QuickBooks is a great accounting tool for small to medium-sized businesses to handle their bookkeeping in a digital manner. It comes with features like multi-user mode, payroll service, etc., and all of them require the user to access the company file. Needless to say, it is a pretty important component and users always keep its backup to avoid any data loss. However, while trying to backup the data file, users often face the QuickBooks error 248. The error message can also come up while running the payroll service on QuickBooks. More on it is discussed in the blog below.
Company file errors are different than other small bugs and issues as they require external assistance to get resolved. Get an expert on the line anytime by dialling the toll-free number 1-(855)-856-0042 anytime.
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Possible Causes behind the QuickBooks giving Error 248
The listicle of the reasons behind the QuickBooks backup error 248 is relatively small. Take a look.
1.The data file is damaged or corrupted.
2.The user has overpaid an employee from the payroll.
These two were the only causes of the error 248. In the next segment, we will discuss the solutions that will fix the problem rooted out from the above two conditions.
Troubleshooting Tips to Resolve the QuickBooks Error 248
Below are given the steps you can employ when facing the QuickBooks error code 248.
Solution- 1: Use the Verify and Rebuild Data Utility
If you get the error while backing up your company file, there might be some damaged data in it. Fix the corruption by running the verify and rebuild data tool by following the steps mentioned below.
1.Go to QuickBooks and visit the File menu.
2.Click on the Utilities section and select the Verify Data option.
3.If the results show damage in the company file, go back to File menu and select Utilities.
4.Click on the Rebuild Data option and wait for the rebuilding process to complete.
5.After it completes, verify your data again to be assured of no more damage in the company file.
Try to backup the company file again. If the problem is not solved, run the QuickBooks File Doctor tool.
Solution- 2: Create an Item to Adjust the Overpayment
If you get the error whie running the payroll service, then it means that you have overpaid an employee. Follow the steps mentioned below to adding an item to reimburse the payment.
- 1.Go to the Lists menu and click on Payroll List Item.
- Select New from the Payroll Item dropdown and click on Custom Setup.
- Click on Next and give the item a name.
- Link the appropriate account to the item and select None for Tax Tracking Type option.
- Keep clicking on Next until the Amount field comes and enter the overpaid amount.
At last, click on Finish.
We would like to end our blog on the QuickBooks error 248. We hope that the solutions mentioned in the post will help you to resolve the problem. However, if you face a different issues while following the solutions, call on the helpline number 1-(855)-856-0042 and get immediate assistance from an expert on the line.