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Activate an inactive vendor.

I need to understand how I can reactivate inactive vendors using the Desktop version of QuickBooks. Can anyone help?

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Re: Activate an inactive vendor.

Let's re-sort the list of your vendors, JoeG51.

 

Re-sorting of the list will repair damaged list that can cause inactive vendors not showing on QuickBooks. Here's how:

 

  1. From the Banking menu, select Write Checks/Checks.
  2. Select Pay to the order of field and press Ctrl+L on your keyboard to open the Name list.
  3. Check the Include Inactive checkbox. Please note that the box will be grayed out if there are no inactive names/vendors.
  4. Click the Name drop-down and select Re-sort List.
  5. Select OK on the Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order? prompt.

You can check Re-sort lists article as your reference. Once done, follow again the steps provided by JanyRoseB on how to reactive the vendor.

 

You can always reach out to us here if you have other questions.

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Activate an inactive vendor.

Hello there, @JoeG51.

 

I'd be more than happy to help guide you on how to re-activate vendors in QuickBooks Desktop. 

 

To do this, let me walk you through the steps:

  1. At the top menu bar, click Vendors, then select Vendors Center
  2. On the Vendors tab, click drop-down arrow.
  3. Select All Vendors.
  4. Look for the vendor's name that you want to reactive. 
  5. On the Edit Vendor window, make sure to unchecked the Vendor is inactive box. 
  6. Click OK.

For additional reference, you can check this article: Change vendor, customer or employee name type

 

This will get you on the right track. Don't hesitate to drop a comment below if you have additional questions about the vendor center. I'm always here to help you out. 

 

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Re: Activate an inactive vendor.

My list does not show that vendor. I used it only a handful of times, made it inactive once the bills were paid. Since then, I want to add historical credit card data. Some of the purchases were with that vendor. When I try to record the credit card information, I get a pop-up message that the vendor needs to be made active before I can accept the credit card file. I simply cannot find the vendor anywhere.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Activate an inactive vendor.

Let's re-sort the list of your vendors, JoeG51.

 

Re-sorting of the list will repair damaged list that can cause inactive vendors not showing on QuickBooks. Here's how:

 

  1. From the Banking menu, select Write Checks/Checks.
  2. Select Pay to the order of field and press Ctrl+L on your keyboard to open the Name list.
  3. Check the Include Inactive checkbox. Please note that the box will be grayed out if there are no inactive names/vendors.
  4. Click the Name drop-down and select Re-sort List.
  5. Select OK on the Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order? prompt.

You can check Re-sort lists article as your reference. Once done, follow again the steps provided by JanyRoseB on how to reactive the vendor.

 

You can always reach out to us here if you have other questions.

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