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How to Recover Lost Data from QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery?

    QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery

    QuickBooks has really helped businesses across the globe with its highly effective accounting solutions. To avail of its features, organizations need to store their crucial business data in the company file. But have you ever thought about what would happen, if your crucial business data gets corrupt or goes missing for some reason or other?

    Don’t bother! Here is a piece of good news if you are a QuickBooks user. You have at your disposal, one of the many amazing tools QuickBooks can offer the Auto Data Recovery(ADR) Tool. In case of an unfortunate data corruption/loss, this tool can recover nearly all your data.

    If you are struggling to recover your lost data, you just can’t afford to skip this blog! Go through it till the end. We will look atPg0dwnnzeYfP459VQ rkJoJc0HYukuzLaUk2g0VFd2csIhqlpolhUSP1ZNFy5GVhD ijGqBrWdDJr0egY9 N4gc2 UtKIZI1H2kFZd6rOlUwlKEdYcVHlGXiYbe0yt08 fMAKF8s how you can recover missing data with this important tool from QuickBooks.

    Here we go!

    What are the Causes of Missing Data in QuickBooks?

    Some of the primary reasons are listed below-

    • QuickBooks database files may have become corrupt/damaged
    • Virus/malware affecting QuickBooks files
    • Issues with QuickBooks updates
    • Multiple company files present on a drive
    • Issues while upgrading company files to .QBW

    Procedure to Recover Recent Transactions using the original.TLG file with .QBW.adr file?

    Here, the QuickBooks ADR tool uses the ADR version of the company file and the original Transaction Log file to recover your recent transactions

    • On your Desktop, create a new folder
    • Name itQBTest
    • Open the folder where your company file has been saved.
    • Search for the.tlgfile in this folder. It will have the same name as that of your company file.

    Please note-If you are not able to locate the .tlg file, perform the steps below to view file extensions.

    • PressWindows+E to open theFile Explorer
    • SelectOrganize
    • Click onFolder and search options.
    • (ForWindows 8, 8.1 and 10:click onView, and then chooseFilename extension)
    • Now click the tab namedHide extensions for known file types.
    • Click Apply
    • ClickOK.

    Copy the .tlg file and paste it to theQBTestfolder you have created on your desktop

    tlg file
    • Now go to the location where your company is stored
    • Open theQuickBooksAutoDataRecoveryfolder.
    • Copy the.QBW.adrfile
    • Paste it to theQBTestfolder on your desktop.
    • Your QBTestfolder should look like as shown below-
    ard file
    • In this folder, right-click on the.QBW.adrfile
    • SelectRename.
    • Delete the.adrextension at the end
    • Now open QuickBooks.
    • Open the company file saved on yourQBTestfolder.
    • With the account register, verify if all the transactions are there.
    • SelectFile
    • Go to Utilities
    • Click onVerify Data.
    • If you are satisfied with the integrity of this copy of your company file, move the damaged file to another location and bring the copy from theQBTestfolder to the original location.

    What is the Procedure to Recover Recent Transactions using the .TLG.adr file and .QBW.adr file?

    With this method, you can recover the transaction within the last 12 hours.

    • On your Desktop, create a new folder
    • Name itQBTest
    • Open the folder where your company file has been saved.
    • Open theQuickBooksAutoDataRecoveryfolder
    • Search for the .QBW.adrand .tlg.adr files. They will have the same name as that of your company file.
    • Copy the.QBW.adrand .tlg.adr
    • Paste them to theQBTestfolder.
    • On this folder, remove the.adrextension from the file names. This should give you files with .qbw and .tlg extensions on thisfolder.
    • Now open QuickBooks.
    • Open the company file saved on yourQBTestfolder.
    • With the account register, verify if all the transactions are there.
    • SelectFile
    • Go to Utilities
    • Click onVerify Data.
    • If you are satisfied with the integrity of this copy of your company file, move the damaged file to another location and bring the copy from theQBTestfolder to the original location

    Missing data or loss of data is so common these days, right? With this Auto Data Recovery Tool, QuickBooks has tried to address the concerns of its users. Intuit Data Services can also help you recover data. However, it takes some more time as compared to ADR and you cannot use QuickBooks for a number of days. Using the ADR tool can be a faster method of recovering missing/corrupted data in QuickBooks. But remember that you should use this tool only after you have tried all the other troubleshooting methods.


    FAQs

    How can the QuickBooks ADR Tool recover missing or lost data?

    ADR can help recover lost data by:
    Restoring the transactions of the last few hours with a copy of your Transaction Log file and Company file
    Restoring lost data/transactions with the help of a copy of your Company file and the current Transaction Log file 

    Are there any pre-requisites before the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Tool can be used?

    You should keep the following points in mind before using the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Tool-
    An ADR file size cannot be more than 1.5 Gigabytes. If your data backup is of size over 1.5 Gigabytes, QuickBooks will not be able to generate an ADR file
    To get the maximum benefits, please make sure your QuickBooks Desktop includes the latest updates
    The ADR tool is available only in QuickBooks Premier, Enterprise and Pro versions for Windows.
    ADR is not available in QuickBooks Accountant Editions

    How to locate the folder where my Company file has been saved?

    You can find out the location of the company file as given below-
    Open QuickBooks
    press Ctrl+1 or F2 on your keyboard
    The Product Information screen will open up on your screen
    Go to the No Company Open Window
    You can view the location of the company file

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