QuickBooks 2017 Slow to Open

QuickBooks software is quite popular in the market since the day of its inception due to its impeccable way of tackling the financial tasks. However, it is not without errors and can impact more powerfully as all the financial tasks are dependent on the software to work. Suppose a user is working with QuickBooks Desktop software over a server or has large size of company file, this may lead to performance issues within the software that might result in slow operation of tasks. Before looking for any solution it is important to understand the possible root causes of the issue:

  • Taking a long time to operate the file.
  • Under Multi-user domain – company file activities slow down as the number of users signing into the file increase.
  • Company file runs fine in the morning and slows down as the day comes to close.
  • Performance issues tackled by all employees in the office.
  • Performance issues for only one or two employees in the office.
  • Intermittent performance issues (certain tasks are affect while other do not face any impact).
  • Similar data issues in numerous data files, pointing that the network is damaging your data files.

 

Be aware that every day you use QuickBooks Desktop; your data file grows larger. As your file grows, it requires more resources to operate. It is not unusual for data files to grow too large for the installed network to support it and you will need to enhance your network.

Identify and Resolve Performance Problems

Note: Some of the following instructions are advised to be followed and treated only by qualified QuickBooks experts. This is even more imperative incase the user does not have admin access to operate the software and computer’s server.

Ensure the software is updated to latest release of upgrade patch before going for the following methods of resolutions.

Method 1: Generate a backup file in order to reset the TLG file and resort lists

Method 2: Test speed from UNC path and from the desktop

Method 3: Reduce Company File Fragments and perform Disk Defragmentation

Method 4: Conflicting 3rd party programs and Anti-Virus software

Method 5: Check for issues within your company file

In case the issue of performance of the software is not improved after following the entire above solutions user is advised to press the ‘F2’ button from the keyboard while software is open then following needs to be kept in mind:

  • How large is your company file (file size)?
    QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions: If your company file size is >500 MB, you can Improve QuickBooks performance by verifying it is using the correct amount of memory.
  • Do any of your lists exceed the recommended limits (list information)?
  • How many years worth of data do you have (versions used on this file)?

Company file is not bound and limited by its size, however, performance of the software do get affected by the size if it is way above the normal level such as over 500 MB size in case of QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Premier and over 1.5 GB in case of QuickBooks Enterprise. The size gets bigger and the file becomes heavier as the years pass without any filtering done where transactions are concerned. If the file usually goes overboard due to over limit in lists it is better to either compress the QuickBooks data or go for a new company file.

This should help to resolve the performance issues met with the software due to which QuickBooks 2017 software was taking its own sweet time to open. These issues can be dealt by the user alone or by contacting the QuickBooks experts for sure shot resolution. In the situation user still faces the same problems; it is recommended to approach the QuickBooks experts who are extremely knowledgeable regarding all things QuickBooks set up by Intuit. Moreover, if there is any issue in connecting with the team of QuickBooks for the same user can connect with us at our toll free number +18554815335 and live chat option on our website – QuickBooksNumber.Support.

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