.QBMB File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .QBMB file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

QBMB File Recovery

What is a .QBMB file?

Company backup data file created by Mac versions of QuickBooks small business accounting software; contains the backup copy of a company data file, which may have a .QB2012, .QB2011, etc. extension; used for restoring a recent copy of the original data file in the event it becomes corrupted.

What Are Common Causes of ".QBMB" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes of ".QBMB" files getting lost or facing failure. Some of these causes include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".QBMB" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to various reasons like power outages, system crashes, or malware attacks, leading to the loss or failure of ".QBMB" files.
  3. Hardware failure: Issues with the hard drive, such as disk failure or bad sectors, can result in the loss or corruption of ".QBMB" files.
  4. Software conflicts: Conflicts between different software applications or incompatible software versions can cause ".QBMB" files to become inaccessible or corrupted.
  5. Virus or malware infection: Viruses or malware can infect and damage ".QBMB" files, rendering them unusable or causing data loss.
  6. Improper file transfer: If ".QBMB" files are not transferred properly, such as interrupted or incomplete transfers, it can lead to file corruption or loss.
  7. Operating system errors: Errors within the operating system, such as system crashes or software bugs, can cause ".QBMB" files to go missing or become corrupted.
  8. Human error: Human mistakes, like accidental formatting of storage devices or improper handling of files, can result in the loss of ".QBMB" files.

It is important to regularly back up ".QBMB" files to prevent data loss and use reliable data recovery methods if files are lost or corrupted.

How to recover lost ".QBMB" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".QBMB" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".QBMB" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".QBMB" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".QBMB" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".QBMB" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".QBMB" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo quickBooks Backup File image file file?

Programs that open ".QBMB" files

Intuit QuickBooks Pro Intuit QuickBooks Pro
Intuit QuickBooks for Mac Intuit QuickBooks for Mac

Additional Information

  • File type: QuickBooks Backup File

  • File extension: .QBMB

  • Developer: Intuit

  • Category: Backup Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

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Questions and answers

  • What is the process involved in performing a .QBMB repair for QuickBooks company files?

    Performing a .QBMB repair for QuickBooks company files involves the following process:

    1. Create a backup: Before starting the repair process, it is crucial to create a backup of your QuickBooks company file. This ensures that you have a copy of the file in case anything goes wrong during the repair.
    2. Download and run the QuickBooks File Doctor: The QuickBooks File Doctor is a diagnostic tool provided by Intuit, the company behind QuickBooks. It can help identify and repair issues with your company file. Download and install the tool from the official Intuit website, and then run it on your computer.
    3. Select the company file: When running the QuickBooks File Doctor, it will prompt you to select the company file that you want to repair. Browse to the location where your .QBMB file is stored and select it.
    4. Choose the repair option: The QuickBooks File Doctor will provide you with two repair options: Network Connectivity Only or Both File Damage and Network Connectivity. Select the appropriate option based on your specific needs. If you suspect that your company file is damaged, it is recommended to choose the "Both File Damage and Network Connectivity" option.
    5. Enter your QuickBooks login credentials: The QuickBooks File Doctor may prompt you to enter your QuickBooks login credentials. Provide the necessary information to proceed with the repair process.
    6. Wait for the repair to complete: The QuickBooks File Doctor will now start the repair process. It may take some time depending on the size and complexity of your company file. Be patient and let the tool complete the repair.
    7. Verify the repaired file: Once the repair process is complete, open QuickBooks and try accessing your company file. Verify that the issues you were experiencing have been resolved. If not, you may need to seek further assistance from Intuit's customer support.

    Remember to keep a backup of your repaired company file as well, to avoid any potential data loss in the future.

  • Are there any common issues or errors that can be resolved through a .QBMB repair?

    Yes, there are several common issues or errors that can be resolved through a .QBMB repair. Some of them include:

    1. Damaged or corrupted QuickBooks company file (.QBW) that prevents opening or accessing the file.
    2. Error messages like "Error -6000,-83," "Error -6000,-80," "Error -6150,-1006," or other similar errors.
    3. Missing or lost data within the QuickBooks company file.
    4. QuickBooks freezing or crashing frequently while working on the company file.
    5. Inability to save or backup the QuickBooks company file.
    6. QuickBooks running extremely slow or taking too long to load the company file.
    7. Issues with transactions, such as missing or incorrect entries, duplicate transactions, or unreconciled transactions.
    8. Problems with the QuickBooks database, such as inconsistency or data integrity issues.
    9. QuickBooks not responding or becoming unresponsive during certain operations.
    10. Issues with the QuickBooks multi-user mode, such as difficulty in accessing the company file simultaneously by multiple users.

    Performing a .QBMB repair can help resolve these issues and restore the functionality of the QuickBooks company file.

  • Can a .QBMB repair be performed on both Windows and Mac versions of QuickBooks?

    No, a .QBMB repair cannot be performed on both Windows and Mac versions of QuickBooks. The .QBMB file is specific to the Mac version of QuickBooks and is used to backup and restore company files on Mac systems. Windows versions of QuickBooks use different file formats for backup and restore operations.

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