The QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool was released today. It should prove very helpful with problems opening a company data file in QuickBooks.
As an Intuit contact told me “This tool can be used to “diagnose & Repair” any issue related to QuickBooks Company file open failure – due to any reason – 6000 series error, connection lost, corruption, assertion etc. It works on any company file from 2006 onwards. We hope this is going to be of great help for our customers”
I did notice that it is only to diagnose and repair QuickBooks company files (QBW) and not backup (QBB), portable (QBM) or Accountant’s Copy files (QBA).
Specifically, “The QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool is designed to help diagnose and repair damage within a QuickBooks company file. At this time the tool is targeting damage which may prevent opening a company data file in QuickBooks.”
Here is the Knowledge Base Article with all the details on it and instructions on how to use it: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/pages/knowledgebasearticles/899095
Please share your comments and experiences about this new tool!