3 Effective Methods to Fix QuickBooks running slow issue

Despite being the robust accounting software, QuickBooks falls prone to performance issues. There are numerous instances when users face QuickBooks running slow issue, such as opening the company file, running QuickBooks in multi-user mode, and performing other tasks. Sometimes, the QuickBooks company file takes too long to open because of the large size of the company file. The user might also encounter issues due to a corrupted hard drive and damaged program files. Follow the complete blog to become aware of the causes and troubleshooting techniques to resolve the error.

If you are continuously facing QuickBooks running slow issue, call +1-800-579-9430 and consult the certified QuickBooks expert’s team

Causes why QuickBooks loading extremely slow

Before proceeding to the troubleshooting techniques, have a look at a few possible reasons behind performance issues:

  1. The QuickBooks Desktop version you’re using is not updated.
  2. Your Windows operating system and QuickBooks installation files are damaged.
  3. Your computer lacks the minimum system requirements.
  4. The QBWUSER.INI file is either damaged or missing.

Solutions for QuickBooks Desktop Performance issues

Solution 1. Ensure the QuickBooks Desktop version you’re using is up-to-date=

If you haven’t downloaded the latest QuickBooks Desktop update. Follow these steps to download it manually:

  1. Close all company files and then the QuickBooks window.
  2. Click the Windows icon, find and right-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon.
  3. Choose the Run as administrator option.
  4. When the No Company Open screen prompts, choose the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  5. Select the Options tab, then Mark All and Save.
  6. Choose the Update Now tab and select the Reset Update checkbox.
  7. Once done, click Get Updates.
  8. After downloading the update, open QuickBooks and install the update.
  9. Next, reboot your workstation.

If updating QuickBooks doesn’t work, proceed to the next solution

Solution 2. Fix the damaged QBWUSER.ini file by changing its name

  1. Locate the folder where the QBWUSER.ini file is saved.
  2. If the folder is not visible, enable hidden files and folders.
  3. Search and right-click the QBWUSER.ini file and choose Rename.
  4. Change the name by adding .old at the end.
  5. After that, change the name of EntitlementDataStore.ecml file and restart QuickBooks.

If renaming the file doesn’t resolve the error, move on to the next solution.

Solution 3. Fix damaged Microsoft components by running QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  1. Close the QuickBooks window and download the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.
  2. Make sure you’re downloading the most recent version of QuickBooks Tool Hub. 
  3. Move to the Downloads folder and then open it.
  4. Open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file to start the installation.
  5. Follow the step-wise instructions and mark the agree to the terms and conditions box.
  6. The QuickBooks Tool Hub icon will show up on the desktop once the install completes.
  7. Double-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon to open it and choose the Installation Issues tab.
  8. Click QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  9. The tool will now resolve installation issues.
  10. Restart your computer.

If the QuickBooks running slow issue continues even after following the discussed troubleshooting solutions, contact the QuickBooks technical support team by dialing our helpline number +1-800-579-9430


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