the location from where you want to restore the backup copy of the Company file and click on the Next button.
Step 3: Select the file and click on the Open button.
Step 4: You will be prompted to choose a location where you want to restore the backup file.
Step 5: Click on the Next button and continue the process.
In case, you don’t have a backup of the original QuickBooks files, then we recommend you try to recover the deleted QuickBooks files using a powerful QuickBooks deleted file recovery software.
QuickBooks integrated Auto Data Recovery in the year 2010 to restore damaged or lost QuickBooks files. However, it is not available in the accountant's edition and it also cannot create ADR files which are exceeding 1.5 GigaBytes in size.
To be clear you can recover two types of QuickBooks files using auto data recovery.
ADR restores lost (older) transactions from the current Transaction Log File as we as for a copy of Company File.
Note: you cannot recover deleted QBB files or QuickBooks Backup files, you definitely require a data recovery software to recover QBB files.
Step 1: Open the file where your Company File is located. You can find the company files location by tapping the F2 button from the QuickBooks application home screen. After locating the company files folder, open it and locate QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery folder.
Step 2: Once in the Auto Data Recovery folder, manually search for files with the extension .QBW or .tlg for recovering QuickBooks Transaction Log files.
Step 3: To recover Actual QuickBooks files, search for files with the extension QBW.adr. Select and copy the files you required to recover and paste them on the desktop.
Step 4: Open the recovered QBW files using the QuickBooks desktop application.
However, you can only recover files that are a couple of hours old. The latest data might not be available in QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery.
Since the QuickBooks application is providing an auto data recovery option any user's first intuition will be using ADR (auto data recovery). However, there are certain limitations that are explicitly mentioned by QuickBooks.
Since QuickBooks files or QBW extension files are unfamiliar file formats using other data recovery software might not yield better results. In contrast, Remo File Recovery Software is hardwired to detect over 300 file formats which ensures to detect and recover the deleted or lost QuickBooks files from any storage device.
Therefore, it is best to use a Specialized QuickBooks recovery tool such as Remo Recover.
QuickBooks is the best application for tracking your entire business operations, expenditures, and inventory hence it is really crucial for you to recover lost or deleted QuickBooks files. Fortunately, QuickBooks is integrated with an auto data recovery option that allows users to recover deleted or lost QuickBooks files without using any third-party software.
However, this auto data recovery option is not available in all the editions and you cannot recover files larger than 1.5 GB. To overcome that issue you can take advantage of Remo QuickBooks Data recovery software that recovers QuickBooks files. Not only QuickBooks files you can also recover lost excel sheets, Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations, and Audio and video files of various file formats with the help of Remo.
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