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    There are 2 files in my QuickBooks folder. One is named - Company.qbw.ND & the other is named Company.qbw.TLG. Can someone tell
me what these files are? If I'm copying the QuickBooks files to a laptop, do I need these?
    Many thanks.
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The ND file is the Network Data file that contains the configuration to allow access to the QB company file.
The TLG file is a transaction log that gets recreated with each backup file. If there is a problem with your QBW file Intuit will use the contents of this file to rebuild your company file.
According to Intuit, you should not delete these files.
When you want to transfer a company file to another computer, you should use either a backup or Portable company file that you restore on the other computer. That will insure that all necessary bits and pieces of your company file are transfered to the other computer.
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If a QB backup is done with full verify the TLG file is purged.

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That is what is supposed to happen but we've had discussions in the past month that demonstrates that is not always the case.

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The same thing can be said for automobile brakes.

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Laura wrote:

    Thanks for the info. I made a backup within QuickBooks. Here's a listing of files in my QB folder (I'm disregarding the folders for Tax Forms, etc.):
    Company (Backup May 19,2009 08 21 PM).QBB        107,064 KB     Company.ND                                         1 KB     Company.qbw                                         52,816 KB     Company.qbw.nd                                         1 KB     Company.qbw.TLG                                     62,656 KB
    Do these appear to be reasonable? Should the backup file be twice the size of the data file? Should the TLG file be larger than the date file? Is the backup file overwritten or increased on subsequent backups? Again, thanks for the help.
Frank Kirk
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No, those numbers do not look reasonable. The backup file should always be smaller than the actual file plus the TLG file is expected to "reset" itself after a sucessful Data Verifiation.
When you did your backup did you also specify to run the data verification process? If not, then run that utility on the file when you make the next backup file and post your new numbers as well as any error messages you receive.
If you did run the DV when you made the backup file yesterday then I suspect there might be problems with your file. But run the DV and see what happens.
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Laura wrote: Old files:

    Yes. IIRC, there wasn't an option. QB verified the data & found problems. So I ran the rebuild.

    OK. I started over. Deleted the large backup file, ran the data verification (no problems this time) & made another backup. Here's the results:
    Company (Backup May 20,2009 03 38 PM).QBB        51,928 KB     Company.qbw                                     52,816 KB     Company.qbw.TLG                                     62,912 KB
    The *.nd files are still 1 KB.
    As you said, the backup file is substantially smaller, but the .TLG file is slightly larger. Don't understand about this file resetting itself. In any event, I'm not having any problems with QB 2009, at least that I'm aware of. Should I be on the look-out for something?
    Thanks again.
FWK
    
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The purpose of the TLG file is to record transactions entered since the last sucessful verified backup was made. The fact that the TLG file is large says that something is not working as expected during the backup process.
If the data verification process is not giving you an error message then things are probably okay.
I would suggest running the Rebuild process and look at the qbwin.log file to see what error messages are listed there. To get to the qbwin.log file hit Ctrl-1 to open the Product Info screen. Then with your mouse over this screen hit Ctrl-2 to open Tech help. Click on the Open File tab and scroll down to find the qbwin.log. Open this file and scroll down to the end of the file. It will tell you if there are any errors in the file. If there are errors, you will need to correct the transactions that are causing problems. Rerun the rebuild several times until the errors are fully corrected. I may take 3 rebuilds to clear the error.
Another, simplier way to clear the TLG file is to create a portable file and then restore it into the existing qbw file.
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Laura wrote:

    First, my apologies for the late response - been out of town for a funeral, then away for a wedding, then away another funeral. Jeez! Anyway, there are no error messages at the end of the the qbwin.log file. There are, however the following at the beginning:
QBWINDLL.c (308) : MESSAGE: Mon Jun 08 01:06:23 LVL_ERROR--Returning NULL QBWinInstance Handle QBWINDLL.c (308) : MESSAGE: Mon Jun 08 01:06:23 LVL_ERROR--Returning NULL QBWinInstance Handle QBWINDLL.c (308) : MESSAGE: Mon Jun 08 01:06:23 LVL_ERROR--Returning NULL QBWinInstance Handle QBWINDLL.c (308) : MESSAGE: Mon Jun 08 01:06:23 LVL_ERROR--Returning NULL QBWinInstance Handle
    Not sure what they mean, but, as I said, I'm not having any problems with QB.
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