How to open a QBWin.log file?

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Posted 3 years ago

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You can open it in wordpad
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Hi Jvuniwawa,
You will also be able to open in Notepad, is there anything specific that you are looking for
Regards
Kevin
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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
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KB article on this also here - 

How to view the QBwin.log file
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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.
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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
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Kevin
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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. 
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Do you have a backup on an external device, usb, external hard drive, DVD??
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Hi Kevin,no a backup was not done
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Hi Rav,can this be used a QB file and to be opened like a normal QB File?
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So a QBW file cannot be converted to a QBB file?
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You can "convert" the qbw file to a qbb file by backing it up. The qbb file is a backup file 


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Hi Kevin,how is this done? Please elaborate...thanks
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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)
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Rav nice save.