Recover Deleted/Lost Data with Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery

Recover Deleted/Lost Data using Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery

Quickbooks, one of the best accounting software developed by Intuit is impressing entrepreneurs over the world with its advanced features and tools. If you ask any business person what is the best software for small and medium enterprises then you will hear only Quickbooks. Trusted by numerous entrepreneurs this versatile software manages multiple finance-related tasks related to book-keeping and accounting. It manages taxes, invoices, reports, cashflows, paying bills, and other important tasks that are required for a business to grow positively. This has such a user-friendly interface that any new QBs user can also work on it.

But like other software, Quickbooks is also not entirely free from glitches, bugs, and errors that sometimes take place due to technical issues and human intervention. The main issue that users complain about a lot is data being corrupt and lost. Losing your financial data like transaction logs can impact your business in a negative way.

Here comes the Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery (ADR) tool into play which useful to recover the corrupt and lost data.  The ADR tool helps in creating and saving the backup of your Quickbooks company file. You can restore 100% of the data with this incredible tool. If your data has gone corrupt/damaged or lost then make sure to read this informative article till the end to retrieve your data using Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery.

Two Ways to Retrieve the Data Through Quickbooks Auto Data Recovery 

Recovery Image

  • The Auto Data Recovery QuickBooks restores the lost transactions with the help of a copy of your company file and your transaction log file.
  • It also retrieves the latest transactions by using the current transaction log file and company file copy.

Important Points to Remember before Performing QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery Files

  • For QuickBooks Pro, Premier for Windows, Enterprise Solutions can use QuickBooks 2012 auto data recovery.
  • Accountants Editions users can use QuickBooks 2012 auto data recovery tool.
  • You must remember that this tool retrieves data up to 1.5GB. File size exceeding this limit is unable to create the backup.
  • To efficiently use the QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery tool, use the newest version of it for a better workflow.

How to Restore QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery?

You can use QuickBooks Auto Data recovery in several ways to retrieve the backup of your company file when it gets damaged or lost.

Step 1: Retrieving Lost Data From the Original .TLG  File with .QBW.adr file

Backup and Recovery

You can recover all the transactions by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Create a new folder on the system’s Desktop and name it “QBTest.”
  • Open that folder where you have saved the corporate file.
  • Find the .tlg file in the folder of the company file. Don’t get confuses as It has a similar name to your company file.
Showing File Extensions

In case, you face difficulty in identifying the .tlg file, then follow the procedure mentioned below:

  • The first thing to do is, to hold Windows + E keys open File Explorer.
  • Choose “Organize” and select “Folder and search.”
  • For Windows 10, 8.1, and 8 users,  select “View”  and choose “Filename extension.”
  • Tap on “Hide extensions” for the known file types.


  • Click on “Apply,” and Hit OK.
  • Open the folder of “QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery”. You will find it in the company file’s location.
  • Copy the .QBW.adr file and press CTRL + V to paste it into the folder of “QBTest.” You must’ve got a .QBW.adr as well as a .tlg file on your QBTest folder.


  • In the QBTest folder, tap right on the “.QBW.adr” file and click on “Rename.”
  • Delete “.adr.”

delete .adr

  • Open QuickBooks.
  • Now, open your corporate file stored in the folder of “QBTest.” Use your registered account to confirm all transactions there.
  • Choose File >> Utilities >> Verify Data to verify the information/details integrity of the recovered data.
  • If you find the copy of the company file Okay, then you can shift the broken company file to any location and transfer its copy from the QBTest folder to the initial location.

Step 2: Restoring the Latest Transactions With the Help of .QBW.adr and .TLG.adr Files

  • Create an alternative folder on the system’s Desktop named “QBTest.”
  • Open that folder where you have saved the corporate file.
  • Look for the “QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery” folder.
  • Find the folder of .TLG.adr and .QBW.adr. These files have a similar name to your company file.
Showing File Extensions

If you are unable to determine the .TLG.adr and .QBW.adr files, then perform these steps to find file extensions:

  • Hold Windows+E keys to open File Explorer.
  • Choose “Organize”, then select “Folder” and look for “Choices.”
  • For Windows ten, 8.1 and 8 users: Select View, then tap on the “Filename” extension.
  • Select “Hide extensions.”

Hide extension

  • Click on “Apply.” Hit OK.
  • Copy the files –  .TLG.adr and .QBW.adr and paste to your QBTest folder.
  • On the folder of “QBTest”, erase the .adr from the file name’s tip. This step will bring the .qbw and .tlg files to the folder of “QBTest.”
  • Open QuickBooks.
  • Open that corporate file you had saved in the “QBTest” folder. Now, use your registered account to verify that all transactions are present.
  • To see the info integrity of your restored file, select “File” > “Utilities”, then Verify it.


  • If the corporate file is Okay, then you can shift the broken company file to any location and move the copy from the QBTest folder to the initial location.
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Final Words

Hopefully, we have explained everything though which you can use the Auto Data Recovery QuickBooks to get hold of the lost/corrupt data. We hope that you were able to make complete use of this productive article. 

If you need more help related to any query then you can get in touch with the Support Team of QuickBooks anytime. The team is 24×7 available to help you resolve your query with the best assistance.