Fix “QuickBooks slow to open” Issue

Posted by Linda on May 30th, 2019

Many a times, users face QuickBooks slow to open error. It happens when QuickBooks performance is affected by external or internal factors. Therefore, it is important to update your software regularly. In this blog we will discuss the reasons behind “QuickBooks slow to open” issue and different methods to resolve it. Further, we will provide various tips to improve your QB performance.

Why “QuickBooks slow to open” issue arise?

The performance of company file slows down if the number of users signing into the company file increases.
Irregular performance issues.
Company file runs properly but the performance fluctuates as the day flows.

What affects QuickBooks Performance?

Loss of connection to the data file.
QB running sluggishly in multi-user mode.
Reinstallation failure.
QB is not able to find the data file located on the server.
You cannot find the licensing details.
You cannot move the QB data file.

How to Resolve “QuickBooks slow to open” problem?

Method 1: Create a Backup

First of all, go to Program then choose File menu.
After that, select Backup Company and choose Create Local Backup.
Now, you need to select Local Backup and click on Options.
Save the file on your Desktop and click on Next.

Method 2: Perform Disk Defragmentation

Create and restore a portable file.
After completing this process, you must perform disk defragmentation.
Go to Start option and choose All Programs.
Next, choose Accessories and click on System Tools and select Disk Defragmentation.
Lastly, click on Defragmentation option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Method 3: Change your Antivirus or Third-Party application Settings

For Antivirus Software:
First of all, you need to disable the antivirus temporarily on the server system.
Now, open QB and see if “QuickBooks slow to open” issue is rectified.

For Third-party Software:
You need to press Windows + R together to open Run command.
Now, type ‘msconfig’ and hit Enter.
Next, choose Diagnostic Setup and click Ok.
Reboot your computer and see if the problem is resolved.

Follow these steps to resume the normal operation:
Open Run Command by pressing Windows + R together.
Type ‘msconfig’ and click on Enter.
Choose Normal Setup and click Ok.
Reboot your system again.

How can you Improve QuickBooks Performance?

Clear cache and cookies on daily basis to boost up your system’s performance.
Create authorized backup:
Firstly, click on File and create a Backup.
Now, click on Local Backup and select Options.
Choose “Complete Verification”.
Prevent any kind of corruption in the system:
Create a portable data file and restore it.
Use QB File Doctor.
Turn off QuickBooks automatic updates.

The methods elaborated above will help you fix QuickBooks slow to open issue. If the problem still prevails then contact us at QuickBooks Technical help number 1-877-263-2742 and get immediate assistance.


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