How to Perform QuickBooks File Repair in Easy Steps?


Your QuickBooks company files are the most important component of the application, as it stores all the company information. When there are issues with the company file, you need to use the QuickBooks file repair tools to fix the damaged data. The process to repair QuickBooks company file can be performed in a few easy steps. In this article, we will help you eliminate the data file issues with the help of an effective set of procedures.

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What Causes QuickBooks Data Corruption in the Data Files?

Corruption in QuickBooks data file can arise due to the following possible factors –

  • There is a power failure or power outage in the system, which is causing the application to close abruptly.
  • A computer infection has infected your QB company file, leading to damage and corruption.
  • The company file name, accounts, or items are damaged, or they might be corrupted.
  • If the QuickBooks database file size exceeds the given limit of 200 MB, it can lead to issues in running the company file.
  • The hard drive that contains the company file information might be damaged or might have insufficient storage.
  • You are trying to access the data file through a wireless connection, which is leading to a corrupt file in the system.

Steps on How to Repair a Corrupt QuickBooks Company File

If you need to utilize the QuickBooks company file repair tool, you can follow the solutions provided in this article below –

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Solution 1 – Merge the Damaged Items and Accounts from the List Menu

You need to fix the damaged items and accounts by merging them from the list tab in the following manner –

  1. Open QuickBooks Desktop and access the List tab to select the Chart of Accounts
  2. Press and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard to choose the account that is damaged and click Edit Account.
  3. Type an asterisk symbol in the name of the account and click Cancel, and then press and hold the Ctrl
  4. Click New Account and select the type of account to access the account that is damaged, followed by hitting OK.
  5. Select the damaged account and then click OK to access the merge confirmation popup window.

Solution 2 – Access the QBWin.LOG File to Verify the File Errors

QuickBooks data repair services can be performed by accessing the log file.

  1. Go to the QuickBooks Installation Directory and locate the log file to make sure that Windows is displaying Hidden Files.
  2. Open the file and press Ctrl + F to access the Find tab, and type LVL_ERROR in the search box.
  3. Click Find and look for the error description in the LVL_ERROR line of the QB text file.


You can follow the solutions provided in this blog to perform QuickBooks file repair services. If the issue persists, you can call us at 1 800-417-5147 to get assistance from our team of QB experts.

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