I'm looking for the same thing, andI suppose you mean, "Quickbooks>Edit>Preferences>...
If so, I tried that and there is no submenu heading for Transactions?
Hi there, @stltom.
Thanks for posting your concern. I can provide information about turning on Audit Trail report in QuickBokks Desktop.
Prior to QuickBooks 2006, users could turn off the audit log, however, since this time it has become an automatic feature that cannot be disabled in either the Online or Desktop versions. Therefore, you shouldn't be getting the message to turn the feature on.
Have you tried pulling the same report on a different company file? If not, try running the same report on a different company file or dummy company file to isolate the problem. That way, you'll find out if this can be a QuickBooks unexpected behavior, a damaged company file, application configuration issue, or system related issue.
In case the report opens on a different company file, you maybe experiencing data damage on your company file. To fix it, run the Verify and Rebuild Data utility. Before proceeding, make sure all QuickBooks installations, including the Database Server Manager on the host or server, are up to date.
To update QuickBooks, check out Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release. Also, for updating QuickBooks Database Server Manager, see Install, Update, and Set up the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
Once done, follow below steps to Verify and Rebuild data:
For more detailed steps, just look into this article: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1436389.
That should help you disable the pop-up message. Let me know how things go once you've tried the steps. If you need anything else, feel free to leave a reply below. I'm always here to help. Have a great rest of your day!