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How to Rebuild QuickBooks Company File

Rebuild QuickBooks Company File

To recover QuickBooks company file, users need to follow a few specific steps. There are various inbuilt tools in QB that enable users to rebuild the entire company file. By doing so, you can recover most of your lost accounting data. Still, if there is any unrecoverable damage to the company file, the rebuild process will fail. In such a case, you’ll have to contact QuickBooks experts at.

To Rebuild Your QuickBooks Company File, Follow the Steps Provided Below:

  • Log into QuickBooks as an administrator
  • Click on File
  • Select Utilities and Click on Rebuild Data
  • Hit ok on the confirmation message for data backup.
  • Once Rebuild is complete, you will get a confirmation message.

QuickBooks may stop responding during the rebuild process. The process required a large amount of system memory. Still, even if the system lags, the rebuild process will continue in the background. Do not in any case stop the rebuild process or end the process of QuickBooks. We also recommend that you create a backup copy of your company file.

Once the rebuild process is complete, you need to run the verify utility. To run this utility, follow the steps provided below:

  • Log into QuickBooks as an administrator
  • Go to File and Select Utilities
  • Click on Verify data
Note: Read also repair damaged company file with QuickBooks file doctor.

If the process returns a confirmation message with success, then click Ok else rebuild the company file.

Need Professional Help?

If the process still fails to compile the data, then feel free to contact us. Our in house team of Intuit certified ProAdvisors can easily rebuild your company file and recover your data. To know more, feel free to contact us at (Toll Free).


  1. Will I be able to recover my data?

    Recovery of your data will depend entirely on the amount of damage dealt to your company file. In case the rebuild process fails to recover all data, feel free to contact us.

  2. How long can the rebuild process take?

    Time taken by the rebuild process to recover data is proportionate to the size of your company file.

  3. My system stopped responding while the rebuild process was ongoing?

    Do not shut down the QuickBooks process. Despite the not responding message, QB continues the rebuild process in the background. Ending the process can damage your company file. Also, make a backup copy of the QuickBooks company file before initiating the rebuild process.

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