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.


This article is Part 3 in a set of 3 articles regarding performance issues in QuickBooks. If the steps in this article do not resolve your issues, try the steps in the other articles:


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 Desktop Enterprise.
  • More than seven years of transaction history.

Recommendations to resolve performance issues

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