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QuickBooks lets you Verify and rebuild your data by simply performing some basic steps. The verify tool finds the most common issues in a company and the rebuild tool fixes them. Experiencing issues in QuickBooks is pretty common, and so the need to use the verify and rebuild data tool in QuickBooks occurs. You can verify and rebuild data in QuickBooks using a few simple steps. To help you out with the process, here we are with this segment.

This article will share reasons why you need to use verify and rebuild data in QuickBooks desktop, along with the steps that can be performed to do so. Thus, make sure to stick around this segment carefully, or you can also connect with our technical support team at +1-844-499-6700, and our experts will help you with your queries.

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Common reasons behind using Verify and Rebuild in QuickBooks

Below are some of the reasons to use the Verify and Rebuild features:

  • Complicated errors in QuickBooks Desktop
  • The company file doesn’t open
  • A disparity in the reports like invoices or bills that have negative value
  • When the Deposited payment displayed on the Payments to Deposit Window
  • You receive error pop-up when working in QuickBooks
  • When all the account is shown in Balance Sheet
  • Lists have missing names
  • There are missing transactions data
  • A well-data check-up should be made to ensure that the company file doesn’t have any error
  • QuickBooks automatically crash when you click to save a transaction

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Steps to Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks

Below, we have given some important steps to verify and rebuild the data file to fix the corruption and data damage in QuickBooks desktop.

  1. Firstly, choose “Window” then “Close All”.
  2. Now verify Data…! For this, choose “File” then “Utilities” and finally “Verify Data”.
Verify and Rebuild data

If you notice:

  • QuickBooks doesn’t find any problems with your data, then you do not have to take any action.
  • If you notice specific technical glitches then look for the related articles in the QuickBooks Desktop support sites as there are many articles available.
  • If you find that your data has lost its integrity, then there will be damage in the file. And in that case, you have to follow the below mentioned steps to Rebuild Data to resolve the issue.
  1. Rebuild Data: First, choose the “file” then go to “Utilities” and then “Rebuild Data”.
Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop
  1. After this, you will get a warning message displayed asking you to take a backup of your company file and for this click on ‘OK’ button.

The rebuild data needs a backup of company file in advance because at times the whole process may have to delete transactions, list entries or have to fix the file. Taking a backup of your company file will make sure that you have a copy of your company file before any modifications done to it.

  • Choose the location where you want to save your backup file and then select OK which is at the bottom of QuickBooks Desktop Backup Window.
    • In case, no messages saying if you should replace another backup file then, click on NO. Provide a new name to the File Name field and then save
    • If the backup fails, then choose CANCEL at the Rebuild prompt and for assistance reach out to QuickBooks Payroll support.
  • When the backup finished the Rebuild Data utility starts.
  1. Once you get message Rebuild has completed. Click on the OK
    • To check the remaining data damage run Verify Data. Select the file then go to “Utilities” and then “Verify Data”.
Rebuild Data File in QuickBooks
  1. If the process of verification finds more damage then, it needs to be fixed manually. So look for the error in the log and find a solution in the QuickBooks Desktop support sites.
  2. In case, you cannot find any error – you can attempt to restore recent QuickBooks backup. Select file, the go to Restore but ensure that you do not overwrite your existing company file. If you added any information to the company file after the back up, then you have to add them manually and then restore.
  3. If you still have queries about this then, you can seek assistance from the payroll support that will provide you with all necessary information.

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How to Fix Data Error Manually to Resolve Rebuild QuickBooks Data File Error?

We already told you in this article how you can backup your company files. Once all the necessary and important files are backed up, you can verify all the error messages listed in the Verify Results window. Please consider contacting an expert if you are not comfortable fixing the error manually.

Tips for fixing errors using transaction record numbers

Record numbers help you discover errors that QuickBooks finds at the time when you verify your company file. If your file consists of any errors, you’ll come across a link to open that QuickBooks.log file. This file will have the list of errors found in your company file.

Here is what you should do to locate your QuickBooks.log file:

  • Hold the command key on your keyboard and then select Go and Library.
  • Double-click the Logs folder and then on the QuickBooks.log file.

From the QuickBooks.log file, you’ll spot record numbers mentioned as RecNum and RefNum. QuickBooks uses these as internal record numbers. For example, if you receive an error that reads “Verify Employee YTD Bal: YTD out of balance. Name = Jim R. Barrick Ref = 52.” The record number in this case will be 52.

  • Click Edit and then Find.
  • Look for @recnum and enter the record number (in above case: @recnum 52).
  • QuickBooks will show you all records that consist of that transaction number. Go through the search results and modify or reenter the data in order to fix the problem. If the issue is still not fixed, contact Intuit Support team.

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Why QuickBooks Rebuild is Not Responding?

  • The “QuickBooks is not responding” arrives in the rebuild data process..! You have to wait and watch until the process completed.
  • Ensure that you verify full process during the verification process. If the verification completed successfully, repeat the process until the application checks the file for the existing messages.

Procedure to Monitor and Reduce the database fragments

Check out the steps given below to reduce the database fragments. At times, this happens that database has 10 or more database fragments. In such a case, it is necessary to reduce the database fragments.

  1. Arrange List: From the list menu, you can resort to the list option. With the help of list headers, resort the QuickBooks list. Thus, it will not put the same re-organization effect on the file. It’s possible that some records do not show in the resort list section.
  2. Rebuild File: Once you resort the file, use the rebuild procedure as prescribed above. To repair the risk of corruption, you can also use the rebuilt data feature.
  3. Create Portable Company File: Creating portable company file is the easiest, simplest, and preferred technique to reduce database fragments. It helps to reduce the database fragments as well as re-index the database.
  4. Run the Windows Defragmentation Utility: Run the Windows defragmentation tool on the hard drive where the application file/files are stored to reduce the risk of corruption.

Network and Maintenance Issues

QuickBooks is usually used in the multi-user mode. That may lead to incorrect router configuration and low QuickBooks performance. The all-factor add-on increases the risk of corruption. The network and maintenance issue occurs due to in the following combination:

  • The router not connected properly
  • Something wrong with Operating System i.e. OS related issues
  • Problem with the hardware or network driver

Corruption Occurred Due to Transactions

Delete and re-enter the transaction if the data file corruption occurred due to the transaction. For a specific transaction corruption issue, we recommend you to find out the document number in the report, then delete & re-enter the transaction. It might be possible that the balance sheet will be affected by this corruption.

Point to Remember

  • It’s necessary to recover the damaged file/files. Hence, to recover the damaged file & errors – switch to another recovery solution in case the QBW rebuild tool fails.
  • In case, you are unable to find out the persisting error in the QuickBooks file..!, restore it from the backup to resolve the issue.
  • Ensure that there is no overwritten company file.

Manual QuickBooks Rebuild Fails

If you encounter the issue of manual QuickBooks rebuild stops working, we assist to recover all types of corruption in the application. You can prevent this issue by checking the unique and special features of QBW file repair service software.

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Conclusive words..!

In a situation where you are encountering problems with the manual QuickBooks rebuild fails..! We can solve or recover all types of QB file corruption. You can directly contact us at our toll-free helpline number i.e. +1-844-499-6700. Our QuickBooks Support advisors are readily available 24/7 to help you. If you need any other help or additional support, you can consult with our Intuit-certified ProAdvisors from anywhere, anytime.


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Some FAQs Related to Rebuild QuickBooks Data File

What is a QuickBooks data file rebuild and why do I need it?

A QuickBooks data file rebuild is a process of fixing any data damage within the file. It helps to improve the stability and performance of the QuickBooks software. If you encounter issues such as error messages, slow performance, or data corruption, a data file rebuild can help resolve these problems.

What should I do if the QuickBooks data file rebuild fails?

If the QuickBooks data file rebuild fails, it is advisable to contact QuickBooks support for further assistance. You can also reach out to our team of experts by calling our toll-free number +1-844-499-6700. Our team will help you diagnose the issue and provide a solution.

How long does a QuickBooks data file rebuild take?

The time it takes to complete a QuickBooks data file rebuild can vary depending on the size of your data file and the performance of your computer. On average, a data file rebuild can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.

Can I still use QuickBooks while the data file rebuild is in progress?

No, you cannot use QuickBooks while the data file rebuild is in progress. It is important to let the rebuild process run to completion without interruption. This will ensure that the data file rebuild is successful and that all data damage is fixed. If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to call our toll-free number +1-844-499-6700 for help.

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