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How to Repair QuickBooks

How to Repair QuickBooks

These instructions are for Windows 10 (Windows 7 and  11 are similar).

Windows 10 makes launching the repair process somewhat difficult to find. By default, it likes to run the “Apps & features” applet – which has a pretty but dumbed-down over-simplified interface – instead of the full Control Panel. This is to try to make it easier to use (I suppose) but in the process they’ve made some features harder to find, including the “Repair” capabilities included with QuickBooks installers.

However, if you follow these step then you can access the Repair routine.

Steps to Repair

  1. In the Windows search box near the Start menu, type “Control Panel”.
  2. Run the Control Panel App that will appear on the Start menu.
  3. At the top of the Control Panel window, type “prog” in the search box.
  4. Click the Program & Features section title to open that section of the Control Panel, which will list the programs that are installed.
  5. Locate the QuickBooks installation you want to repair, and then right-click it and choose Uninstall/Change.
  6. After the QuickBooks Installer / “Maintenance Wizard” launches, click Next until you see the options “Repair” and “Remove”.   Make sure Repair is selected and then complete the process.
  7. After repairing, restart your computer even if not prompted to do so by Windows.