Like any other system or application, QuickBooks needs maintenance and a little TLC.

You may notice over time that QuickBooks performance deteriorates or that it is randomly unable to connect. This results in frustration, lost time and a loss of productivity.

One common cause of this subpar Quickbooks performance can be excessively large transaction log files. These files are effectively the external logs for all the transactions that occur within the QuickBooks company files. Unfortunately, QuickBooks doesn’t manage this file very well and it very quickly becomes unwieldy, causing slowness and instability.

Periodic maintenance will lead to a better performing application and a recent backup of your company data - all good things!

So how do I fix it?

If you are a Hybridge client, reach out to us and we will help you through the process of clearing your transaction log files. The process itself is pretty quick and painless, but it does require specific steps to follow.

If you need help updating and maintaining Quickbooks or have any questions, please call or email us at support at

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