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Resolve data damage, Part 2: Re-sort the lists in your company data file

  1. QuickBooks stores data pertaining to Customer:Jobs, Vendors, Employees, Other Names, Accounts and Items, as well as other things, in lists.
  2. A particular Customer or Employee or Item is an entry in a list.
  3. Your lists can become damaged. The damage can often be repaired by re-sorting which puts a list back in its default order.
  4. You might not see any changes on the screen, but QuickBooks is making changes in the background.
  5. Any QuickBooks user can re-sort lists.
  6. If you have manually changed the order of a list, re-sorting the list will undo your changes. Back up your company data file to preserve your manual sort.
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The Data Damage Series

This is the second in a series of articles that will guide you through the data damage resolution process.


Usually, when you finish resorting your lists, continue with:

  1. Part 1: Start Here (see link above), OR
  2. Part 3: Find data damage with the Verify Data Utility (See link above).
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