QuickBooks Clean Install Tool comes in handy when you have to repair the damaged QuickBooks Desktop Function. At times, your issue isn’t resolved by a simple re-installation. Therefore, to get rid of your data issue, you have to first Un-Install QuickBooks Desktop for Windows, Rename the installation files, and re-install the program. The process is termed as Clean Install of QuickBooks. You can utilize the tool at three instances to avail its maximum benefits:
First, when an error flashes on your screen when you try to open more than one company file.
Second, installation errors are displayed by QuickBooks.
When re-installing simple QuickBooks did work for you to eliminate the issue.
We hope the above has helped you learn when to use the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool to get effective results.
Step 1: Make sure a clean install is right for you
If you haven’t already, follow the steps to do a basic reinstall of QuickBooks Desktop. A basic reinstall usually does the trick, and you should always start there since it’s a simpler process.
If that doesn’t fix the issue, follow the steps below to clean install QuickBooks Desktop on each computer you’re having problems with. Remember, doing a clean install won’t affect your company data.
Step 2: Gather info and back up your data
Download a new install file for your version of QuickBooks. This way you're sure to get the latest updates for your version.
Have your license number handy. It should be on the original packaging or in the purchase confirmation email if you bought a digital version.
Write down your product year and version.
Tip: You can get all of this info from your account management portal.
If you haven’t already, back up your company file to save your work.
Step 3: Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop
Open the Windows Start Menu. Search for “Control Panel” and open Control Panel.
Select Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program.
Select the version of QuickBooks Desktop you're having problems with from the list of installed programs.
Select Uninstall/Change and follow the onscreen instructions. If you don’t see this option, sign out and sign back into Windows as an admin (or a user with admin rights).
Important: If you get an error message while uninstalling QuickBooks, stop troubleshooting. There may be something else going on with your computer and you should contact an IT professional or Microsoft for help.
Step 4: Download and install the QuickBooks Tools Hub
Important: This tool won’t work with QuickBooks 2020. You need to manually rename your folders.
The QuickBooks Tool Hub helps fix common errors. For the best experience, we recommend using Tool Hub on Windows 10, 64-bit.
We recommend you download the most recent version (126.96.36.199) of the QuickBooks Tool Hub. Save the file somewhere you can easily find it (like your Downloads folder or your Windows desktop). Note: If you've already installed Tool Hub before, you can find out which version you have. Select the Home tab. The version will be displayed on the bottom right or you can select About to view the version.
Open the file you downloaded (QuickBooksToolHub.exe).
Follow the on-screen steps to install and agree to the terms and conditions.
When the install finishes, double-click the icon on your Windows desktop to open the tool hub.
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