QuickBooks is considered one of the highly efficient accounting software that must be regularly updated to run it perfectly. By missing any update, your QuickBooks may witness slight errors. You can go through this blog to know the steps you have to follow while updating this brilliant accounting software. You can either update QuickBooks manually or automatically. You can even reach out to the technical team by calling QuickBooks contact number to help resolve your query and update your accounting software.

Things to Keep in Mind before Upgrading QuickBooks

By updating the QuickBooks software to a new launch will make a slight change to the database. Due to these modifications, the information file won’t be readable with the earlier releases.

You must make sure that you have QuickBooks Desktop Patch

  • Open your QuickBooks Desktop and then hit on the “F2” key of your keyboard.
  • Now go to the “Product Information” screen and then verify the current version and release of the QuickBooks.
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2020
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2019
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2018
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2017
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2016

Steps to Update QuickBooks Desktop

You can use four ways to download the update of QuickBooks from the internet. However, you must have a good internet connection.

  • Automatic update
  • Manual update
  • On-demand
  • Release download

Once you have downloaded the QuickBooks update, then every important company file will be installed automatically in your system. You will see the prompt once the updates are successfully downloaded.

Method 1: Manual Update

Use the Internet for Downloading Updates

  • Go to the page of Downloads & Updates.
  • In the drop-down menu of Select Product, you have to choose your “QuickBooks product”.
  • Then in the Select Version drop-down, select the proper variant and year.
  • You need to select the option of “Get the latest updates” and then Save/Save File to get the update.
  • Once the download is finished, double-click on it to set up the update.  
  • After that, restart your Windows once the installation process completes.

For manually installing upgrades in your system

  • You must have access to the setup file onto your own system from a different computer. Or you need to Copy the setup file in the flash drive, then paste it into another computer.

Use QuickBooks

  • Go to the “File” menu, select the “Close Company/Logoff” icon and then choose the “Exit” tab.
  • Double click on the icon of QuickBooks and then choose the option of “Run as Administrator”.
  • In the window of “No Company Open”, you need to go to the “Help” and then select the “Update QuickBooks”.
  • Now you need to move to the “Update Now” option and then check the “Reset Update” box.
  • Then you have to select “Get Updates”.
  • Once the update is complete, you will see the pop-up of ‘Update Complete’, then you need to close the QuickBooks.
  • Try to open the QuickBooks software again; if you see the install update message, click on Yes.
  • Once the installation is complete, you need to restart the system.

Ultralight Patch (ULIP)

The Ultra-Light Patch (ULIP) characteristic of QuickBooks Desktop is when any small crucial repairs can be sent without a real release limitation. This patch release process will last until that particular release is there (R releases, 2017 R5).

Method 2: Automatic Update Methods

Download & Install the Automatic Update Now

  • Open your QuickBooks & then click on the “Help” menu and select the “Update QuickBooks”.
  • On the next screen, you need to click on the “Update Now”.
  • For erasing all the previously downloaded updates, tick mark on the “Reset Update” check box.
  • Then select the icon of “Get Updates”.
  • At last, you need to restart your QuickBooks Software.

Set Automatic Updates

  • Click on the “Help” menu and then choose the icon of “Update QuickBooks”.
  • In the “Update QuickBooks” screen, you have to select the “Option” tab.
  • You have to choose the “Radio button” for the “Yes” icon to switch on the automatic updates.
  • At last, select the “Close” tab.

I hope, this blog, with its optimum information, may help you update QuickBooks software to its latest version. However, if you have any queries or witness any error while updating this accounting software, please feel free to call the QuickBooks helpline number available at all 24 hours.

QuickBooks software has smoothened the business accounting process, but it also has several bugs that can disturb your working with it. You have opened QuickBooks, and it has stopped working or not responding. Such issues can be so frustrating because you have a lot of work pending and the software is also stopped working. To get rid of this problem, you have to go through various methods mentioned in this blog. The error is identified with its multiple reasons that are responsible for its occurrence. An alternate and quick way to fix this error is to call the QuickBooks support number and get the essential solutions.

What are the Causes Behind QuickBooks Not Responding Error?

QuickBooks not responding is a standard error that occurs because of various reasons listed below.

  • A hard drive is damaged
  • Missing or damaged QBWUSER.INI file
  • Crashed Windows Operating System
  • The company file is long
  • Invalid Installation file
  • Corrupted Program files on Hard Drive
  • Low system resources

Symptoms of QuickBooks Not Responding Error

The following indications can help you to identify QuickBooks not Opening error, and you will start looking for ideal solutions to fix this error.

  • The system is shut-down automatically
  • QuickBooks, not Opening problem repeatedly appears on your computer screen
  • The system is freezing and not responding to any command
  • QB software doesn’t open

Steps to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Not Responding Error

QuickBooks can be problematic and irritative for you to tackle. You will be getting below quick fixing tips to remove this error and make the QuickBooks well again.

Method – 1 Download And Run QuickBooks Refresher Tool

  • First, close ‘QB software.’
  • Next, start downloading ‘QuickBooks Refresher tool.’
  • ‘Save’ the downloaded file on your computer
  • When the download process completes, press the ‘Run’ option to execute the ‘QBRefresher tool.’
  • It will diagnose the running problem of ‘QuickBooks’ and carry out resolving procedures
  • Finally, open ‘QuickBooks’ to check whether the issue is resolved or not.

Method – 2 Use Quick Fix My Program From The QuickBooks Tool Hub

Download and Run QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • First, close ‘QuickBooks software.’
  • Download ‘QuickBooks Tool Hub’
  • ‘Save’ the downloaded file on your PC to access it easily
  • Open the earlier ‘Downloaded file.’
  • Accept ‘terms and conditions and follow on-screen tips to install
  • After completing the installation procedure, put a ‘double-click’ on the icon to open ‘QuickBooks Tool Hub’.

Run Quick Fix My Program From Tool Hub

  • Users have to choose the ‘Program Problems’ in ‘QuickBooks Tool Hub.’
  • Choose the ‘Quick Fix My Program’
  • After this, Open ‘QuickBooks Desktop’ and then open the data file.

Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool from Tool Hub

  • Open ‘QuickBooks Tool Hub’
  • Users must check ‘Installation Issues’ in the ‘Tool Hub.’
  • Choose the ‘QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool’
  • Let the tool ‘Run’ and it will take up to ‘20 minutes’ or more.

Run Clean Install in QuickBooks Desktop

The clean install tool will assist you in renaming the old installed file. It allows the user to add new files.

  • First, open the ‘QuickBooks Tool Hub.’
  • After this, choose the ‘Installation issues’
  • Next, choose the ‘Clean Install Tool’ and then press the ‘OK’ option.
  • Select the ‘QuickBooks Latest Product Version’ followed by clicking ‘Continue’.

Method – 3 Make A New Admin User In Windows To Fix The Bug

  • First, click the ‘Start’ button and then open the ‘Control Panel.’
  • After this, press ‘Add or Remove User Accounts’ link
  • Once the ‘Manage Accounts’ dialogue box opens up, press ‘Create A New Account.’
  • Then, type the ‘Account Name’ and choose ‘Create Admin Account.’
  • Finally, Click on the ‘Create Account Button’ to create a new user account in Windows Operating System.

Method – 4 Assign A New Name to QB.INI File

  • Rename’ the ‘QBWUSER.INI file’ to fix the internal issue when you try to open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Rename the ‘EntitlementDataStore.ecml file

Method – 5 Run QuickBooks System Repair Tool

  • First, ‘Download QuickBooks Repair Tool’
  • ‘Save’ the downloaded file in the local folder
  • Next, shut-down all ‘existed open program’ followed by installing the tool
  • It will take around ‘20 minutes’ to run a scan in the complete device
  • Once the tool has repaired the ‘Program’, ‘Restart’ the ‘Console’ and go.

Method – 6 Restart the System By Deactivating Antivirus Program

  • First, ‘Restart’ the System
  • Confirm that ‘Antivirus’ is switched-off temporarily
  • Finally, contact the IT department to remove this issue.

Method – 7 Open The File From Another Location

  • Hold ‘Windows+E key’ to open up a new window on your screen
  • Search and find the data file with ‘.qbw extension.’
  • Do a Right-Click on it and choose the ‘Copy’ option
  • Go to ‘C: Drive’ and create a ‘new folder.’
  • Name the folder as ‘QBTEST.’
  • Open a ‘New Folder’ and ‘Paste’ the file in it
  • Open ‘QuickBooks’ by holding the ctrl key.’
  • Choose ‘Open’ or ‘Restore’ an Existing Company option
  • Open the ‘QBTEST’ folder and check if an error exists in it.

After following the above steps if you can’t log in to your QuickBooks software, you must call QuickBooks tech support to troubleshoot this error.

You must be aware of Microsoft Outlook, an integral part of Microsoft Office, which is used as an email manager.  You can not only send emails, but you can even integrate it with several third-party online apps for providing email functionality. You can integrate it with QuickBooks Desktop so that you can send emails from your Desktop app using MS Outlook as the primary email client. You can face the issue when there is a misconfiguration in the Windows settings or when your Outlook freezes while sending emails. This blog will help you when you face the error of “QuickBooks Outlook not responding” while sending emails from your QuickBooks Desktop app. You need to follow this blog to know the causes and solution of this error or call QuickBooks technical support phone number available 24*7.

Why “QuickBooks Email Outlook is Not Responding” Error Occurs?

Some of the most common reasons why Outlook freezes while sending emails using QuickBooks are:

  • When you are not running QuickBooks as an administrator on your Windows OS
  • The email settings in Internet Explorer are faulty.
  • Incorrect email settings in your QuickBooks.
  • The installation of QuickBooks Desktop is inappropriate, damaged, or incomplete
  • The Microsoft Outlook is already running in the background of your system computer while you are sending email from QuickBooks
  • When the MAPI32.dll file is damaged.

Steps to Fix “Outlook is not responding” Error in QuickBooks

Ensure to Run QuickBooks with Admin Rights

  • Right-click on the icon of QuickBooks Desktop and select Properties >Compatibility tab.
  • Here tick mark on the checkbox that reads Run this Program as Administrator present under Privilege Level section.
  • If the checkbox is already checked, then you have to click Apply and then OK.
  • At last, restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved or not.

Verify Email Preferences for QuickBooks

  • Open QuickBooks software and go to Edit tab > Preferences > Send Forms.
  • Then go to the My Preferences tab and choose the option of Send email using and then click OK.
  • Now click the Edit tab > Preferences > Send Forms > My Preferences tab > QuickBooks Email and hit OK.
  • Then  you have to select Edit > Preferences and then choose Outlook option and hit the OK button
  • Exit the QuickBooks and Outlook and then restart your Windows and try to send email using QuickBooks.

Repair QuickBooks Desktop and Outlook

  • You have to repair your QuickBooks Desktop software
  • If by repairing QuickBooks Desktop software, there is no luck in fixing “QuickBooks Outlook is not responding” error. Then, you have to download Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool to repair Microsoft Outlook installation.

Verify the Email Preferences of Internet Explorer

  • You need to exit from the QuickBooks and close any company file if it’s open.
  • Then you have to run Internet Explorer on your Windows.
  • You need to click on the Gear icon > Internet Options >Programs > Set Default.
  • Now you have to click on the Set your Default Program link.
  • Then you need to select the Outlook option and click on the option of Set this Program as Default and then hit on OK button
  • You then need to close the Internet Explorer and try sending an email using QuickBooks again.
  • ●       If you’re QuickBooks Outlook Freezes while sending the email, you have to follow the next troubleshooting step.

Repair Damaged MAPI32.dll File

  • You need to close any running application of your Windows.
  • Then open Windows File Manager and go to C:\ Windows\ System32 folder.
  • You have to locate and double-click on the Fixmapi.exe file.
  • If you cannot locate the file in the Windows Explorer, you have to search it manually.
  • Once the tool has repaired MAPI32.dll file, you can easily open QuickBooks software and can try to send an email

There are still chances that your MS Outlook may not respond in your QuickBooks accounting software while sending the emails even after executing the solutions that are listed above. If you are also struggling with the “QuickBooks Outlook not responding” error, give a QuickBooks support number call for immediate troubleshooting guidance.

Restart your system if you have faced error codes on your computer. It is the first step that you should implement to eliminate problems from your system. Similarly, restart the QuickBooks Database Server Manager to remove all issues encountered in QuickBooks server. The process of resuming is done on a system that has stored company files. The system is called Servers.

After installing QuickBooks software in your system, you have to install two programs that are QBDBSM (QuickBooks Database Server Manager) and QuickBooks Desktop Program. Either install only QBDBSM or QuickBooks Desktop Program.

Suppose you have installed QuickBooks Desktop Program in your system, QBDBSM will install and run automatically. If QBDBSM is installed, then you should run other programs manually.

Why Does QBDBMgrN not Running in Server Error Take Place?

Various causes can be behind this error code. Few of these are discussed below.

  • An error occurs because of QuickBooks updated version.
  • A firewall prevents internet access for repairing company files through the QuickBooks file doctor.
  • QuickBooks File doctor, a repair tool, is not configured with the firewall of the system.

Before moving to any solution, you must know about the causes responsible for this  error. As you have identified the reasons, you can remove all the above causes by changing the firewall settings manually.

Steps to Repair QBDBMGRN Not Running in this Computer Server Error

Follow the troubleshooting methods to eliminate QBDBMGRN Not Running in this Computer Server Error in QB Desktop.

Solution – 1 If Server Hosted Installed QuickBooks Programs

  • Open ‘QuickBooks’ on the server
  • Next, open or ‘Restore Company’ in the ‘File’ menu
  • Choose the option ‘Open a Company File’ followed by ‘Next’
  • Look the company file and then choose it
  • In multi-user mode, choose the ‘Open File’ and then select ‘Open’
  • Login the ‘Company File’ with a valid username and password
  • Choose the ‘File’ and then close the ‘Company’.

Solution – 2  If the Server Hosted Installed QBDBSM

  • Choose the ‘Start’ or ‘Windows’ tab
  • Select the ‘Control Panel’ option
  • Press double-click on the ‘Administrative Services’ with pressing double-click on ‘Services’
  • Do a right-click on the required or correct data manager
  • QuickBooksDB28 (2018)
  • QuickBooksDB27 (2017)
  • QuickBooksDB26 (2016)

Solution – 3 If QBDBSM is Not Working

Restart the server and follow the above steps to remove this error. After following the above steps, if the server is not working, go through the repairing methods mentioned below.

Method – 1 Repair QuickBooks on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
  • Close all the programs that are preventing QuickBooks to start and reboot the system. Then, create the backup of the company file.
  • Choose the ‘Start’ or ‘Windows’ button and then, ‘Control Panel’
  • In Windows 8 & 8.1
  • Tap the ‘Start’ or ‘Windows’ tab
  • Open the ‘Search’ option
  • Type the ‘Control Panel in the Search box
  • Finally, choose the ‘Control Panel’.
  • Choose the option ‘Programs and Features’  then, tap the ‘Uninstall a Program’
  • Open QuickBooks and then, choose ‘Uninstall/Change’ tab
  • Choose the ‘Continue’ option and then, press the ‘Next’ button
  • Wait for the process to complete and then, choose the ‘Finish’ option
  • Finally, restart the system.

Repair Errors

During the repair process, a situation may come when a user might face an error with ‘File in Use’ dialog. To remove such errors, you must follow the steps given below.

  • First, choose an ‘Ignore’ option (the system may restart)
  • Press the ‘Ok’ icon
  • It may happen that you have clicked ‘Ignore’ option multiple times but if the option is not available, tap the ‘Close’ option and wait for the repair being done
  • After this, reboot the system

Before running the repair process, it is essential to take the back-up of your data files. To recover the data, you can take it easily from there.

Method – 2 Choose Clean Install Tool to Reinstall the QuickBooks

Before uninstalling QB users, you should include a few basic things given below.

  • QuickBooks Download File
  • QB Installation CD
  • License Number

Procedure to Uninstall QuickBooks

  • Press the Windows+R key to open the ‘Run’ command
  • In the search box, type the ‘Control Panel’ then press ‘Enter’
  • The user requires to choose ‘Programs and Features’
  • Suppose the ‘Control Panel’ appears in a ‘Category’ view, select the ‘Uninstall a Program’
  • After this, a user must check ‘QuickBooks’ and then ‘Uninstall/Change’. QB users must follow the online instructions to complete the process

If an error already exists in QuickBooks, then QuickBooks can’t be uninstalled. Use QuickBooks clean install tool to rename the folder.

Download and Run QuickBooks Clean Install Tool

  • First, you must download and save the ‘QB Clean Install.exe file’ on the desktop
  • Check if the ‘QuickBooks_Clean_Install_Utility.exe’ is opened or not.
  • Accept the ‘License Agreement’ and choose the accurate ‘QuickBooks Version’. Press the ‘Continue’ tab.
  • Finally, a message appears on your screen ‘QuickBooks is now ready for a clean install, please install to the default directory’. Press the ‘Ok’ button.

After following the above steps, you must dial QuickBooks phone number, and you will get the accurate solutions to remove QBDBMGRN Not working error in the server.

QuickBooks software is designed with the advanced user interface. If you are talking about a gear icon, it contains all transactions. Move yourself to read out in detail about four different options of a Gear icon. QuickBooks software is used to manage business accounts, payroll systems, bills and taxes of small and medium industries.

  1. Setting

Setting in the Gear icon is used to make adjustments in the program or hardware. Gear Icon has the setting feature to operate QuickBooks software efficiently with a QuickBooks Desktop. Templates can also be customized with updated company information through Setting. You can also modify the field required for transactions.

  • List

The list is given in gear icon to identify the recurring transactions lists. Various options are available in Gear Icon to take out the transactions list where you can edit or modify the missing details as you require.

  • Tools

The tool is available near the Setting and List options. By default, if bank reconciliation or a budget set-up is incorrectly done, the tool option can be an advantageous solution for it.

  • Company

This option is typically used for managing users and setting-up QuickBooks accounts.

Where Do You Find A Gear Icon if it Disappears?

It sometimes happens that you can’t find a Gear Icon in Quickbooks software after searching it out over the desktop. A Gear Icon disappearance is caused because of a change in QuickBooks features. To get it back, hit the refresh button F5 to refresh QuickBooks page.  If an issue still exists, you must call QuickBooks customer support to fix this problem.

Steps to Get Back A Gear Icon in QuickBooks?

After going through the below steps, you can find a gear icon in QuickBooks.

  • First, open QuickBooks online in Incognito Window
  • Apply few shortcuts to open the various browser in an incognito window
  • Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer –  Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Google Chrome –  Ctrl+Shift+N
  • Safari –  Command+Shift+N
  • Mozilla Firefox –  Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Be sure to check that a Gear Icon came back or not in QuickBooks. If not visible, then clear all the caches and cookies available in a browser unnecessarily.

How to Clear Caches to Resolve the Gear Icon Disappearing Issue?

You should also clear browsing history data with caches and cookies saved in your browser. This problem might have caused a Gear Icon to be invisible in QuickBooks. The steps mentioned below are for deleting all the caches and cookies in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer

  • Open the ‘Internet Explorer’ and go to ‘Settings’
  • Press at the ‘Settings’ tab first and then click at the ‘More Options’ tab
  • Next, select ‘Privacy and Services’ option
  • Press at the ‘Clear Browsing Data’ tab
  • Choose Data according to the time range and then press the ‘Trash’ symbol to delete it finally.

Google Chrome

  • Open ‘Google Chrome’ in the system
  • Navigate browser ‘Settings’
  • Press at ‘More Options’
  • Now, hit at the tab ‘Clear Browsing Data’
  • A box is displayed on the screen and selects the data by tapping ‘All’ options.
  • Check the data you want to delete
  • Finally, press at the ‘Clear Data’ option

You must follow the above steps to get back the invisible Gear icon in QuickBooks. Still, the gear icon is not displaying; you must use the tricks and tips explained on call by a technical expert by dialling QuickBooks helpline and refresh the page to find a Gear Icon in QuickBooks.

A customer-centric software used by small, medium and large entrepreneurs, i.e. Quickbooks software. QuickBooks company files are used to keep all essential business data. Losing up your business data will bring some short and long-term impacts for your business.

QuickBooks Damaged Data repair is required to maintain a smooth workflow of the accounting task as soon as they take place. QuickBooks Repair tool is available to remove damaged QuickBooks data error. This blog will provide you with immediate repair methods and causes for Quickbooks damaged data errors. In case, the given methods are not helpful; you can contact QuickBooks phone number to fix it.

Possible Reasons Behind Corrupted Data Errors in QuickBooks

The repair requirements are considered when the given reasons create data damaged in QuickBooks.

  • Unwanted power failure causes the system and QuickBooks to close unexpectedly and bring company data file damage in QuickBooks.
  • Data list having incorrect entries from a user
  • If QuickBooks company file (.QBW) has corrupted accounts, names, or products list, will give rise to an error in company file data in QuickBooks.
  • Virus or malware attack will also damage the QuickBooks data file.

How to Troubleshoot Corrupted Data in QuickBooks?

You can now go through below given repair methods for data damage in QuickBooks as you are known about possible reasons behind its occurrence.

Step -1  Make Use of Recreate Data Utility and Verify QuickBooks Options

  • Open QuickBooks and press on File option
  • Now, press at utilities and click at Rebuild Data Utility option
  • If you see a message for backing-up data file, press at the Ok option
  • Wait for the message to display “Rebuild is finished’ and then press Ok option
  • Next, choose Verify Data from Utilities and run to check the possible data damage.

If the above procedure will not assist you, move to the next step to troubleshoot this error.

Step – 2 Remove Data Damage in QuickBooks Using QuickBooks File Doctor

You can repair data corruption in QuickBooks if you use QuickBooks file doctor repair tool to fix corrupted data issues in the company file.

Step – 3 Eliminate Company File Corruption Manually

When you run Verify Data Utility, data damage in the company file in QuickBooks will be displayed on your computer screen. You can troubleshoot this issue manually by following the few steps given below.

  • From the Verify Results window, choose to Expand All option to look at data damage issues in the QuickBooks company file.
  • Now, go to repair corrupted data issues one by one if you are comfortable to finish it.

If you can’t follow the given steps in troubleshooting corrupted data errors in QuickBooks, then call QuickBooks support phone number to remove it. It is available 24/7 hours to fix this issue and take up your call. One of its technical executives from the technical team will attend your call and assist you in removing this error one by one on call. Put up all your issues with a professional executive, and you will get the proper solution regarding this.

QuickBooks is accounting software used to manage account records, sales, and other financial activities of small, medium, and large businesses. QuickBooks has a QuickBooks file doctor’s repair tool to detect error and fix the glitches that came in QuickBooks. The application will stop working because of various reasons.

Learn and explore why File Doctor has stopped working and what are the exact possible reasons. There are various resolving steps mentioned in detail form, and you can find beneficial information. If you face any issue in going through these steps, you can contact QuickBooks customer service to fix this error.

Common Causes Behind File Doctor Not Working Error

The most probable cause behind the QuickBooks File Doctor Not Working error mentioned below.

  • If you try to access the incorporated files
  • Try to restore files that are not correct
  • Update the files
  • This error is shown while changing the old version of the company files over a network
  • When missing out some QuickBooks files in the installation phase
  • The QuickBooks File Doctor Not Working if your files are damaged, misused or corrupted.

Simple Procedures to Fix QuickBooks File Doctor Not Working Error

You will get numerous effective solutions to follow step-by-step to resolve this QuickBooks file not working error.

Procedure – 1 Open QuickBooks File Doctor Manually

  • Open the file doctor utility on the system and wait till the screen displays “No Company Open Screen.”
  • Now move to the File menu and choose utilities and in it select Repair File and Network Problems
  • In the dialogue box, click the OK tab. The QuickBooks will restart the application with administrator rights
  • On the dialogue box, an option is displaying on the screen, then press Yes
  • Click at the wrench icon to open the QuickBooks file doctor and then click at Continue
  • Next, log in your file by mentioning login user-id and password. QuickBooks file doctor will now start working and repair the error if detected.
  • Go to the Advanced Settings tab, then choose File Diagnosis Only
  • Select the Next button
  • As the system responds, open your file and check for the errors if repair is needed.

If this option is not helpful to you, then move to the next solution.

Procedure – 2 Repair the Damaged QBW file

Take the back-up of files that helps to replace the damaged files with the saved ones. To do this, move to the below steps.

  • First, open QuickBooks and then click at the File menu option
  • Now, move to the open or restore company option
  • Next, click at the option that states Click Open or Restores a Back-up Copy and move further by pressing the Next button
  • Choose the option Local Back-up and then press at the Next Button
  • A drop-down menu will be shown at which browse and choose the back-up file location
  • After that, you have to choose the file. QBB Extension
  • Now, move further to click at Open and then press at Next button
  • A Save-in drop-down menu will be shown in which you have to choose the location for restoring the files
  • Mention the name of the file in the given space. A Save As file will be shown automatically with the entry of the .QBW file
  • Click the Save button finally to save the file that is shifted from one place to another.

If this procedure is not working, you have to go to the next option.

Procedure – 3 Make Use of Auto Data Recovery

  • QuickBooks files are checked automatically by the auto data recovery functionality. It will take a couple of hours to complete the creation of files. For files without error, the back-up folder is created in the Auto Data Recovery.
  • The back-up will remain stored for 12 to 24 hours as the QuickBooks application is opened.

If this error is still there, then use it to restore the files once the application starts working fine.

Procedure – 4 Not Working Hosting Mode and Configure Antivirus Software

To confirm that the File Doctor tool is running correctly on your system, you have to switch off your system’s hosting mode. Then, change the Security Firewall Settings to allow connections working remotely from your system. If you are using it, then follow below steps

  • Open antivirus software on Desktop window and then click on Web & Email Protection
  • Now move to the Firewall Sections and press on Ports and System Services tab
  • After that click at Add button
  • Now, go to eMule under services name and in local TCP/IP ports, type the TCP data for your QuickBooks application
  • Inside the local UDP port, type the TCP data for your QuickBooks application
  • Next move to Open ports and then, choose All PCs
  • Now, click at the Save button and restart your system.

If you have fixed this error, you have to contact QuickBooks support number to troubleshoot this error.

Also Read:

  1. How to Record Vendor Refund in QuickBooks Desktop?
  2. How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Update Error 15222?

QuickBooks is the largest accounting software for various business persons and provides facilities for Bookkeeping and Accounts Maintenance. For many years, QuickBooks has proved a remarkable tool for several users. It has always been a trustworthy software that ensures full safety for the transactions to the accounts. It also has highly advanced features for creating work easily. Here, you will learn how to record vendor refunds in QuickBooks Desktop. To know about this process, contact QuickBooks technical assistance.

Method 1 – When vendor deliver you a refund check for returned inventory items

Keep a Record of Vendor Check Deposit

  • First, visit the Banking Menu and choose to make Deposits
  • After that press Ok in the deposit menu
  • Click at Received from Drop-Down option and choose the vendor who has sent you the refund
  • Now, choose the correct Accounts Payable option from the account
  • In the Vendor field, mentioned the actual amount of the vendor’s check
  • Then, type the rest information in the Deposit Account
  • Press Save & Close option.

Keep a Record of Bill Credit for the Returned Items

  • In the vendor’s menu, choose Enter Bills option first
  • Now, press at the Credit option to keep an account for the returned goods
  • Now type the Vendor Name and click at Items Tab
  • Enter the number of refund items that are mentioned in the refund check
  • Finally, click at Save & Close.

Attach the Deposit to the Bill Credit

  • Move to the Vendor’s Menu and then, choose Pay Bills
  • Now verify the deposit with the Vendor Check Amount
  • Select Set Credits and attach the Bill Credit that you have done
  • Press at Done and then tap on Pay Selected Bills and then press at Done.

Method 2 – When the Vendor Delivers A Refund Check for the Paid Bills

Keep a Record of Vendor Check Deposit

  1. First, click at Make Deposits at the vendor menu option
  2. Move to the make deposits menu and click at Received from the drop-down and choose the vendor who has sent the refund
  3. In the accounts menu, take the appropriate Accounts Payable
  4. Enter the correct amount in the account column mentioned in the vendor check
  5. Now, press the Save & Close option.

Keep a Record of Refunded Amount’s  Bill Credit

  1. First, move to the Vendor’s Menu and choose Enter Bills
  2. After this select, the Credit Accounts option to maintain an account for the refund goods.
  3. Type the Vendor Name and click at Expenses Tab
  4. Type the accounts on the original bill
  5. Move to the Accounts Column and type the appropriate amount for each entry
  6. Finally, press the Save and Close tab.

Link the Bill Credit to the Deposit

  1. Move to the Vendor’s Menu and choose Pay Bills
  2. Now, go through the deposits that are same as vendor amount
  3. Choose Set Credits and link the bill credit you have done already and then press at Done
  4. Now, click at the pay choose bills and then, tap at Done.

Method 3 – When Vendor Delivers a Refund Check on behalf of Real Vendor

Keep A Record of the Deposit For Vendor who Sent The Refund Check

  1. Move to the Banking Menu and choose Deposits
  2. Then, in the Make Deposits window press at the Received from Drop-down menu and selected the vendor who sent you the refund
  3. Now, from the account drop-down menu, choose the right Accounts Payable account
  4. Move to the account column and enter the same amount mentioned in the refund check
  5. Now, type a Memo, check number, payment method and class
  6. Finally, click the Save and Close option.

Although the second process is related to keeping a record of deposit mentioned at Bill Credit and linking the deposit to the Bill Credit is same as the procedure given in Method 1 and Method 2. For more details, you can call QuickBooks customer service.

Payroll is one of the essential features of QuickBooks, and it also ensures smooth and uninterrupted payroll processing regardless of any size or nature. Unfortunately, it is also vulnerable to this error, and even a minor mistake can affect different payroll operations.

QuickBooks error 15222 occurs while updating Maintenance Release, Essentials, Tax tables under the QuickBooks software. It is not common, and there is difficulty in sorting out such kinds of errors in QuickBooks. For removing this error, ring the phone call of QuickBooks payroll support. Below are given reasons for this error cause and steps to resolve it.

What Are The Reasons for QuickBooks Error 15222?

The primary reason behind the cause of this Maintenance Release updating error 15222 in QuickBooks is Digital Signature Certificates from the Internet Browser. Other reasons are also listed below that cause this error 15222.

  • The Outdated QuickBooks Software
  • System security software like Antivirus and Firewall prevent QuickBooks from connecting with the Internet and it causes Error 15222 in QuickBooks.
  • You are using other browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome, etc. as your default browser instead of Internet Explorer.
  • User is not logged with an Admin account in Windows
  • Inaccurate Date and Time

Steps to Resolve QuickBooks Desktop Update Error 15222

Method – 1 Create Digital Signature in Internet Explorer

  • Activate the Windows File Manager and Enter the detail C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks in the address field
  • Click Enter and navigate QBW32.exe file in the QuickBooks folder
  • Right-click at QBW32.exe file and choose Properties
  • Go to under Digital Signature tab to look for the list of signatures
  • Click at Details on the Intuit Inc digital signature
  • Now press at the View Certificate option under the details of Digital Signature Window
  • Next press the Install Certificate option under the Certificate Window
  • Press the Next button option until you are getting the Finish option
  • Press Finish and Restart your device
  • Move to Update QuickBooks again

Method – 2 Attach QuickBooks Procedure and Domain Under Security Program Exclusion List

You have installed a security like firewall or antivirus at your device, you must attach the following domains as an exception in the settings.

  • QuickBooks.com
  • QBW32.exe
  • Payroll.com
  • Intuit.com
  • QBUpdate.exe

Method – 3 Attach Internet Explorer as Your Default Browser

  • Open the Internet Explorer, and from below the Tools section, choose Internet Options
  • Now, tap at Make Default under the Programs tab
  • Press the Okay button and go for updating QuickBooks again.

Method – 4 Go to Activate QuickBooks File Doctor from the Tool Hub

  • Download QuickBooks Tool Hub
  • Move to the Download folder and activate the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file
  • Press yes to Agree to Terms and Conditions to install the Application
  • Now, Tap at Next to go with the Installation
  • Once QB Desktop Tool Hub is installed at your computer, run it using the icon mentioned on the desktop
  • Now, go to the Program Problems tab and choose Run QuickBooks File Doctor
  • Now, choose the options ‘Repair the file for your existing version of QuickBooks’ and tap to Next
  • Once the file is updated or repaired, check if ‘QuickBooks Major Update Error 15222’ is resolved.

If you have gone through an issue in troubleshooting this error, then contact QuickBooks tech support.

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