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Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to Repair JPEG Files After Recovery?

Do you like photography? If yes, then this blog is for you. It doesn’t matter you are a professional photographer or shutterbug because this blog is helpful for all users who want to secure their photographs.

A quote by Robert Frank -

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.

JPEG Image

We capture the photos by camera and called memories. I was travelling from Paris to Amsterdam with a photographer Jason and, he shared his few experiences related to corruption in photographs with me. Jason lost his photos and tried a recovery program to recover them. A recovery program can recover the deleted data, but there is no guarantee that all recovered data are same as before.

He recovered all the pictures but had some damaged or unreadable JPEG images. He repaired them by using a JPEG repair software. The software name is Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair so when I reached to my destination, then rethink about the issue that he shared with me. Fortunately, I got time to check the software. Before proceeding to the product information., let’s check the few symptoms of the corrupt photos:

Photos are not opening, and an unavailable preview is not the only sign of a photo corruption. You can also check the following:

  • Half or full grey lines over the photos
  • Different colour patterns on photo
  • The picture is separate into two parts etc.

So, these are the few symptoms of JPEG file corruption.

  • I downloaded and installed software on my system. After completion of installation process, the main interface of the software appeared.


  • You can see the Add File button in the middle. By this button, you can select the corrupt JPEG file. After clicking on this button, you can choose the corrupt photos. 


  • I selected some photographs for repairing. These photos are the list with lots of information like path, Size, Modified Date and, created date.


  • In the bottom, there are two buttons to add and remove the files. 


  • I clicked on the Repair button to start repairing process. 


  • In the left-hand site, there is a preview pane to see the preview of repaired photos.


  • To save the repaired file, I clicked on the save button, and dialog box appeared to register the tool


  • I clicked on Yes button and registered the tool successfully. 

I contact to Jason and also share my experience with him. In my case, the photos were present into the system. Jason said he had corrupted photos in pen drive and external hard disk. He copied the photographs from pen drive and external hard disk into the system then, repaired them.

Conclusion:

So this my experience with Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair software. I also shared the experience of a photographer (Jason) who has little bit different scenario. The important thing is output, and in both the cases, they were great. If you have any query regarding this blog then, post your comments in the comment section.   
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Monday, November 21, 2016

ThanksGiving Data Recovery & File repair Bundle for Windows User

Stellar Data Recovery is a leading data recovery company. It has more than 2 million customers across 190 countries. On this Thanksgiving; the company is offering a super saver bundle at discounted price. You will get eight products for the price of one. These are the award-winning products and very useful in recovering lost data.


List of the products on this super saver package are:
  • Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery ($49.99): This is one the best photo recovery software to recover lost or deleted photos, audios, videos, and other multimedia files. With a user-friendly GUI and advanced features, this software facilitates digital media recovery from even corrupt or formatted hard drives, USB drives, digital cameras, memory cards, and other external storage media devices. 
  • Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair ($39.99): This software can repair corrupt JPEG/JPG file in few simple steps. It supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP. Its user-friendly interface makes the repairing process easy and simple. 
  • Stellar Phoenix Video Repair ($69.99): This is the most powerful tool to repair corrupt video files. It supports multiple video file formats like WMV, ASF, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3G2, 3GP and compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, XP & Vista.
  • Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery for iPhone ($49.99): It recovers deleted iMessage, iCloud backup files, lost call history, deleted contacts, deleted notes and, safari bookmarks, etc. It works on iPhone 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s and, 4.
  • Stellar Phoenix Repair for PDF ($49.99): It repairs corrupt PDF file created in Adobe1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7. The Very simple procedure makes this tool user-friendly and error-free. The software is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. 
  • Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair ($49.99): Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair repairs corrupt MS Excel files of MS Excel 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000. This powerful software is compatible with 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP. The best part of this software; it doesn’t alter or modify and records of an original file. 
  • Stellar Phoenix PDF to Image Converter ($29): PDF to Image converter tool is also the part of this bundle which convert PDF file in JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF & TIFF format. The software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and, XP. You can find the file from the particular drive or folder and convert it very easily. 
  • Stellar Phoenix Audio Video Converter ($24.99): Stellar Audio Video Converter software can do audio to audio conversion, video to video conversion and video to MP3 conversion. 

Conclusion: Stellar Data Recovery is the trusted name in the field of data recovery industries. It might be possible that you do not need this data recovery and file repair bundle for Windows nowadays but I am sure you will need it in coming future because storage media are prone to corruption, who knows when your favourite drive fail and you may lose your valuable data. So I suggest to you bought this bundle for future. It is the right time to have it. I may be wrong but 2 million users could not be wrong.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

How to Troubleshoot Damaged QuickBooks Data

QuickBooks is an accounting software. In other words, you can say it is a money management software that uses the file of .qbw file extension to store data. This blog outlines the solution to repair damaged QuickBooks data file. With the help of these troubleshooting steps you will be able to fix the problem.

  • Restore from the backup: Yes, your backup can be superhero here and restore your data. If you have clean and updated backup then it is the time to use it. 

Note: Make sure your backup is latest otherwise you will lose the recent change or update of your data.

  • By creating new company file: You can replace your old company file with the new one. You can export the information such as; customer, vendors, account chart, etc. into newly created file. This method will help to avoid the future problem and improves the performance.

Read these points related to troubleshooting

  1. Open the computer where actual company data file is stored
  2. Do not perform rebuild action over the network. Run the Rebuild utility on the same computer where company data file is saved. It will protect the data from further damage
  3. Do not try to abort or cancel Rebuild utility 
  4. Work in single user mode. To change the user mode, go to File menu, choose Switch to Single-User mode
  5. Create backup of company file and login to company file as Admin

Re-sort the lists

QuickBooks stores the important data in the form of lists and every particular customer or employee has an entry in the list. Here are the steps to re-sort the list:

  • In Banking Menu:
    • Go to Banking->Write Checks
    • Click on Pay to the order field and press CTRL+L to open the Master Names list
    • Select Include Inactive checkbox
    • Click the Name (drop-down) and select Re-sort List option
    • Click OK
  • If you do not have Banking permission:
    • Go to Edit->Find
    • Click on Advanced tab
    • Select Name in filter box
    • Click in Name field and press CTRL+L
    • Select Include Inactive checkbox. Note: If there are no inactive names it will be grayed out.
    • Click the Name (drop-down) and select Re-sort List option
    • Click OK

Run the Rebuild Data Utility

Rebuild utility can repair the list and transaction in the company file. To execute the Rebuild utility, follow these steps:

  1. Go to File->Utilities->Rebuild Data
  2. You will get the completion message of Rebuild Data process. Click OK
  3. Run the Verify Data to check the persisting data damage.



Use QBWIN.log file

The log can be very helpful to resolve data loss issue. Here is the detailed instruction to perform this:

  • Open the QBWIN.log file
  • Find the BEGIN VERIFY by using CTRL+F and find the last entry. It will help to find most recent entry
  • Find LVL_ERROR and copy and paste it into help search
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Run Verify Data to check the existing data damage


Use Stellar Phoenix Recovery for QuickBooks software

This software is the alternative of all QuickBooks data file repairing options. Simply download this QuickBooks file repair tool and repair corrupt qbw file. Only three simple steps: Select, Scan and, Repair can fix any QuickBooks data file corruption.

So, choose the appropriate option to troubleshoot the damaged QuickBooks data. If you have more options which will suit for this situation the share with me. 
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Three Most Common Excel Issues and their Solutions

Summary: In this article, I will discuss three MS Excel errors and their solutions by the smart way. These are very simple tips that explain how a user can leverage Excel problems.

MS Excel is a useful application for the home user as well as the business user. It plays an important role differently on different sectors. A school teacher can use it to maintain student records where a data analyst can use the function and formulas to find the appropriate output. Three common errors that I will describe in this blog are:
  • Excel file is corrupted and cannot be opened
  • Microsoft Excel is not responding
  • Unable to save Excel file (User issue)
These errors can occur in MS Excel 2016, 2013,2010, 2007, etc. Let’s discuss them.
  • Excel file is corrupted and cannot be opened
This error message also Occurs in so many Excel version including MS Excel 2016. Users complain that when they update their MS Office (example: from 2007 to 2010) then got this error. User can fix this error by following ways
  1. Change the protected view setting: When a user upgrades the MS office then, changes in protected view setting has occurred by default. User need to change the setting back to solve this problem and to do so:
    1. Go to File-> Options.
    2. In Excel Options window, Choose Trust Center option.
    3. Click on Trust Center Setting button.
    4. Now select the Protected View option. Uncheck all the options and click OK.
  1. Change the component service setting: Follow the steps
    1. Open run command prompt (Press Windows + R) and type dcomcnfg and click OK.
    1. Now, a user can see three portions. Double click on computer folder which is located in the middle section. In My Computer logo, click right and select Properties.
    2. Go to Default Properties tab; tick marks the Enable Distributed COM on this computer. Set the Default Authentication level as Connect and Default Impersonation Level as Identify. Click OK. See the image below
  • Microsoft Excel is not responding error
This error message is also very frustrating for MS Excel User. Suddenly, Excel works slow and show the not responding message. User can solve the error by following methods:
  1. Change default printer: The question must be, how can change in default printer setting fix this problem? When a user opens the MS Excel file then, application tries to communicate with the printer to figure out the margins supported by default printer. Excel crashes when communication fails. Change the default printer by following steps:
    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. In Hardware and Sound section, click on View devices and printers.
    1. Choose the printer, right-click on it and select Set as default printer option. For example, right click on “Microsoft XPS Document Writer” and make it default printer.
  1. Excel in safe mode: Add-ins became disabled in safe mode. Press Windows+R key to open command prompt. Type Excel.exe /safe to open excel file in safe mode. After opening in safe mode follow these steps:
    1. Go to File tab-> Options.
    2. Select Add-ins.
    3. Select COM Add-ins and click on GO button.
    1. Uncheck them and click on OK button.
  1. Repair MS Office: Repairing MS Office is more solution for this error. Only follow these steps:
    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. In Programs section, click on Uninstall a program link.
    3. Select the Office program the list, right-click on it and select change option.
    4. Select the radio button for Repair option and press Continue.

  • Unable to save excel file: There are several reasons behind this error like; user right, drive space issue, lost connection, confliction with an anti-virus program, shared Excel file, path limitation and, Excel file template with embedded objects, etc. Methods to fix this problem are:
    1. Save the file by new name: try this
      • Open Excel file.
      • Select Save As option.
      • Save the file by using a unique name.
      • Open the new file.
    2. Save the file in HTML format: Repeat the three steps of the above solution but, select file type as Web Page. By this method, a user can retrieve the data of the file.
    3. Change the file location: Change the file location and open it from the new location.

One common solution these three problems

There is a common solution to fix these errors. Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair is a third party Excel Repair software. It can fix these errors in a secure manner. The user can try the free demonstration of this tool.

The bottom line: I described the standard solutions of these three most common Microsoft Excel errors. At last a tool for the same. I hope the user can fix them by using these methods and they won’t be a nightmare. Comments and suggestions are accepted.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

How to Fix MS Word Unreadable Content Error?

I read a question on a forum. A user has a word document with some unreadable content. He shared his document on google drive and given that link on the question. I downloaded that document and tried to check it. I opened the document and got the following error message:


I read out the details section and click on the OK button. Again I got an error message from Microsoft Word “Word found unreadable content in Your_filename. Do you want to recover the contents of this document? If you trust the source of this document, click Yes”. 


I clicked on Yes button to open the file. 
The Word document has 20 pages and 90% content was in the readable form. Some mathematical equations were in unreadable form and to repair them I perform the following methods:
  • Open file using Zoho Writer: Zoho writer is fully featured word processing program on the cloud. I logged in from Google drive account and tried to open that shared file using Zoho writer and click Continue button for further process. I clicked on Download button but it didn’t download the file. So it didn’t work for me and I moved for the next option.
  • Open file using Lumin PDF: This option is also available on Google drive. I opened the document using Lumin PDF. After completion of the loading process, I saw the file in PDF format. All unreadable contents were readable so I downloaded the file. After that, I converted the PDF file into a Word Document and sent it to the user. 
Important Note: It would be possible that Lumin PDF will not load the document in one attempt so, try to open the file 2 or 3 times. 

More about MS Word unreadable content error 
If Word document is damaged, then you may get the unreadable content error message on your screen. There are so symptoms of damaged document:
  1. It hangs or freezes
  2. Closed automatically
  3. Doesn’t saves the document
  4. Showing not responding error message
  5. The user becomes unable to open it etc.
More solutions to fix the error
  1. Open and Repair:  Try open and repair option first to repair this error. Go to File, click on open, select the damaged file and select Open and Repair option.
  2. Change the document format: Try to change the format of a word document to Rich Text Format (.rtf). If you have only text in the document, then you could also try the Plain Text (.txt) format.
  3. Check the Add-Ins setting: COM Add-ins may be the reason of this problem so check these Add-Ins. Go to File->Options->Add-Ins->Com Add-Ins and click OK. Now delete them and try to open your document.
  4. Open in safe mode: Try to pen MS Word in safe mode. To open the document in safe mode, hold the CTRL key and open your MS Word document. 
  5. Third-Party Tool: A third party tool like Stellar Phoenix Word Repair is one of the best and safe technique to fix corruption of a Word document. Download and install the software and select the damaged file to repair. 
Conclusion: Always take a secure step to repair the document and, take a backup of it. I have discussed some possible solution with you and, if you have any quick tips or methods to fix the error then share with me. I will include it if find it feasible for the user. 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to fix MS Excel blank worksheet issue?

Blank Excel file problem is a very irritating situation. In this case, you will be unable to see the content of the file. Here, I am going to share some solutions to fix this issue.

Before proceeding any methods, try Open and Repair option to fix the issue. when open and repair option not works then, try these options:
  • Copy the file from one location to another location and try to open it. 
  • Rename the file or change the file extension. 
If you are not able to fix the issue by these solutions, then try them:
  1. Ignore Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE): Some applications can interrupt MS Excel to open the worksheet or Excel shows blank worksheet. With DDE option, Excel can share the information with other applications. 
To stop this process, go to File->Options->Advanced. Check the General section and check the “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)” and click OK to save the setting.

  1. Check Add-Ins Setting: Turn-off the COM Add-Ins of Excel program.
    1. Open MS Excel
    2. Go to File->Options
    3. Select Add-ins option and, choose COM Add-Ins
    4. Click on Go button
    5. Uncheck them and click OK.

  1. Check File Association: Reset the Excel file association to check the system performance. To do this, follow these steps:
    • For Windows 8
      1. Go to Control Panel
      2. Click on default program->set your default program
      3. Click on Excel, then select choose default for this program
      4. A set program association screen will appear, choose Select All and click on Save.
    • For Windows 7
      1. Open Control Panel and go to Default Programs
      2. Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program
      3. Choose Microsoft Excel Worksheet and the change program
      4. Recommended Program->Microsoft Excel
  2. Repair Office: One solution to fix this issue is, repairing of MS Office program. You can easily do this by following these steps:
    1. Open Control Panel
    2. Click on uninstall the program
    3. Select MS Office from the list
    4. Right click on it and select Change option
    5. Now choose the Repair option and click on Continue button.
  1. Disable Hardware Acceleration: Sometimes, a display issue is also occurred by the hardware graphics acceleration. The symptoms of this interruption are: blurry Office program, Screen flashes, the document not displayed well, Program crashes, reduction in program performance etc. To disable the hardware graphic acceleration in MS Excel, follow these steps:
    1. Go to File->Options->Advanced
    2. Under Display section, “Disable hardware graphic acceleration” option is available. Check the option click on the OK button.

If above options won’t work then, you can give a chance to Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair tool. It is a third-party tool which is able to repair all types of Excel file error.

Conclusion: This blog described the five solutions to fix the blank Excel file issue. It is also possible that, the issue is fixed by either one method or more than one. Close the background process and delete the unwanted Add-Ins from the list for the fast and efficient working of MS Excel.   
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Simple Tips to Fix Bookmark Not Defined Error

Bookmark not define error occurs in the large size word document. The main reason of this error is broken link to into the bookmark. It is also related to TOC (Table of Content) and some user complaint this error during updating of TOC. The complete error message is:

Error! Bookmark Not Defined.” or “Error! Reference source not found.

Important Tip: If you get the same error then press Ctrl+Z to undo action. It works instantly on the document but not worked when you perform any other operations and save the document.

Let’s see some reliable solution to fix it!

Solution 1:

If you are trying to merge the content into a new document, then unlink them before doing it. This process converts TOC field to actual text and tries to prevent it from any update. If you want to update the TOC, you must reinsert it.

Steps to unlink the table of contents:

  1. Place insertion point within the table of contents.
  2. Press ctrl+shift+f9 (for Windows), or the command key+shift+f9 (for Macintosh).

Solution 2:

Open MS word and go to File option. Now click on Options. Select Advanced and check Show bookmarks option under Show document content category and click OK.



After selection this option, you will be able to see the bookmark of the entire document. For a block of text, it looks like a square bracket.

Solution 3:

If you are not in the hurry, then write down the complete text then insert a table of content after merging to the new document. You can also reinstate missing bookmarks as well as the earlier displayed result.

Solution 4:

A third-party tool can be very useful if, the above solutions don’t work. Stellar Phoenix Word Repair software is a very secure way to fix Bookmark not defined error. It supports MS Word 2013 version to 2000 version and compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000 and, NT4(SP6).

The repairing process is very simple with this DIY software. Download Stellar Phoenix Word Repair then select the corrupt document and repair it.

Note: Demo version is also available for this software and tries its demo version first before buying the software.

Conclusion: Fix the error with the help of these solutions and always try any repairing process on a copy of the actual document. If you have any question and suggestion related to this error, then share with me.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

5 Powerful Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Error 6177

Error 6177 occurs when QuickBooks software does not recognise the path to open the company file. This is the primary reason but, other reasons can also be cause for this error. Let’s discuss some important solution to fix this error.

Solution 1: Move your company file to hard-drive


  • Change the location of your company file from a server or any other drive to C drive.
  • Now open the file from there.
  • Create a portable file and save the company file in local drive.
  • Close the company file.
  • Now, restore your portable file from C drive and save to server.
  • Select company file and open it from server. 5-powerful-solutions-to-fix-quickbook

Solution 2: Update the QuickBooks version


  • Visit the product page of QuickBooks and update with the latest release.
  • Always update all the updates: manual & automatic to protect the QuickBooks from unwanted error.

Solution 3: Manually Fix

Follow these steps to manually fix the QuickBooks error 6177

  • Open the folder that contains company file and search the Network Descriptor file. It looks like that: YourCompanyFileName.QBW.ND
  • Right click on ND file and select the Delete option.
  • Now Configure QuickBooks Database manager.
  • Now click on Windows button > programs> QuickBooks>QuickBooks Database Server Manager. If you are using Windows 8 OS then, Press the Windows key and type QuickBooks database manager and select it.
  • Click on Add Folder button.


  •  Now find a folder with QuickBooks file and Click OK.
  • Click on Scan and see on QuickBooks Company Files Found list. It shows all the hosting file.


  • Click on close option after completion of scanning.

Solution 4: Check Company file access permission in Windows OS


  • Right click on the folder which contains the company file and select Properties.
  • Go to Security tab and then click on Advanced tab.
  • Click on QBDataServiceUser… which depends on your QuickBooks version and click Edit.
  • Verify these attributes:
    • Traverse Folder
    • List Folder
    • Read Attributes
    • Read Extended Attributes
    • Create Files
    • Create Folders
    • Write Attributes
    • Write Extended Attributes
    • Read Permissions

Solution 5: Stellar Phoenix Recovery for QuickBooks® Software

It is a third party QuickBooks file recovery software. Follow these steps:

  • Download the software and install on your system.
  • After installation process completed; open it.
  • Select the corrupt QBW file and click on Scan File button.
  • After complete scanning, you will be able to see the preview of file information.
  • Mention the QuickBooks version & path to save the repaired file.

Conclusion: QuickBooks error 6177 does not occurs frequently but when it occurs; prevent you to open your company file. So always have updated backup of file to avoid data loss. I have mentioned top 5 solutions for this error; if you know any other then I am happy to hear from you guys!
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Miracle of IFERROR Function in MS Excel

In this blog, I am going to share my knowledge on iferror() function. Let’s take an example to understand in a better way.

iferror() Function

It is one of the most useful logical function of MS Excel which worked on logical values (True and false). It checks the initial expression and returns an error or we can say returns the second argument. It comes under top 10 formulas of MS Excel. This function is not available on earlier versions of MS Excel 2007. The basic syntax of this function is:

IFERROR(value, “value_if_error”)

Where:

  • value: Expression for testing.
  • Value_if_error: Error value returned by the function. It evaluated the following error types: #N/A, #VALUE!, #REF!, #DIV/0!, #NUM!, #NAME?, or #NULL!.

Important Notes:

  1. For empty value, it will be an empty string (“”) not an error.
  2. If user won’t write any message in value_if_error string (“”) then, no error message will be displayed.

We have numbers here, Numerators and Denominators. In the last row, we have total sum of these numbers.


 
78 is the sum of 5+15+22+36 i.e. auto sum function doesn’t add any value for characters. When you will apply the formula “a/b” in column 3 then, the result will be like this:



You can see two errors in column 3. One is #Div/0! And other is #value!

The sum is also showing the error because sum function cannot add these errors. It is a small data but, think about the large data. It is very tough to find the error in a large amount of data and not possible to fix the problem manually. In this case, IFERROR function can be very important.

Now, I will perform the same operation with iferror function: iferror(B5/C5, “”) and press enter. You can write the error message in the quote (“”) sign or leave it blank.


 
I leave it blank and get the above output. With the help of iferror function, it is easy to value related errors in MS Excel.

Sometimes, functions don’t work in MS Excel due to many reasons like registry problem, corruption in MS Excel file etc. Registry is a huge database where most of the system errors come from. So, you should clean the corrupt registry on a daily basis.

If there is a corruption in MS Excel file, then you can use open and repair option or a reliable third-party tool to fix the corruption.

Conclusion: I described the use of iferror() function with appropriate example. So use this function to test the error and replace it with the meaningful result. Share your thoughts on this post via your valuable comments. 
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

5 Common QuickBooks Errors & Solutions

QuickBooks are used by several businesses, but most of them cannot use the program correctly. You might have lost some of your valuable data due to some errors in the QuickBooks. You need not fret! In this blog, we will discuss about the 5 most common QuickBooks errors and their solutions.

You might have encountered different QuickBooks errors that has affected the information you had saved on the QuickBooks file. In this post we will be discussing the common errors and how to resolve them. Here are the 5 common QuickBooks errors:

  1. QuickBooks Error 1306
  2. QuickBooks Error: -6144, -301
  3. QuickBooks Error 1606
  4. QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303, and H505
  5. Income Account: The specified Account does not exist in the list

Let us discuss the errors and their solutions in detail –

  • QuickBooks Error 1306

You might have noticed that when you tried to install any update for QuickBooks, an error 1306 is displayed on the screen, which reads - Another application has exclusive access to [filename].

This error is common and appears when another process of the program is still running on the background.  Even if you have closed the QuickBooks program, certain parts of the program process continues to run and is visible in Windows Task Manager window. This error may also occur because of a damaged installation of the program.

How to fix it?
Even before you try to fix the error that has appeared on the screen while attempting to install program updates, you must close all the processes of the QuickBooks. And, in case the error occurs because of a damaged installation, you must get the program repaired. To repair, here are the steps that needs to be followed –

  1. Close the QuickBooks program 
  2. Reboot.bat. file
  3. Restart the computer and the QuickBooks program
  4. In case this error still appears, try and repair the existing installation
  5. If the error still persists, uninstall the program

Note:  If the problem persist after following these steps, contact an expert.

  • QuickBooks Error: -6144, -301

Sometimes when you are trying to access the QuickBooks company file, an Error 6144, -301 occurs. This error is an indication that the company files is corrupt. In order to fix it, you will have to restore the most recent backup. If you are still unsure or unable to do it, get in touch with a data service team or even use a third part tool.

  • QuickBooks Error 1606:

While trying to install QuickBooks, you might have seen this error message on the screen. There isn’t anything to whine when you see this error message. It is essential for you to know that such error messages appear when the Windows user account is corrupt or the listed network location on the error is not available.

How to fix it?
To resolve this problem, you can install the program through the Admin user account.  Or else you can follow the steps mentioned below –

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Sign-in to the computer using the Windows admin username and password
  3. Try installing the program through the admin account 
    • Use selective start-up mode to restart the computer. Reinstall the QuickBooks program
Note: Choose the appropriate option from above list.

  • QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303, and H505:

When you are trying to open QuickBooks company file in the multi-user mode, you might have encountered Error H101, H202, H303, and H505. This error often appears when you either try to work with a file located in another computer, and the copy that you are trying to open isn’t able to reach the server on that computer. Or, when you try to access the file on another computer that requires additional setup and installations.  To fix this error, you need to turn off the hosting on all the machines and turn it on a single machine.

How to fix it?
In order to fix it, you will have to turn on the hosting for a single computer and turn it off for the rest. After that follow the below mentioned steps -

  1. Open the program and go to File > Utilities
  2. If the Host Multi-User Access option appears in the list, this means that this computer is not hosting the company file and you can move on to the next computer
  3. If Stop Hosting Multi-User Access appears, select it and click on the Yes tab for confirmation
  4. Restart the computer and repeat the same process in rest of the computers
  5. After completion of this process, turn on the hosting on the computer that is assigned as the server


  • Income Account: The specified Account does not exist in the list:

When you are importing an item in QuickBooks, you must have come across this error message that appears in the CSV error log. This error message means that the income account that you have selected on an item has not still been created in QuickBooks. How to fix:

You can resolve it by adding that particular account to the chart of accounts and import again.
 Click on Chart of Accounts.

  1. Go to Account->New.
  2. Select Income and click on Continue button.
  3. Now fill the details for new account and click Save & Close option.

Conclusion: These are the 5 common QuickBooks errors and their solutions. It is essential to know the exact reason of the errors so that you can  fix  them. Hope you have found this blog helpful . Keep reading and share your thoughts on this blog by leaving a comment below.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Nailed the Excel file error: data may have been lost

Sometimes it is difficult to fix few MS Excel file related errors and file error: data may have been lost is one of them. Generally, this error occurs due to compatibility issue or corruption in MS Excel file. You should not ignore this error message because it can compel you into a severe data loss. Let’s see some possible solutions to fix this error:

  • Open Excel file in safe mode: We have two options to open MS Excel in safe mode.
      • Using Command: To open excel file in safe mode, press Windows key + R, and type following command and press enter: Excel.exe /s. Note: There is a space between Excel.exe and /s. Next, open the file in safe mode.
      • Manual: Go to Options->Add-Ins. In Manage option, click on Disable Items and click on Go button. After pressing Go button, the items will be listed in the disabled item list. You can enable them so it will help to reopen the Excel file.
    • Rename the File: Rename the excel file and try to open it once again. If the problem still persists, then change the file extension (Example: xls to xlsx) of the file.To check file compatibility, go to File then click Info. Click on Convert option in Compatibility Mode. This option will change the file according to your MS office version. 
    • Open the file in Same Version: Try to open the file in the version it was created.
    • Open and Repair: It is the best option to repair a corrupt excel file. To use this option, follow these steps:
      • Open MS Excel.
      • Go to Open, and select the file which you want to repair.
      • There is an arrow next to the open button, click on it and select Open and Repair option.
      • Click the Repair option.
      • Save the Workbook as Web Page: It is the best option for recovering the text of excel file.
        • Open Excel file.
        • Go to Save As option.
        • Select as Web Page from the list.
        • Click Save then Yes.
      • Third Party tool: If you tried all these solutions but your file still shows the same error, then Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair might be your last stop. It repairs corrupt .XLS and .XLSX file. Download this software from here and install on your machine. You can also see the preview of your corrupt data before saving it.
      These are the possible solutions for fixing “data may have been lost” error. Do not ignore this error message because it could be unhealthy for your MS Excel data. If you have any other solution for this error, then share with me. 
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      Wednesday, April 27, 2016

      Fixing QuickBooks Error 6000, 816

      While working with QuickBooks, a user may encounter error 6000, 816 on their screen, owing to which they will not be able to access the QuickBooks company file. In this article, you will learn the reasons for this error code and how you can fix it. So let’s begin identifying the reasons first as this will help troubleshoot the error code.

      What are the possible Reasons for Error 6000, 816?

      QuickBooks generates this error message when it is unable to open the QuickBooks company file. It can happen due to several reasons such as:

      • Specified company file is already in use by another user.
      • File might be corrupt or damaged.
      • Specified file is not supported.
      • Third-party application.

      (-6000,-816): QuickBooks is unable to open the file because the file is in use by another person or damaged or not supported.

      Troubleshooting Methods for Error 6000, 816: There are several troubleshooting methods available to fix the error, though it largely depends on the root cause.

      • Close QuickBooks using Task Manager: Try to open ‘Task Manager’ by pressing “Alt+Ctrl+Delete” from the keyboard simultaneously. Now click on the processes tab and look for any qbw process is open or not. If any process is open, then stop it and try to open your company file.
      • Restart Your Machine: If the task manager shows ‘no any. qbw process is running,’ then try to restart your machine. Sometimes, restarting the machine is the best step for any kind of QuickBooks error messages. 
      • Repair File using File Doctor: Intuit offers the ‘File Doctor’ tool to repair corrupt company data file. It is available in QuickBooks 2014 R2 and all later versions. Some of the features of this tool are:
        • Works on QuickBooks US, UK, and CA versions.
        • Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and server 2003 to 2012.
        • Supports .qbw and .qba files.
        • QuickBooks does not require repairing the corrupt file.
      Remember! You can’t repair a corrupt company file greater than 2 GB using File Doctor tool.
      • 3rd party Software: If your QuickBooks company data file is greater than 2 GB in size or is using other version of QuickBooks then you can opt for the Stellar Phoenix Recovery for QuickBooks Software which can repair all versions of corrupt QuickBooks files and supports several versions of QuickBooks (US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, and South Africa).
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      Wednesday, March 23, 2016

      How to fix QuickBooks Error -6190, -816 like an expert

      Users may get the different errors while working on the QuickBooks and one of the most common error is -6190, -816. Here I am going to describe the reasons for this error and possible solutions to fix it.

      • Mismatch between the .qbw file and .tlg file.
      • Another user is logged in single user mode.
      • Data corruption in QuickBooks data file.

      These are the few reasons which can be responsible for this error. To fix this issue, check the following solutions:

      Solution 1: Mismatch .tlg file
      • Check the name of .tlg file. Its name should be the same as company data file.
      • If it is not same as company file then, right click on the .tlg file and rename it.
      Solution 2: Another user logged in
      • Ensure that, all users have been logged out.
      • Restart the computer.
      • Copy your data file into local drive then copy it back to its original location.
      • Now open the file in QuickBooks.
      Solution 3: Data Corruption

      If the corruption is in the data file (.qbw) then you can use QuickBooks Repair software. Stellar Phoenix Recovery for QuickBooks® Software is the single software which repairs the corrupt .qbw files. It supports the .qbw file created in 2015 to 2007.

      Conclusion: So these are common reasons of QuickBooks Error -6190, -816 and solutions. I hope it will help you to fix it. Keep reading and share your thoughts on the same. 
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      Tuesday, March 8, 2016

      Different JPEG errors and their solutions

      JPEG is very famous native media format and it is used by the people of different fields like designers, photographer and, students etc. It is a well-known format so no needs to introduce it. I had few photos in JPEG format and few of them were looking messy when I opened them. Well, being as an IT professional, I love to find and execute new ideas so I read about the common errors of JPEG and write this blog for you.

      JPEG error #53 

      This Error may occur by the following reasons:

      • Due to insufficient memory on the disk.
      • Availability of bad sectors.
      • Damaged file header.
      • Improper SD card removal from the device which has JPEG images.
      • When a user clicks the picture and battery is low.

      Solution: Try to open the file in Paint or Photoshop and resave it. It may fix the error.

      JPEG error #42

      Generally, this error occurs due to the size of the file or when a user saves the file at 100% quality.

      Solution: Save the file in less than 100%. Some points of quality are given below:

      • Low – 10%
      • Medium – 30%
      • High – 60%
      • Very High – 80%
      • Maximum – 100%

      Note: In adobe Photoshop, the 60% image quality is considered as the high quality. So always try to avoid maximum quality (100%).

      Broken JPEG file header

      This is an issue which I want to share with you. File header contents important information about the file. It occurs when one bit or more than one bit misplace from its right place.

      Solution: Open the file in hex editor and fix the error. If you are unable to do this then try a best JPEG recovery tool to fix this issue.

      Error code 0x8000000a

      The main reason for this error code is the damaged Windows system files. It can be a real threat to your system.

      Solution: Manual Solution of this error

      • Log on as an administrator. 
      • Click the Start button and go to select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click on the System Restore. 
      • In the new window, select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" option and click Next
      • Select most recent system restores point from the "On this list, click a restore point" list, and click on the Next.
      • Click Next on the confirmation window. 
      • Restarts the computer when the restoration is finished. 

      One tool for all Errors

      If you are unable to fix the errors or other jpeg issues then, you can try Stellar Phoenix JPEG Repair software to get back your JPEG/JPG files. It is specially developed to fix the corruption in these files. Now, the question is How to repair JPG or JPEG files from this tool? The answer is:


      • Select the corrupt file.

      • Click on the Repair button.

      The three step process will repair the files successfully.


      Final Words: We have seen few JPEG errors and their solutions and I hope these solutions will help you to solve the errors. If you have the other options to fix them share with me and I will appreciate your interest. 


      Author Bio: Kyle Morris is a mother of two beautiful daughters and working in an IT industry for over 23 years of experience in Web Designing. She is the fan of new technologies. In spare time, she loves to write blogs.
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      Tuesday, March 1, 2016

      A conversation on repairing a Corrupt Excel File

      I attended a tech seminar a few months ago and stop by a conversation that had stuck with me through the months. The conversation was going between two tech guys; you can call them Excel expert and Mark. Mark is my good friend; he is a tech blogger who loves to play with technology, gadgets, and participates in all tech seminars organized in the city. Here I am sharing those conversations with all of you.

      Seminar organizer was introducing the entire guest with all of us. Most of people silently concentrated and listening the organizer while Mark and Excel expert were busy in conversation. I can’t ignore that conversation because I was seated next to the Mark. Initially I thought they were disturbing me but I was wrong. They were talking about Excel file corruption.

      Mark: My Excel file is corrupt, when I try to open the file got error message. File is very important for me because it has a lot of contact details of my friend. I am updating this file from last six years without any problem. I don’t want to lose my friend’s details. Can you please help me in opening my file?

      ExcelExpert: Yes mark; definitely I will try my best to help you. Can you please tell me, what is the current version of your MS Excel and file Excel version?

      Mark: I am currently using MS Excel 2007 and file is created using same version.

      ExcelExpert: Ok, so there is no any compatibility issue with the file. Mark; have you tried to repair your file?

      Mark: No, what is this? I don’t know about this. Can you please tell me more about this?

      Here I was more concentrated on their conversation because I too don’t know anything about repairing a corrupt Excel file. I just had forgotten that I had seated in a seminar and listening their word by word conversation.

      Excel Expert: Microsoft offers an Open & Repair command to repair corrupt or damaged Excel file. It is very effective in repairing low level of corruption. You can try your luck with it. If it fails then I know a tool (Stellar Phoenix Excel Repair) that can repair your file but it is a paid software and you have to pay $39 to save the repaired file.

      Mark: Ok, thanks a lot for help. I will try your suggestions after the seminar.

      If you have a corrupt Excel file and don’t know about Open & Repair then I have described it for you.

      • Open Microsoft Excel and click on the ‘File’ tab.
      • Now click on the ‘Open’ and select your corrupt file.
      • There is an arrow (↓) next to the open button. Click on it and choose ‘Open & Repair’.
      • A pop-up will be appear that offers three options: Repair, Extract Data, & Cancel.
      • Click on ‘Repair’ button to repair the file.

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      Sunday, February 28, 2016

      A Useful Program for Windows Backup files Recovery

      Windows backup file exists in the three file formats (BKF, ZIP and VHDX) and these formats depend on the version of operating system. In Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, backup file is created in VHDX format. The ZIP file is created in Windows 8/7/Vista and BKF file is created in Windows 2003/2000 and XP. Backup files are the best way to get the data back but what will happen when your backup file got corrupted? To know the answer just stays on the blog and I will tell you the solution to repair the backup files.

      There are so many tools are available for windows backup file recovery but I found a single tool which is able to repair all types of backup files. The tool name is Stellar Phoenix Windows Backup Recovery and it is developed by one of the best data recovery firm. Let’s check the recovery process step by step:

      Step 1: I downloaded the tool from official website

      Step 2: Now I installed on my machine.

      Step 3: The software interface automatically opened after competition of the installation process.






















      Step 4: I got 2 options to select my corrupt file. The first option was Select File and the other one is Find Files as shown in the figure:


      Step 5: I selected the sample file which was in VHDX format.


      Step 6: Click on the recover button and you will see the preview of repaired data.

      Select the file to see the preview



      Step 7: Click on the Recover button for successful recovery of the Windows backup file.

      Sum up: I have tested the tool on VHDX file and got the healthy result. Few simple steps can save your data and these steps are very to perform. Its trial version is also available so, you can test the tool on your corrupted windows backup files. I hope it will help you and if you have more useful solutions then share with me and other readers.
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      Thursday, February 25, 2016

      How to resolve excel format error

      Microsoft Excel is very helpful for the user because it gives the capability to create spreadsheet to organize the data in a correct way. Sometimes when a user performs an inappropriate action then it throws errors. Excel format error is a very common error for excel users but you should be aware of its reasons and solutions. Generally, it occurs when user completed the work and tries to save the file. This error doesn’t allow to the user to save the file and by this, a user can lose the important data.

      An insight about the error

      “Too many different cell formats” – this error comes many times when a user format a cell or the cell ranges in Excel 2003. The complete error message looks like this:

      Too many different cell formats.
      Excel encountered an error and had to remove some formatting to avoid corrupting the workbook.

      In MS Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013, the formatting error looks like this:

      Excel found unreadable content in the file.

      I downloaded a file from the web and got the same error message and that file gave me the idea to write this blog. The error message was:







      I clicked on the Yes button and the file opened with the following dialogue box:


      According to this message, the file is opened because Excel repaired file or removed the unreadable content. In my case, Excel removed some part of my file.

      More scenarios related to styles
      • When a user opens the file and all formatting is missing.
      • When a user performs copy and paste action between two files and the file size grows.
      • During pasting the text into another file, user can get the following error message:

      Main cause of this error

      MS excel 2003 contents 4000 different cell format combinations and if a workbook crosses this limit cell formatting then a cell formatting error occurs. For MS Excel 2007 and later versions, this limit is 64000. The cell format combination includes:
      • Fonts
      • Fills
      • Alignment
      • Number formatting 
      • Borders
      • Cell protection
      • Cell patterns etc
      Solutions to fix the error

      Solution 1: Always update your MS Excel from office update. It doesn’t allow making built-in-style duplicate when a user copies a workbook.

      Solution 2: If a user will take care of the cell format combination then it’s very easy to solve the error. Some key points which a user should remember:
      • Always use one or two standardized fonts. Try to choose standard fonts like Times New Roman, Arial instead of any fancy script.
      • The border should me proper and consistent. It is not necessary to add the border to every cell.
      • Numbers are also important and always take care of decimal numbers. For example: if you select the number 6.42 i.e. 2 decimal places then mention this consistency with others.
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      Friday, February 5, 2016

      Solve the QuickBooks Error -6144 -82 in Few Simple Steps

      QuickBooks is accounting software created by Intuit and helps to manage the business finances in one place. It is used by more than 1.3 million users in the world because it comes with the country edition. Intuit also provides the support for QuickBooks files. As there are many features in this software so the small corruption or error can turn into a huge disaster. Some errors are update related which is caused by the following reasons:

      • Multiple instances of the QuickBooks on the single system. (Example: QuickBooks Enterprise solution 7.0 and premier edition 2007)
      • Firewall or internet security related setting


      According to Google Adwords Monthly Searches, the QuickBooks error -6144, -82 is searched by many users. This error occurs for the following reasons:

      1. If QuickBooks .TLG (Transaction Log File) or .ND (Network Data) files are damaged.
      2. If the user permission has not been set up to share the company file

      Let’s discuss the solutions to troubleshoot this problem one by one:

      Solution 1: To solve the corruption, rename the .TLG and .ND files of QuickBooks company file. A log file can be larger than the company file and it depends on the number of transactions. An .ND file is approx 1 MB in size. When company file got corrupted then a user can restore the file from the backup file. Now see the steps to rename .TLG and .ND files:

      • Go to the company files location and rename the .TLG and .ND files. For example, if your company file name is my_company_file then .TLG and .ND files will be: my_company_file.QBW.TLG & my_company_file.QBW.ND
      • Right click on the file and click on the rename option.
      • Now open the QuickBooks Database Server Manager. To start this, click on the Start button->Programs->QuickBooks->QuickBooks Data Server Manager.
      • Select the folder where QuickBooks file is present.
      • Scan the folder
      • Now open the file.

      Solution 2:  To set the user permission, follow these steps:

      • Go to Company tab
      • Click on the Users->Set Up Users and Roles
      • Enter the password to access the information.
      • Now select the user name from the user list and change the role according to the requirement.

      Solution 3: This solution is related to multiuser access.

      • Start QuickBooks without opening a company file. To do this, hold the Ctrl key and click on the QuickBooks icon. Press the Ctrl button until QuickBooks settles.
      • Go to Files->Utilities->Stop Hosting multiuser access
      • Now again go to the Files->Utilities->Start Hosting multiuser access

      Solution 4: A third party tool like Stellar Phoenix Recovery for QuickBooks® Software is the only software which repairs .QBW files. The software is easy to use and gives the facility to save the repaired file in the desired location.

      Sum Up: So these are the few reasons and their solution which are responsible for QuickBooks Error -6144, -82. Always take the backup to prevent your data from any corruption.

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      Wednesday, January 20, 2016

      ZIP Recovery – Corruption Reasons and Solutions to Fix Zip File

      When you want to share a large file with others then ZIPfile is the best way to do it. It is based on data compression concept with .zip and .zipx file extension. It makes easy to download files, email attachment and shared documents.

      To check its data compression power, I created a ZIP copy of my working folder and compare with the real folder. The original size of the folder was 424 MB while the ZIP file size was 179 MB which is less than half of the original folder size. Now it looks great to share it to anyone.

      As we seen the power of ZIP file but it is also true that zip files are prone to corruption as of other file formats. ZIP file can corrupt or damaged due to various reasons from the power failure to virus attack. You can get several similar reasons that are the culprit for corruption online. Here, I have tried my best to list all possible reasons that may corrupt a working zip file. If, you know other reasons then share with me through comment. As always, I love to hear from you guys!


      Reasons of ZIP file corruption
      • Corruption in ZIP file header: This issue can occur by tool or application which is used to create ZIPfile. File header may contain: date of file creation, last updated, Size etc. The file header can only be accessed by the OS or special programs.
      • Online conversion: There are many tools available on the internet to convert the file in ZIP format but, sometimes it can also be the reason of file corruption. Most of the tools are free so the security is a very big issue with these applications.
      • Size of the archived file: Sometimes, the size of an archived file becomes very painful. When I tried to extract the archive by utility then I got the error “invalid entry size”.
      • System disk issue:  If there is a bad sector is present in the system disk then you can loss your important data. 
      • Abnormal Shutdown: It is also a reason of ZIP file corruption and most of the time occurs due to power failure or system issue.

      Solutions: Check the following solutions to fix ZIP files.
      • Use a safe option: Whenever you repair corrupt file then always make a copy of the file and choose a secure way to repair your ZIP file.
      • System utility: You can use the System utility chkdsk to scan and repair the bad sector.chkdsk can easily fix the common errors of FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS drives. Read more about chkdsk here.
      • Download issue: It is possible that the downloaded file is corrupted so in this case, you can download and check the file more than one time.
      • Use a third party tool: It might be the best ways to protect and repair your corrupt data. When you do not have the backup of a corrupt file then, in this case a third party tool can be the ray of hope. I also tried a tool to repair corrupt ZIP file and it worked fantastically on my corrupt file.
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