The QuickBooks File Doctor is a tool from Intuit that is designed to diagnose and fix common problems with QuickBooks data files and your Windows and network configuration, including:

  • Data corruption
  • Windows setup problems
  • Network setup problems

The tool has its limits. It only works with:

Further, diagnosing network setup problems may not work if you have multiple QuickBooks versions installed on your computer. In some cases the tool may diagnose a problem but then be unable to fix it. That typically depends on whether a QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery folder exists. Auto Data Recovery (ADR) is another Intuit data protection tool available to some QuickBooks users.

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bundled with the product but usually if you need to use it you then still have to go through support so bit of a needless step
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