How to Optimize a QuickBooks file size for improved speed and performance

QuickBooks data files larger than 1 GB need to be optimized every 6-12 months to ensure they run at peak performance. The computer system contains a lot of files and each file has a specific location and function. When QuickBooks fails to function properly, a message saying ‘QuickBooks is unable to start’ or ‘QuickBooks slow to open’ appears.

Unfortunately, other than the Condense feature in QuickBooks, there isn’t any other internal functionality to optimize the data file.

Some issues that affect QuickBooks performance:
⦁ Failure to update data files
⦁ Lost connection to the data file
⦁ The reinstall fails
⦁ Lack of licensing information

What does File Optimization do?
The File Optimization Service will copy all data into a new data file, remove unwanted temporary data, and audit trail data to bring down file size by 25-40%. This inevitably improves the performance and stability of the data file.
E-Tech’s QuickBooks Condense/Cleanup/Optimization Service will reduce the file size of your data file by cleaning out temporary and garbage data, and re-indexing the data file. This results in significant improvements in the speed and performance of the data file, while guaranteeing no loss of any transactional data.

The service includes:
⦁ Condensing/Shrinking your data file
⦁ Optimizing the speed and performance of your QuickBooks data file
⦁ Reducing file size
⦁ Preventing data corruption
⦁ Improving network performance

Besides removing the audit trail, the optimization routine also cleans-up a number of internal performance logs that are stored in your Company file. Then it runs ‘unload/reload’ in order to streamline the database. This process is similar to what is used in restoring a portable company file.

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