QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery To Recover Lost Data

Last Updated on December 4, 2020 by Editorial Staff

In the year 2010, Intuit started launched its new feature ‘QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery’ to recover all the lost data, and to create a local backup copy of the QuickBooks company file. Now we are using it in 2020-2021, in the QuickBooks Desktop with some advanced technologies. Before it was available only on the QuickBooks Pro, and QuickBooks Premier. Today in this blog, we will know some basic things and the new updates of Auto Data Recovery (ADR).

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Auto data recovery feature makes it easy, and faster to recover the corrupted or lost data to QuickBooks again. It utilizes two unmistakable Sybase innovations, ‘auto replication’ which makes a copy of your QuickBooks Company file, and the QuickBooks Transaction Log file and ‘auto recuperation’. QuickBooks allows its users to recover the lost files through the QuickBooks autodata recovery feature according to the Intuit plan in two ways, and they are:

  • Reproduce lost exchanges utilizing the current QuickBooks Transaction Log file and a past duplicate of the QuickBooks Company document.
  • Reproduce everything except the most recent couple of long periods of exchanges with a duplicate of both the QuickBooks Company document and of the QuickBooks Transaction Log file.

Now le’ts go for the procedure to use the QuickBooks auto data recovery feature:

How Does QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Help to Recover Lost Data

QuickBooks data transfer occurs in a few critical steps. During the data migration or transfer process, data becomes vulnerable to several adversities, such as data loss, damage or corruption, and occurs an immediate need to recover the lost data.

There is some reason when data damage these reasons include network error, lost connection, etc. To recover lost data their is an easy option of QuickBooks auto-recovery data. It is a technology which is based on two processes when the bug and error take place.

  • The first phase of the recovery process- It is generated and make a duplicate version of a .file is called QuickBooks company file.
  • The second phase of the recovery process- It goes for a recovery mode and also auto recovery mode.QuickBooks transaction log is saved from going to corrupt.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Processing For ‘Autodata Recovery’

Here we have mentioned some points, which will help you to recover your data without any problem. So you should always keep these points in your mind.

  • The auto data recovery feature is not available for the ‘Accountant’ edition.
  • You can only access it in QuickBooks Desktop, Pro, Premier, & Enterprise for Windows.
  • The file size has a limit, and that is, 1.5 Gigabytes, you will be restricted to create auto data recovery, if you have a backup greater than 1.5 GB.
  • During the data recovery, you must QuickBooks update. The QuickBooks Desktop should be in the latest version.

Restore QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Folder Backup

This is the QuickBooks Auto data recovery folder which works as a backup for yours.QuickBooks will run several tests on your company file every time you open it and in time cycles, with the idea of keeping updated the data. however, this folder was not working as a support for all the information.so you must be aware of that, and make a different backup for the information you do have in your company file.

Uses of QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Features for QuickBooks

You do not have to make backup .it is the purpose to provide a good and clean backup file without any operator interaction. Intuit technical support staff.it is a feature that was being present to end users. Intuit has published details on how to restore the file.you will replace the original QBW with the ADR copy, and match with ADR TLG file. the TLG file contains all transaction that has been entered the copy and you can open the ADR copy, QuickBooks will recognize.it have two ways work.

  • It restores lost data, with the help of the current log file for the transaction.
  • It uses the copies of the two files to recover all the transaction stored the last few hours.

How to Recover Recent Transactions, Using QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery

You can recover the recent transactions in two simple steps, let’s read, what are they:

Solution 1: Using of .TLG File with .QBW.adr File

The first solution is to using .QBW.adr and .TLG.adr files to recover recent transactions in QuickBooks. Here is the procedure, just follow the steps:

  • First, in your Desktop, create a new folder named QBTest.
  • Now open the folder, where you have saved the company file.
  • In the next step, copy the corresponding .tlg file of your company file, and paste it to QBTest folder on your Windows.
Show the File Extensions:
  • Press Windows + E key to open the file explorer from the keyboard.
  • Select the ‘Organize’ option, the folder, and the search option.
  • Go for the ‘View’ tab, and select the file name with extension. (for Windows 10, 8.1, 8)
  • For known file types, click on the ‘Hide’ option.
  • Then, click the ‘Apply’ option and the ‘Ok’ button.
  • Open the ‘QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery’ file.
  • Copy the .QBW file to the QBTest folder.
  • Right-click on the .QBW file and rename it in the QBTest folder.
  • And delete the .adr from the end of the file.
  • Again open QuickBooks, and the company file, you have saved on your QBTest folder.
  • Verify all the transactions by verifying your account register.
  • Ensure the integrity of the company file, by running verify utility.
  • If the company file copy is good, then move the damaged company file to a different location.
  • At the last, transfer the copy from QBTest to the original location.

Solution 2: Using of .QBW.adr and .TLG.adr Files

  • At first, you need to create a new folder named QBTest on your desktop.
  • Launch the ‘QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery’ file.
  • Copy the .TLG.adr and .QBW.adr file of your company file, and paste it to QBTest folder on your Windows.
Show the File Extensions:
  • Open File Explorer, click on the ‘Organize’ option, and then on the search option.
  • Go for the ‘View’ tab, and select the file name with extension. (for Windows 10, 8.1, 8)
  • For known file types, click on the ‘Hide’ option.
  • Apply it, and click on the ‘Ok’ option.
  • The QBTest folder will remove the .adr extensions and will give .QBW files, and .tlg files.
  • Again open the QuickBooks, and the company files that, you saved in the QBTest folder.
  • Verify all the transactions, with your account register.
  • Run verify utility and transfer the copy from QBTest to the original location.

Final Words

At the last, we hope the details given in Accountwizy will be beneficial for you. We tried our best to simplify the topic with the best possible solution. Hope you like it, and you can use the QuickBooks auto data recovery feature without any doubts, and problems. Still, if you have any problem to recover your data in QuickBooks then you can get our ProAdvisor support to get a fast response from us.

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