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When i press my quickbooks icon it goes down to my bottom bar

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When i press my quickbooks icon it goes down to my bottom bar then when i press that it does not open PLEASE HELP
what version of quickbooks and what operating system please ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Quickbooks 2012
What do you mean by operating system?
windows xp or windows 7 or vista or are you using a macintosh where it would be snow leapord or lion or mtn lion

that sort of thing
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Windows 7

open the quickbooks in safe mode by

holding down the ctrl key while double clicking on the quickbooks icon to open it

that should open the quickbooks in safe mode with no company file

go to

file / open company

and browse to my documents and select the file.

If the quickbooks opens but the new company file still wont open

You can try doing a verify and rebuild on it
file / file operations / verify rebuild


or using the company file diagnostic tool

If those do not work you need to restore a backup


If the quickbooks will not open even in safe mode you need to reinstall the quickbooks software



try doing a clean install with the instructions on this page. It should not effect your data but i always recomend

making sure that you have a good back up and / or a copy of your data file ( it ends .qbw ) in a safe place such as

a flash drive or another folder.


It requires that you have a copy of the quickbooks install cd or download. If you downloaded from intuit you can

get another copy free.

If you purchased from Intuit directly you can download again for 3 years.


For quickbooks go to

click on cart orders downloads

sign in with your intuit id and password. ( usually your email address is the id )


click on downloads and unlocks

That should give you a list of any intuit product that you purchased online within the last 3 years with a download





This page has complete instructions for the uninstall and reinstall INCLUDING a clean install utility that you want

to download and run.







Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks very much I'm not a tech person at all and I could understand your directions.
Many thanks

You are very welcome. If it is working now I would greatly appreciate if you would give me the good or excellent rating as that is what allows me to be paid.


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Thank you

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