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How to Prepare your QuickBooks Online File for a Restore

In order to ensure your Restore is successful using Rewind for QuickBooks Online, we've put together a checklist for you to complete before starting a Restore.

1. Run reports

It is a best practice to run all of the following reports for both the desired restore date as well as year-to-date:

  • Profit & Loss
  • Trial Balance
  • General Ledger
  • Journal
  • Balance Sheet
  • Account Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Reconciliation
  • Payroll
  • Recurring Templates
  • Chart of Accounts

2. Obtain client approval (if necessary)

3. Open books

  • Open closed period books. Note that if a Restore date includes a part of a File that is closed, Rewind will be unable to restore the File to that date.

4. Clear matched transactions

(repeat this Step for all connected accounts)

  • Turn off all automated Rules
  • Manually unmatch any matched transactions in the bank feeds
  • Note that Rewind cannot update or delete items that are matched from the bank feeds

5. Run Advanced Restore in Rewind for QuickBooks Online

  • You will receive an e-mail summary from Rewind when the Restore is complete.

6. Close books

  • Close books to the previously closed period (before the Restore).

7. Verify data

  • Review e-mail summary from Rewind including "Success/Failure" items
  • Compare Profit & Loss to original report
  • Compare Accounts Receivable to original report
  • Compare Accounts Payable to original report
  • Compare Balance Sheet to original report
  • Verify the following lists match original file:
    • Chart of Accounts
    • Customers
    • Vendors
    • Products and Services

8. Correct any mis-matched information in the restored file

  • Check for any errors that not have been included in the summary e-mail

9. Verify bank feeds

  • Re-automate Bank Rules
  • Verify bank feed connections
  • Check for opening balance equity amounts added by a bank feed connection
  • Check for duplicated transactions

10. Obtain Client Approval (if necessary)