Quickbooks error 213 – How to resolve it 

QuickBooks error 213 occurs at the time of running the QuickBooks verify data utility. If QuickBooks finds any duplicate entries inside the QBWin.log file then QuickBooks popup a specific error code number. There are several types of the list available in the QBWin.log file to manage the your QuickBooks data in an effective way. Let’s see what kind of list available inside the QuickBooks QBWin.log file – Customer list, Vendors list, Class list, Employees list and names list, etc. If QuickBooks finds any duplicate entries in the above-given list then QuickBooks shows The QuickBooks Error 213 on your computer screen.

Quickbooks error 213

At the time of importing transaction, you may face this error for solving this error you may need to manually edit the list then you are able to solve these issues. In this article, we will explain every step of how you can solve this error and what are the reasons behind this error.

Step by Step Procedure To Fix Quickbooks Error 213

Important: You must have to take the backup of your company file before following any solutions I recommend you to take a backup in external storage which prevent you from losing your valuable data.

Solution 1: Manually remove the duplicate entries

Step 1:- Open your QBWin.log file in the Quickbooks

Quickbooks error 213

  • First, you need to run your Quickbooks application and when you get entered into the Quickbooks then press the F2 key from the keyboard then a Product Information Window will appear on your computer screen.
  • Now you have to hit the F3 key from your keyboard then the “Tech Help” window will open then you have to find the QBWin.log.
  • After that, you have to follow this path C:\Users \USER NAME \AppData \Local \Intuit\QuickBooks \log \XXX\ folder to find QBWin.log file.
  • At the last hit, your mouse left click twice on the QBWin.log file to open.
Step 2:- Manually find the Duplicate Entries inside the QBWin.log file
  • Come into the bottom of your log file otherwise, you can press the Ctrl + End key together to reach the bottom of the log file.
  • Now you have to open the find window by pressing the Ctrl + F key from the computer then enter the Duplicate entry after that it will hightlight all your duplicate entries.
  • Put the right key of your mouse on the double entries then rename this log file with a different name you to continue this method until you do not get any double entry inside the list.
  • After that, you need to run The Verify Data Utility to check there is any duplicity is left or not then again open your Quickbooks list now you will not get Quickbooks error 213.

Solution 2: Resorting the list

  • The first you need to do is sort your all the given list inside the re-sorting list.
  • For appropriate instructions see the Re-sort QuickBooks list.
  • Now you to close the Quickbooks application properly and then reopen the Quickbooks application inside your computer.
  • To right the damage date/information you have to run the “Verify Data/Rebuild” process.

solution 3: Execute the LicFix_21319 file

  • Open your computer system and login as an Administrator.
  • Now you have to download the Patch File and then open the downloaded file.
  • Extract When you get a pop message “Do you want to open or save this file?”.
  • Space will be deciding on the basis of your Operating system.
  • After that, you need to double click on the LicFix_21319.exe file and extract this file also.
  • When you have successfully executed all the file then the Command Prompt will be automatically closed.

Solution 4:- Examine for RegEdit.exe file

  • Put your cursor on the Start button and then hit the enter and select “RegEdit”.
  • Then you need to follow this path inside the RegEdit. HKEY>CURRENT>USERSoftware>MicrosoftWindows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>UserShellFolders.
  • After that, replace your local profile path with the original value.
  • At the put the cursor on the “Ok” button and then restart your computer system in this way you can solve Quickbooks error 213.

Solution 5: Reinstall the Quickbooks

If you are not able to resolve the Quickbooks error 213 then try this method make sure you have tried all the above solutions. First, you need to Reinstall the Quickbooks application when you reinstall the Quickbooks then everything will be deleted inside the Quickbooks. Now you have to start with the new Framework after that you will not face this error but use this method at the end.

When Quickbooks finds any duplicate entries in your QBWin.log file then Quickbooks give a notification to you with the help of error code number. For solving this error you need to manually rename the duplicate entries for doing this you need to go to the QBWin.log and then press Ctrl + F from keyboard then duplicate entries will be highlighted then rename it after that you will not face the Quickbooks error 213.


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