The procedure to simplify QuickBooks data recovery


QuickBooks is a leading bookkeeping software in its category that deals with vital financial data of organizations. The software has many protocols in place to secure this data from any harm, but unfortunate instances that can result in data loss can’t be predicted. QuickBooks data recovery becomes imminent after data loss to make sure your business isn’t affected, and the software runs smoothly. If your system is facing data loss, you can keep reading this blog to discover the possible causes and the QB-recommended procedures to recover your data.
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Reasons for data loss

• Improper connection to the internet or between systems that is not capable of data transmission.
• A Virus attack on your computer can damage the files.
• Data corruption in the hard disk.
• A sudden power surge while your system is On can damage the data in the hard drive.

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The procedure to recover your data using the Data recovery tool is mentioned below-

Method 1- Using the original .TLG file and .qbw.adr file

The Transaction Log (.tlg) file stores the transactions that occur in the software and can be used to recover the transactions in case of data loss. The steps below will help you to restore the data using the .tlg file and the ADR version of your company file(.qbw)-
1. Create a new folder on your desktop with any desired name. Let’s name it Data Recovery.
2. Press F2 in QuickBooks for your company file location and open the folder carrying it.
3. There will be a file with an identical name to your company file and extension .tlg.
4. Right-click on the file, click Copy, and Paste it into the Data Recovery folder you just created.
5. Open the QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery folder from the location of your company file.
6. Copy the .QBW.adr file from the folder and Paste it into the Data Recovery folder.
7. Right-click on the .adr file and select Rename.
8. Remove .adr from the file name.
9. Open QuickBooks and try to access the company file you just renamed.
If the error is still not resolved, try the next procedure.

Method 2- Using .adr versions of .tlg & .qbw files

You can now follow the procedure of recovering the data using the .tlg.adr and .qbw.adr files-
1. Create a new folder on your desktop named Data Recovery.
2. Go to the QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery folder and look for .tlg.adr & .qbw.adr files.
3. Copy the files to the Data Recovery folder.
4. Right-click on the file and tap Rename.
5. Remove .adr from both file names.
6. Open QuickBooks and click on File.
7. Select Utilities and tap Verify Data.
8. Ensure your data has no issues by clicking Rebuild now if the Verify utility finds any problems.
9. Try to use the file in the Data Recovery folder as your company file in QuickBooks.
Your data will be successfully recovered by using the methods mentioned above.


You are now known of the possible causes of data loss on your system and the QuickBooks data recovery procedure to deal with it. We hope the procedure is easy for you to execute and that your data is successfully recovered.

If you face any issues while applying the procedure, speak to a QB expert at +1 800-417-5147.

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