Question of the Month – March 2010

Question of the month

This month we begin a new feature — questions and comments from our readers! A very special thanks to our client Chris Alberti from Colorado River Profusion, Inc. and Horizons Distribution, Inc. for his great idea of a ‘question of the month’ feature for our newsletter!

question markLast month, Chris asked: When I back up my data, why does it have to rebuilt and how do I fix it?
Chris, when you back up your QuickBooks data, a default setting is to ‘Verify’ the integrity of the data file; if QuickBooks detects any reason to doubt such data integrity, it will automatically suggest to run ‘Rebuild’ to address any possible problems. To disable QuickBooks from verifying prior to a backup, on the backup screen, click on the Options button and select ‘No verification’ (see screenshots below):




While you can disable QuickBooks from verifying prior to a backup, you might have a data file that requires maintenance and not know about it. If Verify constantly detects problems with the data file, you need to have a professional look at it (yes, us!)



Mario Nowogrodzki, CPA.CITP, is founder and principal of Mendelson Consulting (, an accounting technology firm that assists entities with planning, selecting and implementing business management systems. The firm was selected as Top Technologist by the Sleeter Group and Top Integrations Advisor by Insightful Accountant. Nowogrodzki is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs Business Technology Section; a contributing author and speaker for Intuit, Accountex, and the Woodard Group. Contact him at or at 954-447-0250.

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