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Target Chaining or Unrecoverable Error when Running QuickBooks Rebuild Utility

After rebuilding your company file in QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, the QBWIN.log (QuickBooks log files) displays Target Chaining errors such as these:

  1. Verify.c (4620) : CHECKPOINT: 1104: Thu Jul 14 15:36:39 Target Chaining: Target ###### in transaction ######, points to ‘next’ target ###### which is NOT in that transaction

  2. Verify.c (4747) : CHECKPOINT: 3544: Fri Jul 01 11:25:45 Target Chaining: Next target pointer error in transaction #####

In some cases, you might also get an Unrecoverable Error message.

When the company file contains these chaining errors, bills (or sometimes invoices) and payments are unlinked and the corresponding payments do not have names. You may also see In Version 2.0 in the Entered/Last Modified column instead of the actual date of affected transactions when you run Audit Trail or Transaction Detail reports.

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These errors may occur due to insufficient RAM (memory) allocation during the Verify/Rebuild, or a large company file. If your company file is more than 1GB in size, contact us at (855) 227-0700 to help you sort it out.

If your company file is less than 1GB

  1. Run Rebuild.

Reminders:

  1. Do not run Rebuild over the network. Ensure you are running the Rebuild from the location where the company file is stored, or copy the company file to another location to run the Rebuild locally.

  2. Restart