How to use the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery tool?

How to use the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery tool?

QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery is an amazing and important tool that can help in backing up your data. That is a self explanatory thing which the name makes understandable. If there is any damage or corrupt file in your company file using this tool, you can fix this issue.

Here is what should be done for QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery?

QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery is a built-in feature of QuickBooks Desktop that is designed for quick recovery of lost or corrupted data from QuickBooks files

You can use ADR to recover your lost file. And here is how you can do it.

  • Restoring the last transactions using your transaction log file and then copy it to your company five.
  • Another way is to restore all the transactions except for the last few of them. But do not forget to copy your company file and transaction log file.

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Recover recent transactions with the help of .TLG and .QBW file

Another way for QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery is using the .TLG file as well as .QBW file. And this can be done for all the recent transactions also. Here is what you will have to do for that.


  • Open your desktop and create a new folder there on the Home Screen, named “QBTest.”
  • Next, navigate to the folder where you have saved your company files.
  • Go to the “product information” page and then open “no company open window.”
  • Search for the .TLG file in your company file folder. It will have the same name as your company file. 
  • Then you need to right click on it and then select the “show file extensions” option from there.
  • After this, you will simply have to copy the corresponding .TLG file of your company file. Then paste it to the “QBTest” folder you made on the desktop.
  • Open the folder of “QuickbooksAutoDataRecovery” which will be in the same location as the company file.
  • Then go to the “.QBW.adr” file and then paste it in the “QBTest Folder.”
  • By doing this, you will have a .QBW.adr as well as .TLG file in the QBTest Folder.
  • Go to this folder and right-click on the “.QBW.adr” file and then select the “rename” option from the list.
  • Next, you just have to delete the “.adr” extension from the end of the file name.
  • Now open your Quickbooks and then the company file you just saved on the desktop.
  • Verify the transactions using the registered account.
  • Next, choose “file”, then “utilities” and lastly, “verify data.”
  • Now, if things are okay till now, just move this company file to the original location. The location where you have the damaged files currently.


There are chances that you might not be able to follow this process completely. QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery is very important to be done and if you are facing an issue, let our experts help you with it. For that you can send us a query on the website. Which will directly be adhered to by our experts.

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