How to Recover QuickBooks Data from Hard Drive?

QuickBooks is the best fitted accouting software for small scale business. It plays a major role in managing core accounts, payroll, billing and invoicing, inventory administration till financial reporting. The program even facilitates promotion tools, trade service, goods and materials, training facility. Every feature is built in this application based on individual business and their requirements.

QuickBooks files are stored in .IIF, .QBA, .ND, .QBM, .QBB, .QBX, .QBY, and .QBW formats on your host machine. Typically the files are located in c:\Program Files\Intuit\ path.

When QuickBooks data get delete or go missing from computer hard drive?

  • After upgrading company files (.QBW) to higher version of QuickBooks
  • Anything goes wrong when upgrading QuickBooks
  • Error/interruptions while running other functions in the program
  • Presence of multiple company files or missing company files on the drive
  • Abrupt power outage/system crash while working with QuickBooks files
  • Corrupted or broken QuickBooks database
  • Unexpected file deletion
  • Virus intrusion on .QBW, .QBB, .QBA files

How to fix the issue?

  • Open search box, type *.qbw and hit Enter
  • Try to find duplicates in shown list of company files
  • Note the file, right-click on it and choose Properties
  • In General tab, check the file is labeled as QuickBooks Company File or not
  • Use Date Modified feature and discover the most updated file
  • When you find the most updated file, copy it to a CD
  • After file is copied, remove all residual files
  • Paste copied file back to the same location

Above method helps you when there are multiple company files located on your hard drive and thus you are missing QuickBooks data files.

In case, if you have lost or deleted any of your vital QuickBooks file like company file, backup file, accounts copy etc then QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery feature will help you; if you are a Pro and Premier user.

What if, you are an Enterprise or Premier Accountants Version user? Auto Data Recovery is not implemented in these editions. At this situation you can easily restore your QuickBooks files with the help of Yodot File Recovery tool; even if you don’t possess backup of lost/deleted files.

Efficient QuickBooks File Recovery Tool:

Yodot File Recovery tool can easily bring back your lost or deleted QuickBooks file regardless of cause for the loss or deletion of data. The software does not intact either your file format or its content, on and after recovery process. The tool can restore lost as well deleted files from any QuickBooks version, Windows OS edition and on any storage media. No matter what file system your drive is formatted with like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, exFAT, the tool runs smoothly and fetches your lost or erased QuickBooks data. If you have deleted or lost files on HFS Partition then you can make use of Macintosh compatible edition, which is available to assist you on all OS X systems. Apart from QuickBooks file, you can also retrieve Office files, Archive, photos, audio and many more files with the aid of this application.

Apart from meeting file loss or deletion scenarios, Yodot brilliantly assists in recovering Quickbooks files when Windows fail to boot due to inadverdent power failure, hard drive is formmated, turned RAW or got corrupted severely.

How to restore deleted or lost QuickBooks file using Yodot?

  • Use Download Now key present in the page
  • Set up Yodot File Recovery on Windows computer
  • After launching the tool, select one option among Lost File Recovery or Deleted File Recovery
  • Choose the QuickBooks drive from shown list
  • In search tab enter extensions of file, which you need to recover
  • .i.e. type .IIF, .QBA, .ND, .QBM, .QBB, .QBX, .QBY, .QBW
  • Pick your desired QuickBooks file in any view type
  • Store them safely on another location (not source location)

Suggested Tips:

  • Make a habit of backing vital files (at least) frequently
  • Keep your computer clean and virus free
  • Avoid abrupt or inappropriate shut down of system

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