QuickBooks and Data Corruption

January 12, 2009

Mike Cat’s Cycle Works, a Kenner business who uses Onsite Computer Services of New Orleans for care and maintenance of his Microsoft business systems, recently called for service of his QuickBooks accounting software.  Apparently, Mike couldn’t verify his QuickBooks data prior to a successful backup.

Most users of QuickBooks occasionally encounter the dastardly malady known as data corruption at some time during their use of QuickBooks.  A Google of ‘QuickBooks data corruption’ will gather hundreds of references.  Some suggestions are helpful while some are not helpful.

Onsite examined Mike Cat’s QuickBooks data corruption and discovered a cause that seemed unique among the Google results we researched.  It seems as though data corruption of networked QuickBooks installations can occur if the installations do not utilize identical updated versions of QB.

Mike Cat has a cautious secretary who NEVER updates her PC for fear of problems.  She subscribes to the notion that “… if it’s not broke, don’t fix it!”  Generally this is a good truism; however if some users update while other users do not update, problems can occur.

We updated each PC to run the latest, identical QuickBooks patches.  The data verified and a successful backup was completed.  This solution was a simple resolution to an often aggravating problem.  If you’re experiencing networked QuickBooks data corruption, then make certain each QuickBooks installation is running the same version updates.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service


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