It could be possible that the file is damaged, jsb2a.
There are some reasons why this occurs, which may cause damage data, and we can fix this by performing the Verify data and Rebuild utility tools in QuickBooks Desktop. This way, it'll return to its default order and automatically fixes minor company record data issues.
If the program is in multi-user mode, you need to change to single-user mode (Go to File> Switch to Single User Mode). It is very important that you have to create a backup copy of your company file before running Verify and Rebuild Data.
Note: If the verify process is successful, you are done. In case it fails due to some problem, QuickBooks will notify you to run Rebuild data.
You can refer to this article for a complete guide on the process of performing the steps: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.
Also, we need to make sure that your QuickBooks Desktop has the latest release. You can either perform the process within the software or download the patch through the website. Please refer to this article for further guidance: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.
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