Tips to Speed Up QuickBooks Performance

Tip No. 1 – Remove Unwanted Memorized Reports

There are several cases where we’ve seen that QuickBooks performance slow down if it contains a bulk of memorized reports. There are many users who have a habit of keeping lots of memorized reports over the years that is not required anymore.

So, you should get rid of those unwanted or un-required memorized reports that you don’t need anymore.We are not sure why this happens.

However, it seems that QuickBooks automatically pre-populates some of the information by itself in the memorized reports every time when you save the new transactions.

We’ve also seen that when a list of the memorized reports is removed or divided down, then the performance of the QuickBooks will increase significantly.

In order to delete unwanted memorized reports, you just need to click on Reports> Memorized Reports> then select Memorized Reports List. Now just right click on any of the unwanted reports and click on Delete Memorized Report.

Tip no. 2 – Turn-off the In-Built Search Indexing

This is the feature that comes to Turned-on by default and allows you to perform a quick search by using by pressing F3 on your keyboard.

But that quick search feature does not come for free – it will slow down the performance of other functions such as saving of the new transactions. This is actually a real issue that occurs with the very large files or to the 2013 version files.

In order to increase the performance, Turnoff the in-built search indexing in QuickBooks. Click on Edit> Preferences> Search> and then select Company Preferences. Now uncheck the Search Box or Search ‘Update Automatically’ Box (it depends on your version of QuickBooks).

Now rebuild your file and exit the application and then open it again. You will now notice that your QuickBooks is working faster than earlier.

Note: If the rebuild fails then your QuickBooks might get damaged or corrupt. In this case, you must follow Tip no. 4.

Tip No. 3 – Delete The TLG File

The TLG file is a transaction log file that QuickBooks creates and stores besides your main file automatically. TLG files are sometimes used in the recovery of the files if original files get deleted, but it does not mean that you require TLG files for QuickBooks to work in a correct manner. You can also delete it without worrying about any data loss.

We have seen most of the cases where TLG files are over 1GB and then it creates a problem and QuickBooks performance will slow down, particularly when you add the new transactions.

The easiest way to get rid of TLG files is to just create a verified backup of your files in QuickBooks. If you do this then the TLG files will get blank and it will start all over again.

Here follow the steps to create a verified backup:

Click on the File> Create Backup> Local Backup and then click on the Options button. You must make sure that you have select ‘Complete Verification’ and then complete the process of creating the backup.

Once the backup is created successfully, then the TLG files will be get reset to a blank file.

Note: You have to ensure that your automatic backup system is taking the backup of your TLG files rather than your QuickBooks (QBW) files if in case you want it later on. You can also manually take the backup of your TLG files and move it to another system.

Tip no. 4 – Avoid the Corruption

If your QuickBooks is corrupted then it can adversely affect the performance of QuickBooks and sometimes it might stop working or responding.

In this scenario, you can create a portable data file and then restore it.

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