How to fix QuickBooks Restore Failed Error?

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QuickBooks is an acclaimed accounting software that is used by businesses of all sizes and scales on an everyday basis. There are various reasons why QuickBooks is a lovable accounting application. However, you must be aware of the fact that it comes with one drawback that is in the form of error. The emergence of error makes it very difficult to use QuickBooks software properly. One such error is QuickBooks Restore Failed Error. You may face this issue when you are trying to restore data from QuickBooks backup file. This issue appears with any one of the following error messages that read:

Error: Restore failed. “This is an invalid format of a post-QuickBooks 2007 Backup file”

Error: Restore failed: Can’t remove the log file

This file is set to read-only. Try again with a different name.

Causes of QuickBooks Restore Failed Error

You may face this error: 

  • When the backup is being restored over an existing company file
  • When your company file name includes special characters
  • The backup of your company file is made in the new version but being restored in an older version 
  • The company file is either damaged or corrupted

Various methods to troubleshoot QuickBooks Restore Failed Error

Method 1: Stop overwriting an existing company file when performing the restore

Method 2: Remove special characters from the company file name

Method 3: Make sure that the file you are trying to restore is a valid QBB File

Method 4: Copy the file to the local system if it is saved on a USB Flash drive or a network drive 

Method 5: Restore the QBB to the same version of QuickBooks.

Hopefully, these solutions will help you resolve your issue in less time. In case you none of them works for you, dial QuickBooks Support Phone Number and get the best help from our experts.

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