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.

  • QBW32.exe
  • 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.

It’s well-known that QuickBooks makes accounting and managing finance seem easy, but still, some issues need to be taken care of. One such error is an invalid product number in QuickBooks point of sale followed by a code 176109. You must be wondering how to resolve this error code; however, you don’t need to fret as this blog is like a knight in shining armour for all QuickBooks users facing this issue. You can even reach out QuickBooks support for speaking with the technical team to give you the best solution to eradicate this error.

Why Error Invalid Product Number Occurs in QuickBooks Point of Sale?

The reasons why the error code 176109: Invalid Product Name occurs in QuickBooks Point of Sale are:

  • When there is a damaged file in the POS entitlement folder
  • If you use the incorrect product code while installing Point of Sale
  • When you have not logged in QuickBooks as an admin

Steps to Resolve QuickBooks Point of Sale Invalid Product Number

Resolving this issue without an expert’s help became easy as now, you can refer to the steps given in this blog to fix it.

  1. By Deleting the Content of Point of Sale Entitlement Folder

Windows 8

  • You need to the right click on the Start button of your system and then choose File Explorer
  • Now click on the View option and then tick the checkbox of hidden items
  • After that you have to go to C: \ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8
  • Hereafter selecting all files, click on the Delete option
  • Now, after opening the Point of Sale again, you need to register yourself.

Window 7/ Windows Vista

  • Open your system and then right-click on the Start button and then open the Windows Explorer
  • Here you have to click on the option of organize and then select the Folder option
  • Now click on View > Show hidden files and then you have to visit C: \ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8
  • Here you have first to select all the files and then it on Delete button
  • Open the QuickBooks Point of Sale again to complete the registration process

2. Uninstall and then Reinstall QuickBooks Point of Sale

  • You need first to uninstall the QuickBooks Point of Sale from your system
  • You need to reinstall the QuickBooks Point of Sale again; however, remember to install the latest version of this software.
  • If you witness any error while completing the installation process, then you need to run re-installation on Point on Sale
  • You must verify the product number and license number and the register.

3. Rename the WSActivity file

  • Press the Windows and E key together to open Windows Explorer
  • Now you need to navigate to C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale XX\Ini.
  • Here you need to right-click on the WSActivity and then select the option of Rename.
  • Make sure to type “OLDWSActivity” in the file name and click on it to save it.
  • After closing the window, you have to follow the above steps to delete the entitlement client folder again.
  • After that, you can relaunch QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale software.

Even after implementing these solution steps, if the error code 176109 still haunts you, you will be welcome to take the experts’ guidance. You can dial QuickBooks customer service number to speak with the accounting experts for guiding you in resolving the error. This number remains available at all 24 hours to fix the QuickBooks user’s issues without any time and location constraints.

The company file of QuickBooks is known for having important data of the Company to the date when the backup was made. You need to restore the most recent backup file to ensure that your data is safe. Restoring the backup file will help you in the time of any problem, and if you are willing to learn how to restore the backup, this blog is your friend. You can use CD, local hard drive, USB flash drive or network folder for restoring the backup. When you are backing up the company file using the QuickBooks Online backup services, restore it by using the same service only. If you want expert’s guidance in restoring QuickBooks backup file, you are free to get in touch with accounting experts via QuickBooks support assistance, available 24*7.

Restore a Backup of QuickBooks Company File

When you restore the backup file, QuickBooks will use (.QBB) backup company file to create (.QBW) new company file. If your backup file is on the external device, you will have to move it to the local hard drive and proceed further. You need to confirm the location where you want to save the downloaded file when the pop-up arises. Follow these steps to restore the QuickBooks backup file:

  • You need to click on the File menu > Open or Restore Company for opening the restore wizard.
  • Click on the Restore a backup copy (.qbb) and then click the Next button.
  • Now you have to select the local backup and then hit on the Next option to open the backup copy window.
  • You need to browse the location where you have saved the backup file.
  • Select the backup file and then click on open and next options.
  • Next, you have to save in drop-down arrow and go to the location to restore your backup file.
  • In the end, select the backup file and then save it by clicking on the save option.

Make sure to give your file a different name because if there is a company file of the same name, it will erase the existing file when you click on Replace option in the prompt box. If you face any issue while restoring the QuickBooks Backup file, you can reach out to QuickBooks support number to speak with tech experts. Your queries will be answered here, and the support team makes sure that your error is entirely resolved.

Do you have duplicate accounts, vendors, customers or suppliers? If yes, then you need to move all data from one account that you want to keep to another while removing the duplicate one. Keeping your list of accounts, customers, vendors, and suppliers means that it will speed up the task of bookkeeping. While merging, you need to be careful, and you should merge only those duplicates that were created accidentally. If you find it annoying to merge the duplicate accounts or customers or vendors, then you can get support from experts by dialling QuickBooks phone number that is there at all hours.

Merge Accounts in QuickBooks Online

Merging accounts in QuickBooks Online can be done easily by following the below-mentioned steps. But before you begin merging the account you should know that merging accounts is an irreversible process, and you can merge two accounts at a time, but remember the type of two accounts must be the same. Let’s proceed forward in merging the account:

  • You need to go to the ‘Settings’, and below the ‘Setting’ tab, you need to choose the option of ‘Chart of Accounts’.
  • Look for the account that you want to edit and click on the edit option found in the ‘Action Column’ drop-down.
  • You need to write the name, detail type and then have to verify whether the sub-account option is selected or not.
  • If it is yes, then you need to know that the parent account is linked with it.
  • After that, you can choose the option of ‘Cancel’ to get back to the ‘Chart of Accounts’.
  • You have to look for the account that you don’t want to use and then choose Edit option from the Action button.
  • You need to enter the name; detail type and then select its sub-account. Make sure that the sub-accounts are connected with the same parents account so that merging can be done easily.
  • Your permission will not be granted for merging if the parent accounts are known for having existing sub-accounts. At last, choose the save option and then select the ‘Yes’ option.

Merge Customers in QuickBooks Online

Merging of a customer in QuickBooks Online means deleting a customer from the list of customers. You can merge a duplicate customer in the QuickBooks Online by following the steps given below:

Few points to keep in mind before merging a customer in the QuickBooks Online:

  • You need to delete the customer’s statement if you want to merge customers.
  • You cannot merge the customer if they are in the list of sub-customers.
  • You must know that all the sub-levels of customers that you wish to merge are the same.

Steps to follow for merging customers in QuickBooks Online:

  • You need to first go to the ‘Sales’ section and then select the ‘Customers’ option.
  • Choose the customer name which you don’t want and click on the ‘Edit’.
  • Now enter the name of other customers in the field of ‘Display name as’ and then ‘Save’ it.
  • Lastly, you have to click on Yes to confirm it.

Merge Vendors in QuickBooks Online

You can merge vendors in QuickBooks Online by following these steps. However, you need to copy or save all your important information over to the name in which you are going to merge the vendors.

  • Go to the ‘Expenses’ menu and then click on the option of ‘Vendors’
  • You need to select the vendor name that you wish to use and then click on the ‘Edit’ option.
  • Make an identical vendor to the vendor you are merging it with and it can be done by changing the title, name and suffix.
  • Make sure both the name is the same as the display name and then click to save it.

These steps mentioned will hopefully help you in merging accounts, vendors, or customers easily in QuickBooks Online. If you get stuck while merging the account, then you reach out to the professional team at QuickBooks support. You can get better for all your QuickBooks queries from just one call.

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