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Get Back in the Game: Merging Old Backup and a Current TLG File to Bring Data Up to Current Works Like a Potion

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Updated 10:53 AM CDT, Wed, August 28,2019

Brandon, MB -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/28/2019 -- The Transaction Log File, or TLG file, records all transactions recorded – since the last full backup.

The QuickBooks technical support article on the TLG file states that, "If QuickBooks loses connection to the company file abruptly for any reason, the TLG file automatically will 'correct' the data file as much as possible."

This is one of the most useful methods to recover your QuickBooks company file data and is a procedure commonly used when data corruption makes your company file irreparable. When you create a company in QuickBooks there will be several files created. One has a file type of "QBW" – that is your actual company data file.

Every bit of information related to each transaction processed is recorded within the transaction log to help insure recovery. The quantity of data recorded for a single transaction will depend on the number of indexes it contains, the amount of the data changed, and the number of pages that must be allocated.

Performing a manual backup on a QuickBooks file regularly is always the recommended procedure, QuickBooks Repair Pro's John Rocha said. He added that not using the actual backup process in QuickBooks can lead to trouble with your data file down the road – the reason being the TLG.

The .TLG file is one of several files that QuickBooks creates every time you open your company file in a new place.As mentioned earlier, the main file has the extension .QBW. The .QBW.ND file, meanwhile, helps the QuickBooks Database Server manage access to the file.

Many a times, users find themselves having deleted a current file from their hard drive. "If you find yourself in a situation where you've lost your main QBW file, you can still use a current TLG file and using it to update an old backup and bring the data up to current," Rocha said,

QuickBooks Repair Pro's data repair services will merge the old backup and a current TLG file, giving you a complete, current data file. "The TLG file has to be current, intact, and have a create date that goes beyond the date of your old backup," Rocha said. The QuickBooks TLG Recovery Service is a service that replay the contents of the Transactional Log File (TLG) into an older backup (QBB or QBM) or copy (QBW) of the data file to recover all missing data.

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