Ultimate Solutions To Easily Rectify The QuickBooks Data Missing After Update Issue

by Peter Johnson Payroll Customer Services
QuickBooks Data Missing After Update

Have you recently updated QuickBooks and are unable to find essential QB data? If yes, then you might be getting the QuickBooks Data Missing After Update error, which can arise due to data loss in the process. This issue can be tackled by recovering the missing data and accessing the company files in a correct manner. In this article, we will help you tackle the QuickBooks company file lost issue with the help of some easy methods. 

You can use the given solutions to address the data missing issue, and if you don’t want to resolve the issue on your own, you can call our QB experts at +1-855-948-3646 to get direct help with the error. 

Main Reasons & Common Causes for the QuickBooks Company File Not Found Error

If your QuickBooks Desktop company file is missing, you might be facing the following common reasons & scenarios –

  • The company file you are trying to access might have moved to another location, or the file folder has changed.
  • The file might have been deleted by accident, or the file might have been stored on an external server.
  • There are network connectivity issues while trying to access the QBW files, which is interrupting the process, leading to company file not found issues.
  • You are not using the correct method to open or locate the QBW company file in QB. 

Solutions to Effectively Dismiss Company Files Missing in QuickBooks Desktop Error

If you can’t find the QuickBooks company file, you can use the detailed steps given below to eliminate the issue once and for all –

Solution 1 – Check the Network Connectivity by Running the CMD Command from the Run Tab

You can fix the unable to locate QuickBooks company file error by running the CMD command and checking the network status.

  1. From the Run window, type CMD in the command box, and hit Enter to type ipconfig/all in the window.
  2. Note down the hostname and type ping [server name] to check the status of the data packets, and if there are issues, you need to consult an IT professional to fix them same. 

Solution 2 – Restore the QBW Backup Copy from the QuickBooks File Section

If your company file is missing or deleted, you can try restoring the backup copy from the file menu.

  1. Open QuickBooks go to the File tab to select the Open or Restore Company option and choose the Restore a Backup Copy option.
  2. Hit Next and select the Local Backup button, followed by hitting Next again and browsing your system to locate the QBW file backup.
  3. Lastly, select a folder to save the backup file, and once restored, rerun QuickBooks to check if you are able to run the company file functions correctly. 


If your QuickBooks Data Missing After Update, you can use the detailed methods given above to tackle the issue. In case these solutions are ineffective and you are unable to find the QBW file, you can get professional help with the issue from our support team by dialing +1-855-948-3646

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