How to perform a data file verification (Verify Data) in Reckon Accounts Business (Desktop)

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Datarec_ReckonLtd Reckon Staff Posts: 1,013 Reckon Staff
edited November 2023 in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)

As part of a data file maintenance routine, you may need to use the Verify Data function.

When you have a large data file, this process can take more than 10 minutes, in some situations it can take hours. Be prepared for this and do not initiate this process in the middle of your workday unless necessary.


1. Click on the menu sequence, File > Utilities > Verify data


2. Click the OK button when you this dialog window


3. As the verification process continues you will see the progress bar.

When a data file is large, you may see the dialog title change to "Working (Not Responding).

Do not close or cancel the process. If necessary, leave it overnight.


4. When the process is completed, you will either see that no errors are detected or that errors have been detected. With no errors detected, it would be a great time to create a backup of the data file.

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5. When errors are detected, you will need to perform additional tasks to investigate further and rebuild the data file.

Click the OK or Close button.



6. The errors which are detected will be listed in the QBWIN.log file. Locate the QBWIN.LOG file and view it to see what errors have been detected - How do I find the QBWIN.LOG (error log) in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)

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7. If there are errors detected we recommend you perform a Rebuild Data operation - DATA RECOVERY: How to perform a data file rebuild (Rebuild Data) in Reckon Accounts business range (Desktop)