Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery- Recover lost data

 

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Some of the Quickbooks users face the problem of getting their files corrupted. When any of your files are corrupted there are chances that you can lose some of your data. To overcome this issue, Quickbooks has come up with a Quickbooks auto data recovery feature. You can use this data to retrieve your data that has been lost. Many people are still unaware of this feature provided by the Quickbooks and sometimes it can be tricky to retrieve your data. To help you with, we have come up with a simple guide on how to recover data in QuickBooks.we have mentioned the simple steps to recover data in Quickbooks. Read the article to know everything about the data recovery.

A brief about the Quickbooks auto data recovery

Quickbooks auto data recovery is a feature available in Quickbooks desktop version. This feature has been given to retrieve the data you have lost. It can help you most of the time to get your data back. It can recover all the data of your recent transactions or transactions of some time. This process may take time to complete. Until it is completed you will not be able to use the QuickBooks software. We recommend using this auto data recovery feature of Quickbooks because it can be a much safer and faster way to recover data in Quickbooks.

The Quickbooks Auto data recovery feature uses two methods to recover your data. They are:

  • The first method is it will use your present transaction log file and use a duplicate of your company file to retrieve your data.
  • The second method is that It will use a replica of your company file as well as the transaction log file.

Things to keep in mind before using the Quickbooks Auto data recovery

You should keep in mind the things that have been mentioned below before opting for the Quickbooks data recovery.

  • You can use this Quickbooks data recovery feature only if you are a pro, premier, or enterprise version user. Get detailed assistance on how to install and set up Quickbooks enterprise on your system. 
  • If you are using an accountant version, this feature is unavailable for you.
  • The size of your file should not be more than 1.5GB. If it will be more than this, it will not work.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of Quickbooks installed in your system.

Methods to use Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery

We have mentioned both how you can recover data in Quickbooks. We have mentioned all the steps that you will need to follow to recover data in Quickbooks.

Use present TLG file with .adr version of the company file

  • The first thing is to create a folder on your desktop and name it as QBTest.
  • The next thing is to look for your company file. Once found, open it.
  • Next, you will have to find the .tlg file and copy it to the folder that you have created.
  • If you are not able to find it, follow the below steps:

       1. The first thing is to open your file explorer. You can use the combination of windows keys and E key. 

      2. Go to the organise option and then go to the folder option.

      3. For the files, whose extensions are known to you, hide those extensions.

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      4. select the ok option.

  • Now that you have found your .tlg files, go to your data recovery window.
  • There you will find a file with QBW.adr extension. Copy that file to the folder that you have created on your desktop.
  • There will be two files in your new folder. You will be required to rename your file with the .adr extension.

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  • For renaming it, you will be required to eradicate the .adr from your file name.

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  • Now, you will have to go to your QuickBooks software and open it.
  • You will be required to open the file that you have just renamed.
  • After this, you will have to check if all the transactions are present or not.
  • If you have all the transaction, copy the file to the Quickbooks software and store the damaged file to some other location.

Use both .tlg file and .adr file to recover data in QuickBooks

  • You will be required to create a new folder on your desktop and name it as QBTest.
  • After this, You will be required to open your desired company file that might be stored in the data recovery folder
  • You will have to look for both the .tlg file and .adr file in the folder.
  • If you are not able to find it, follow the below steps:

  1. The first thing is to open your file explorer. You can use the combination of windows keys and E key. 

  2. Go to the organise option and then go to the folder option.

  3. For the files, whose extensions are known to you, hide those extensions.

  4. select the ok option.

  • Next thing is that you have to copy both tlg.adr and Qbw.adr files into the new folder.
  • Once you have done this, you will be required to rename both of the files by removing the .adr extensions from the file.
  • Now, you will have to go to your QuickBooks software and open it.
  • You will be required to open the files that you have just renamed.
  • After this, you will have to check if all the transactions are present or not.
  • If you have all the transaction, copy the file to the Quickbooks software and store the damaged file to some other location.

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