Augmenting QuickBooks' Efficiency and Potency with File Optimize Procedures


Kington, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/09/2021 -- QuickBooks data files larger than 500MB need to be optimized every 6 to 12 months to ensure they run at top performance. There is no internal functionality in QuickBooks to optimize the data file other than running a Condense.

What this does is copy all data into a new data file, remove unwanted temporary data, and audit trail data to bring down file size by 25 to 40 percent, resulting in improved performance and stability of the data file.

As a QuickBooks file size increases, transactions take longer to post into the data file. The Audit Trail in QuickBooks is one of the major sources contributing to QuickBooks company file size. In fact, in many files, the Audit Trail may be responsible for 30 percent or more of the total file size. For many QuickBooks users, condensing the file in this manner is a far better option than attempting to condense the file by removal of transactional or list data that they may need to reference on a regular basis.

Because QuickBooks makes a copy of the original file prior to performing the Audit Trail removal process, a 'historical file' would still be available that ties all of the transactional data to the audit history of each transaction.

One way to reduce the size of a QuickBooks data file is to create a Portable file and then restore the portable file. QuickBooks will optimize the file when it restores the portable file thereby reducing the file size by a small amount. A better way is to condense the data file by choosing a cut-off date to remove prior transactions. The QuickBooks condense has a built-in file shrink utility to reduce the file size after the Condense completes. Thirdly, a SuperCondense would shrink data to 50 to 80 percent of the original file size.

E-Tech offers an optimization service that helps condense and shrink the data file, optimize the speed and performance of the QuickBooks data file, reduce file size, prevent data corruption and improve network performance.

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About E-Tech
E-Tech is the leading service provider of QuickBooks File Repair, Data Recovery, QuickBooks Conversion and QuickBooks SDK programming in the UK and Ireland. In their 20 years plus of experience with Intuit QuickBooks, they have assisted over 1000 satisfied customers with their requirements. E-Tech UK covers US, UK, Canadian, Australian versions which include Reckon Accounts, and New Zealand versions of QuickBooks through PC and Mac platforms.

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