How to open a QBWin.log file?

jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
edited August 2019 in Other Reckon Products

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  • ZappyZappy Accredited Partner Posts: 4,694 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    You can open it in wordpad
  • Kevin BellKevin Bell Member Posts: 26
    edited March 2017
    Hi Jvuniwawa,
    You will also be able to open in Notepad, is there anything specific that you are looking for
    Regards
    Kevin
  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    Hi Kevin,I would like to open a file as we could not retrieve the last correct file that was used. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated
  • RavRav Administrator Posts: 10,906 Administrator
    edited March 2017
    KB article on this also here - 

    How to view the QBwin.log file

  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I retrieve and restore a QB file that was last used 3 days ago.

    How can I retrieve and restore a QB file that was last used 3 days ago.
  • Kevin BellKevin Bell Member Posts: 26
    edited March 2017
    Good Work Rav! 
    Jvuniwawa,
    A previously used Reckon file will be .qbw, you could try a search for *.qbw to retrieve all your Reckon accounts files. Any data file with this extension you will be able to open in Reckon. A backup file will be .qbb (backup) or .qbm (portable backup), these will need to be restored
    using the restore function with Reckon (file>open or restore a data file) i always save as a different file name so as not to replace an incorrect file
    Regards
    Kevin
  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    Hi Rav,apparently our PC crashed and we could not locate the QB file that was being used 3 days ago,as this was the last update done. 

  • Kevin BellKevin Bell Member Posts: 26
    edited March 2017
    Do you have a backup on an external device, usb, external hard drive, DVD??
  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    Hi Kevin,no a backup was not done

  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited August 2019
    Hi Rav,can this be used a QB file and to be opened like a normal QB File?

  • RavRav Administrator Posts: 10,906 Administrator
    edited March 2017
    Hi jvuniwawa,

    Do you mean to ask if a .qbb file can be opened as a normal .qbw file?

    If so, the answer is no. You need to restore it through the Reckon Accounts program itself in order to use it as a qbw file.

    But if not, can you clarify and give us a bit more info/explanation?

    Cheers
    Rav
  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    Hi Rav,how can we use a QBWin.log file as a normal qbw file or how can it be converted to one?

  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    Does WER file makes any sense?

  • RavRav Administrator Posts: 10,906 Administrator
    edited March 2017
    A QBWin.log file is a log file and posts the outcomes of verify and rebuilds, so it cannot be used as a qbw file.

    You need to restore the .qbb file through the Reckon Accounts program as Kevin has outlined above. Doing so, will create a new qbw file for you to use.
    I would also recommend Kevin's advice around giving the file a new name.

    I'm not sure what a WER file is sorry.
  • RavRav Administrator Posts: 10,906 Administrator
    edited March 2017
    There is a thread here which will step you through restoring a qbb file.

    How to restore a backup file (QBB) in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)
  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    So a QBW file cannot be converted to a QBB file?

  • ZappyZappy Accredited Partner Posts: 4,694 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    You can "convert" the qbw file to a qbb file by backing it up. The qbb file is a backup file 


    Kr
  • jvuniwawajvuniwawa Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2017
    Hi Kevin,how is this done? Please elaborate...thanks
  • RavRav Administrator Posts: 10,906 Administrator
    edited March 2017
    There is a thread outlining the backup process in steps here -

    How do I create a local backup or portable file in Reckon Accounts (Desktop/Hosted)
  • ZappyZappy Accredited Partner Posts: 4,694 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Rav nice save. 
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