Troubleshoot Quickbooks Restore Backup Failed Error Easily

 

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Restoring backup in Quickbooks is an easy process and consist of a few steps. Whenever you update Quickbooks or perform any other activity, it is mandatory to create a backup so that you do not lose any data. Once you have performed the update, you will now need to restore the data from the backup file. Sometimes, you can face an error stating that Quickbooks is not able to restore the backup or Quickbooks restore backup failed. Different reasons can contribute to the occurrence of this error. You can face the error when you try to restore the data from a backup file that you have created earlier. In this article, we are going to explain to you the different reasons for which you face the restore backup failed error and how can you fix it easily. Stay tuned with the article to know everything about the restore backup failed error. 

Reasons for the Quickbooks Restore Backup Failed Error

Before going further with the process of resolving the error, it is better to know what causes this Quickbooks restore backup failed error. Read the list below.

  • The most common reason is that the Quickbooks file that you are trying to restore is damaged.
  • The other reason can be that the backup you are trying to restore is already backed up in the file that you are using.
  • You can also face the Quickbooks backup restore failed error if there is any special character present in the name of the file.
  • When you try to restore the Quickbooks backup file using the USB drive, you can face the error.
  • You can also face the Quickbooks backup restore failed error if the version of Quickbooks is not as same as that of the restored file.


Troubleshooting methods for Quickbooks Restore Backup Failed Error

Below we have listed some methods that you can use if you want to fix the Quickbooks restore backup failed error. Follow all the steps mentioned carefully to avoid any errors and complexities.

Remove all the special characters from the name of the file

the very first method is to make sure that there are no special characters present in the name of your backup file. Follow the steps mentioned.

  • First, you are needed to get the exact location of the folder in which you have stored your company file. 
  • In the folder, you have to click on the backup file that you have created and then select the option to rename the file.
  • You are then required to remove any special characters present in the name of the file and then save it.
  • Once done, check if you can restore a backup or not.

Check the version of the Quickbooks

The next solution is to make sure that you are using the same version of the Quickbooks that is of the Quickbooks backup file. You can simply check the version of the Quickbooks by using the Quickbooks file manager to check the information of the product. If you are not using the same version, you can update it.

Check if it a true backup

The next method is to make sure that the backup file you are using is the true backup file. Follow the steps mentioned.

  • To check if it is a true backup or not, you are needed to check the size of the Quickbooks file. The size of the backup file should not be less than 6MB.
  • You are required to go to the location where you have saved the backup file. After that, you will have to click on the file.
  • Now, you are needed to go to the properties option of the file.
  • There, you will have to check if the size of the backup file is 6MB or not.
  • If it is not, you will be needed to create a new backup file for the company file.

Restore the Quickbooks 

Now the very next method is to restore your Quickbooks file using the rebuild utility. Follow the steps mentioned.

  • The very first step is to go to the File menu in the Quickbooks.
  • After that, you will have to click on the utility option and then click on the rebuild data utility option.
  • It will then start the rebuild file process.

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  • Once done, you are again needed to go to the File menu and then click on the utility option.
  • Now, you will have to click on the verify data option.

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  • Wait until the process completes.

Avoid overwriting the file

The next method is to avoid overwriting on the file that is already present. Follow the steps mentioned.

  • First, you will have to go to the location where you have stored your backup file.
  • Make sure that the location is easily accessible.
  • You are now needed to make sure that you click on No option when asked about overwriting the existing file. 

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  • Now, you are needed to restore the backup using the new file and then check if you face the same error.

We hope that all the methods we have mentioned and described above will help you to fix the Quickbooks restore backup failed error. We believe that all the mentioned methods will be beneficial for you and this article has helped you. If you still face any issue with the Quickbooks, you can call our support team and they will help you to resolve your issues easily and in less time.

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