Resolve QuickBooks Error 248 with Effective Solutions

Resolve QuickBooks Error 248 with Effective Solutions

QuickBooks error 248 usually appears when a user tries to take a backup of company files in QuickBooks, and another situation that leads to the occurrence of the error  'while running payroll using QuickBooks application. When the error happens, the user starts getting error messages on the desktop stating, "QuickBooks/QB company file not found." The error can be rectified using multiple troubleshooting solutions, and some of them are discussed here, so continue reading to the end.

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Solutions to Eliminate QuickBooks Error Code 248 Permanently 

 Below, we have mentioned some of the most effective solutions that will help you eliminate this error permanently.

Solution 1: Use the QuickBooks Verify and Rebuild Utility to Rectify the Error 

QuickBooks Verify and Rebuild utility help find out the damage in the company file and then fix it to use it; follow these steps below. 

  • Locate to the File tab and then Utilities and lick on Verify Data; if you see:-"QuickBooks detected no problems with your data," you need not follow any other steps.
  • Navigate to the File tab, go to Utilities again, and tap on Rebuild Data, where a warning window will appear advising you to back up your company file; click OK
  • Before a rebuild, a company file backup is needed since the process may need to erase transactions or list entries to fix the File in rare situations. 
  • A backup of your company file verifies that you have a secure copy of your company file before making any modifications.
  • Select a location for your backup, click OK at the bottom of the QuickBooks Desktop Backup window, and if a message appears asking if you wish to replace a backup file, choose NO.
  •  In the File name field, type a new name and save it, and the Rebuild Data program launches as soon as the backup is complete.
  • Tap on OK when you see the message "Rebuild has completed," then run Verify data from File to Utilities and Verify Data.
  • If it finds any more damage, you would be needed to manually fix it. 
  • If you can't find your problem, try restoring a recent backup and select File, then Restore.

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Solution 2: Create a New Item Account 

You are needed to create a new item account if QuickBooks error 248 appears because of overpayment of payroll taxes or overpayment to an employee. 

  • Access your application, go to the List section, tap on the Payroll List option, and choose New Item.
  • Press the Customer setup option and on Next to process further.
  • You need to give the item you want to add to QuickBooks a name and select an account you think is right to link the item.
  • Choose None for the Tax Tracking Type option, click on Next twice, and hit Neither then Next.
  • Enter the amount that you Overpaid, and then click on Finish to complete the process.


QuickBooks Backup Error 248 is a quite common error that can be easily resolved. This article mentions the most effective solutions to rectify this error permanently, and if the error persists, you can reach us at +1-855-738-0359 to get help from our technical team


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