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I ran verify data and there were errors. How do I locate and view the error log?

I ran the verify data and I need to see what the errors are to see if I can fix them. Where do Locate the log file created

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I ran verify data and there were errors. How do I locate and view the error log?

Find QBWIN.log files

QuickBooks Desktop writes messages about what is happening in QuickBooks to a specific log file.

  • In Windows, the file is named Qbwin.log

The log file contains QuickBooks Desktop messages, as well as information created by the Verify Data, Rebuild Data, and Condense Data utilities. It does not show General Protection Fault or Invalid Page Fault messages or messages or errors from other programs. New entries and errors are added to the end (or bottom) of the log file. The file includes date and time stamps with each log entry to help you identify the most recent entries.

Detailed instructions QuickBooks for Windows

QuickBooks for Windows generates a separate QBWIN.LOG file for each QuickBooks version within each QuickBooks user. Each time you start QuickBooks, it renames the old QBWIN.LOG file and creates a new one.

Access the QBWIN.LOG file via the F2 window

If you have one version of QuickBooks Desktop installed, use the following steps to access the QBWIN.LOG.
Note: Please use the steps from Access the QBWIN.LOG in Windows if there is more than one QuickBooks product installed.

  1. In QuickBooks, open the Product Information window by pressing the F2 key or Ctrl + 1.
  2. In the Product Information window, open the Tech Help window by pressing the F3 key (or Ctrl + 2 using the "2" key at the left end of your keyboard).
  3. Click the Open File tab.
  4. In the Select a file to open list, double-click QBWIN.LOG.


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I ran verify data and there were errors. How do I locate and view the error log?

Find QBWIN.log files

QuickBooks Desktop writes messages about what is happening in QuickBooks to a specific log file.

  • In Windows, the file is named Qbwin.log

The log file contains QuickBooks Desktop messages, as well as information created by the Verify Data, Rebuild Data, and Condense Data utilities. It does not show General Protection Fault or Invalid Page Fault messages or messages or errors from other programs. New entries and errors are added to the end (or bottom) of the log file. The file includes date and time stamps with each log entry to help you identify the most recent entries.

Detailed instructions QuickBooks for Windows

QuickBooks for Windows generates a separate QBWIN.LOG file for each QuickBooks version within each QuickBooks user. Each time you start QuickBooks, it renames the old QBWIN.LOG file and creates a new one.

Access the QBWIN.LOG file via the F2 window

If you have one version of QuickBooks Desktop installed, use the following steps to access the QBWIN.LOG.
Note: Please use the steps from Access the QBWIN.LOG in Windows if there is more than one QuickBooks product installed.

  1. In QuickBooks, open the Product Information window by pressing the F2 key or Ctrl + 1.
  2. In the Product Information window, open the Tech Help window by pressing the F3 key (or Ctrl + 2 using the "2" key at the left end of your keyboard).
  3. Click the Open File tab.
  4. In the Select a file to open list, double-click QBWIN.LOG.


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