Sunday, June 5, 2011

QuickBooks recovery post “This is not a QuickBooks data file or is damaged” Error

QuickBooks accounting software is undoubtedly one of the most commonly used accounting application to provide double-entry accounting functions, full audit trail capabilities, and more facilities. The repository of records maintained by this software is saved in a file with .QBW extension. This file, like any other file in the computer can be corrupted due to various logical reasons, such as, improper system shutdown, application malfunction, and virus attack. In most of these situations, the QBW file becomes unreadable, resulting into inaccessibility of the critical accounting records. In such situations, if an accounting professional has a backup of the QBW file, then there is no need to worry. However, if in case, the professional does not have the backup or the backup file is itself corrupted, then s/he needs to opt for effective third-party Intuit QuickBooks recovery software.

Most users encounter below two error messages when there QBW file gets corrupted due to logical reasons:
“This is not a QuickBooks data file or is damaged”


“An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to access the company file.”

Appearance of any of the above error messages on the computer’s screen results into inaccessibility of file records. 


To recover the above error messages, easily and completely, follow the below mentioned steps:
· Perform restoration from an updated backup. (Note: Always save the backup file on some other storage media to ensure safety)
· In case of backup file unavailability or inaccessibility, use powerful Intuit QuickBooks recovery software.

Data Recovery Information

A third-party party Intuit QuickBooks recovery application performs complete scan on the QBW file, repairs it, recovers all the records, and restores them at user-specified location. Such party Intuit QuickBooks recovery tools are extremely safe as they do not harm the original file, since the repairing is performed on the copy of the original file. Furthermore, these recovery tools do not require any technical knowledge and can be used by any non-technical user. 

Applied For:

QuickBooks 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 (US version)

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