Repairing Corrupt QuickBooks For Contractors File

When your QuickBooks for contractors file is corrupted you can still use it for a short while just like a car with a flat tire can be driven a short while and it appears everything is fine so you think you must not have a problem. Nothing could be further from the truth. Eventually this behavior will destroy your QuickBooks file!

The short video below shows you how to check the integrity of your QuickBooks for contractor or QuickBooks contractor file which ends with a good clean data file.



If You See The Box Below QuickBooks Is Likely Not Corrupted

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This next short video shows you how to check the integrity of your QuickBooks for contractor or QuickBooks contractor file which ends with a corrupt data file message. 



If You See The Box Below QuickBooks Is Likely To Be Corrupted

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What should you do if your QuickBooks file is corrupt?

If you own a construction company contact Sharie 206-361-3950 or and she may be able to arrange for one of our qualified construction accountant QuickBooks experts to take a look at your QuickBooks file at NO CHARGE! If we can fix it quick and easy it will be done at NO CHARGE!

If your QuickBooks contractor file is severely damaged Sharie will contact you with options before we proceed. Nothing will be done and no charges will be incurred until you authorize us to fix it.

QuickBooks for contractors files get corrupted for a variety of reasons including hardware failure, not closing QuickBooks for contractors properly, computer viruses and unfortunately bad bookkeepers who do it on purpose.

When QuickBooks for contractors file is corrupt your data is inaccessible, sometimes you cannot open it no matter what you try.

For the brave souls who like to throw caution to the wind, you can use the rebuild utility; however, I do not recommend it. There are several steps that should be done before running the rebuild utility which means someone attempting a repair who does not know what they are doing may lose all your precious data.

Symptoms of Corruption In QuickBooks Contractor File:

  • Your QuickBooks contractor file won't open

  • You see strange error messages on your computer screen

  • You cannot access data inside QuickBooks contractor

  • When you try to save a transaction, QuickBooks contractor shuts down

  • Bookkeeping transactions are missing

  • Balance Sheet report is out of balance (Assets = Liabilities + Equity)

If you suspect your QuickBooks file is damaged run a "Verify Data" report as shown on the videos above and I have included step by step instructions below.

Steps To Run QuickBooks Verify Tool

  1. First close and then reopen your QuickBooks file.

  2. Select File-> Utilities-> Verify Data.

After running Verify tool, you may receive any of the following message:

  1. QuickBooks detected no problem with your data: your QuickBooks contractor company file is not damaged.

  2. Your data has lost integrity: It means your QuickBooks contractor company file is damaged and needs to be fixed and we recommend you not attempt a repair on your own as you could completely destroy the entire QuickBooks contractor file.

If you are a construction company owner contact Sharie 206-361-3950 or and she can arrange for one of our construction accountant specialists to review your QuickBooks file at NO CHARGE!

For construction company owners including anyone who has anything to with maintenance, service, repair, remodel, cleaning or other related industries serving homes, commercial and other buildings, underground, etc. we may be able to review your QuickBooks file at NO CHARGE.

This includes any and all versions and years of QuickBooks files from the first DOS version up through the latest, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks For Contractors, QuickBooks Contractor, QuickBooks Enterprise and QuickBooks For Mac at NO CHARGE!

All other company owners I suggest you contact Intuit support.

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Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA The Construction Accountant Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for all construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist and Bill.Com Certified Guru. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit to learn more.

Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Check out our Contractor Success Map Podcast on iTunes and Follow Randal on Google+Follow Randal on Google+