If you are having issues with the performance of your QuickBooks Desktop, your company file may be the root cause. You have options you can use to resolve such issues.

Be sure that all QuickBooks installations, including the data manager on the host /server, are running the latest release of your current QuickBooks version. To update QuickBooks, from the menu bar, select Help and then choose Update QuickBooks.

Your company data file size

QuickBooks' performance decreases as the size of the company file increases. There are no actual limits on the size of your company data file, but performance may be hindered if your network is not capable of handling files that have:

  • More than 500 MB in Pro or Premier.
  • More than 1.5 GB in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.
  • More than seven years of transaction history.

Set company and personal preferences

Optimize operations

Maintain lists

To Dos (before you start with any of the steps below):
  1. Create a backup of your data file.
  2. Be aware that once two entries are merged together, the merge can not be undone.
  3. Create an archive copy of your file. If you merge any list entries , open the archive copy to view the history of the merged entries .

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