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

  • In Windows, the file is named Qbwin.log
  • In Mac, the file is named QuickBooks.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


See Use the QBWIN.log to resolve data damage for next steps.