A Short Description of QuickBooks File Extension and their File Types


Have you ever seen the entirety of the QuickBooks file Extension on your PC and considered what they all are or in the event that you truly require them? Many individuals would say no, however there are a couple of geeks out there like me and simply need to know… for you individuals, this is for you. Let me additionally so say, you don’t need to be a geek to have to know this data. 

The accompanying section alludes to QuickBooks File Extension and QuickBooks Working files… in the event that you use QuickBooks by any means, you NEED to know this stuff… you HAVE to know this stuff. I will proceed onward to sponsorship up in the next post. 

We fundamentally utilize 3 of them or allude to them on a beautiful customary premise.

Those 3 are .qbw, .qbb, and .qbm files – they are QuickBooks Working Files, QuickBooks File Extension, and QuickBooks Portable Company file individually. There are a large group of other file expansions or file types that QuickBooks utilizes that you’ll see every once in a while, here is a rundown of those augmentations in the event that you actually get yourself inquisitive about the QB files on your PC. 

  • .AIF Accountant’s audit duplicate (import file) Accountant’s duplicate Import File. Made when Accountant’s duplicate is sent out; to be utilized for bringing into client’s company file.

  • .BDB Timer Extension file. A Extension file made when the client backs up time data in the QuickBooks Pro Timer.

  • .BMP Windows Bitmap file These files contain bitmapped pictures utilized by QuickBooks.
  • .BPW Business Planner file QuickBooks Business Planner data file. Not upheld up with the company file, so should be independently replicated to Extensions.
  • .DES Form plan layout file This file type is made when you trade a structure plan from the formats list.

  • .DOC Word Documents Word records for the compose letters work.
  • .IIF Intuit Interchange Format file You can import and fare records as well as transactions utilizing text files with an .IIF augmentation. Utilizing IIF files is not, at this point suggested. All things being equal, the QuickBooks SDK is utilized by applications to peruse and compose data among QuickBooks and different applications. See http://marketplace.intuit.com.

    INI Configuration file Configuration files that support internet banking. 

  • .LDB MS Access file for Timer data. A Microsoft Access file required for the *.TDB file.

  • .LGB Little Green Box This file contains scrambled data about client names and passwords. It is utilized when a SDK application interfaces with the company file and needs to open it in the unattended mode. The client name and password is expected to open the connection with the Sybase server.

  • .LMR Loan Manager Data This file is made by the Loan Manager, and keeps data about credits. Not upheld up with the company file, so should be independently replicated to Extensions.

  • .ND QuickBooks Network Data File A design file that permits admittance to the QuickBooks company file. Try not to erase this setup file.

  • .NPC Online Banking File (obsolete) An web based banking design utilized by past versions of QuickBooks. It was supplanted by OFX and is not, at this point supported by monetary organizations.

  • .QBA Accountant’s survey duplicate (working copy) When the accountant reestablishes a QBX file (the accountant’s audit duplicate) the file is given a .QBA augmentation.

     QBA.TLG Transaction log file

  • .QBA.TLG Transaction log file (for accountant’s survey copy) When you back up an accountant’s audit duplicate, QuickBooks begins a log of transactions that you’ve entered since the last time you upheld up. If there should arise an occurrence of unplanned loss of data, Intuit Technical Support can utilize your latest Extension related to the transaction log file to recover your data.

  • .QBB QuickBooks Extension file QuickBooks company Extension file. To open a .QBB file, go to the File menu and click Restore.

  • .QBI QuickBooks picture file Image file, “holds” transactions that have been composed until they are presented on the hard drive. This file keeps the memory-inhabitant changes to the data file while QuickBooks has the file open. At the point when you close the company file, the .QBI file will be erased consequently by QuickBooks. In the event that you see QBI files when QuickBooks isn’t running, it most likely methods QuickBooks slammed while you had a file open. Try not to erase a QBI file when the QBW file is open in QuickBooks.

  • .QBM QuickBooks Portable Company File (for version 2006 and above). This file contains all the data, yet not the database ordering, so it’s a lot more modest than the QBW or QBB file. It is valuable for moving the data file through the Internet in light of the fact that the data size is more modest than any of the other file types, however can be reestablished to the full QBW on the less than desirable end.

     QBO Web Connect file.

         Web Connect internet banking download file. This file is downloaded from the bank when you utilize the Web Connect strategy for internet banking. 

  • .QBW QuickBooks for Windows company file This is the fundamental file type for a QuickBooks company file.

  • .QBW.TLG Transaction log file (for QuickBooks company file) When you back up your company file, QuickBooks begins a log of transactions that you’ve entered since the last time you upheld up. In the event of incidental loss of data, Intuit Technical Support can utilize your latest Extension related to the transaction log file to recover your data.

  • .QBW192.168.X.XXmta Temporary Database File A transitory file made by the Database Manager while opening a company file. When the file is opened effectively, the transitory file is erased.”

  • .QBX Accountant’s audit duplicate (trade file) When you “make an accountant’s survey duplicate” of your QuickBooks company file, QuickBooks makes an accountant’s audit duplicate with a .QBX augmentation.


         QuickBooks Pro Timer files. By default found in the QBTIMER directory. Contains the time following data from the QuickBooks Timer. 

  • File Copy XX/XX/200X ABC.QBW Archive duplicate of data file When you consolidate a data file, QuickBooks makes a different QBW file with the name Archive Copy XX/XX/200X followed by the name of the QBW file. This file is a precise of the company file prior to consolidating, and can be utilized to look up data that was subsequently eliminated during the gather process. Notwithstanding this chronicle file, the gather process constrains you to make a Extension (QBB) duplicate of the file.

  • CONNLOG.TXT Connection Log file Online Banking connection log file that contains a log of every connection for internet banking.

  • Download QBXX folder Download folder This folder is made by QuickBooks to store the updates that are downloaded when you utilize the Update QuickBooks work.

  • Pictures Folder Images folder A folder putting away impermanent duplicates of pictures utilized by QuickBooks.

  • Inept Folder Inept No longer utilized. Was utilized to store permit data for QuickBooks.

  • QB Instance Finder Instance Finder file This void file is not, at this point utilized by QuickBooks. You can erase the file, yet it might get made again by certain versions of QuickBooks.
  • QB restore. TMP Temp reestablish file. This file is made while reestablishing a QBB file erased consequently when reestablish finishes effectively.

  • Qbwin.log QuickBooks Log file. This file is made/updated when a client runs, confirms or potentially modifies. Logs issues discovered/circumstances amended. Situated in the QuickBooks installation directory.
  • QuickBooks Letters Templates folder Letters Folder This folder contains the Word record layouts for the QuickBooks compose letters work.

  • Temp1234.qbt Temp reconstruct file. This file is made during pass 1 of remake, and erased consequently when revamp is finished


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