What Is the QuickBooks File Doctor?

The QuickBooks File Doctor is a tool from Intuit that is designed to diagnose and fix common problems with QuickBooks data files and your Windows and network configuration, including:

  • Data corruption
  • Windows setup problems
  • Network setup problems

The tool has its limits. It only works with:

  • .qbw and .qba files
  • QuickBooks company files (.qbw) smaller than 2 Gb

Further, diagnosing network setup problems may not work if you have multiple QuickBooks versions installed on your computer. In some cases the tool may diagnose a problem but then be unable to fix it. That typically depends on whether a QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery folder exists. Auto Data Recovery (ADR) is another Intuit data protection tool available to some QuickBooks users.

For more information on the QuickBooks File Doctor, consult this Intuit knowledge base article.

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