How to Use QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Tool?
In this Post we will understand how you can use the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery tool in order to recover the damaged or lost QuickBooks company files.
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QuickBooks ADR is an essential tool, as it keeps the backup of your essential data intact. Your financial data loss can paralyze your business process. In this blog, we will discuss in detail about QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery tool and how you can utilize it to overcome data recovery issues. ADR tool utilizes your current Transaction Log file and a copy of Company file to restore the lost transactions.
The below-described solutions can help you to recover your lost data using QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery.
Solution 1: Recover lost data using the original.TLG file with ‘.QBW. adr file’
Original Transaction Log File and the current version of Auto Data Recovery can be used to recover the recent transactions that are lost. Follow the below-given steps-
Create a new folder on your Desktop and name it QB Test.
Open the folder where you have saved this company file. You can find the company file location on Product Information Screen and No Company Open Window.
Search .tlg file on your company file’s folder. The file you are searching for has the same file name as your company file.
If you are not able to identify the .tlg file, then follow these steps to Show File Extension-
Press Windows+E to open File Explorer.
Now select to Organize and choose Folder to search for options (Windows 10, 8.1, & 8) to proceed further
Select View option to choose Filename extension.
Now choose Hide extensions for known file types option.
After selecting the prompted option, click Apply and then OK. (For detailed instructions follow article How to Show Hidden Windows Files)
On locating .tlg file, copy it and paste it to the QB Test folder you have earlier created on your Desktop.
Now open the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery folder. You can find it in the same location as your company file.
Copy the .QBW.adr file and paste it into the folder QB Test. Now, you have .QBW.adr and .tlg file on the same folder.
Open QB Test folder and right-click.QBW.adr file and select Rename.
Now select .adr located at the end of the file name and delete it.
In QuickBooks, open the company file that you have saved on QB Test folder.
Check and confirm that all transactions are intact in the file using account register.
Follow the given series of activities to ensure data integrity:File>>Utilities>>Verify Data.
Now you can move a damaged file to some other location and replace it with the copy from QB Test to the original location.
I hope this information will be helpful!