Thursday, April 15, 2010

Resolving “Invalid ShipRush database path..” Error in Intuit QuickBooks

Are you unable to start QuickBooks Shipping Manager? Is your QuickBooks database file (QBW file) inaccessible? This behavior may occur due to corrupt QuickBooks database or missing key files. In such cases, QuickBooks application cannot read the database and you come across severe problems. It leads to critical data loss situations and require Intuit QuickBooks recovery if you do not have a valid and updated backup in place.

As a practical example of this problem, you may come across the below given error message while trying to open the QuickBooks Shipping Manager:

“Invalid ShipRush database path... Database is corrupt. Key files are missing”

After the above error message, database opening process gets interrupted and you cannot access data from it. In order to gain access of your business-critical data in such cases, you need to figure out the cause of this behavior and repair corrupt QuickBooks file.

What causes QuickBooks Shipping Manager errors in QuickBooks?

As stated in the above error message, this behavior occurs due to damaged QuickBooks database or missing critical files. QBW file may corrupt due to numerous reasons, which include virus infection, application malfunction, improper system shutdown, user errors, and more.

In order to sort out this behavior, you must rebuild the QuickBooks first to restore missing files of QuickBooks installation. For this purpose, go through the underwritten steps:

Locate to QuickBooks installation using Windows Explorer.
Right-click the Database.v folder.
Choose Cut from pop-up menu.
Paste this folder to another location on hard drive.
Repair QuickBooks installation using Control Panel.
After completion of repair process, open QuickBooks Shipping Manager.
You see 'rebuilding indices' message at this point. Let it complete.
After successful completion of rebuild process, QuickBooks should work properly.

In case you are still unable to access the QuickBooks database, problem is due to database corruption. At this stage, you must have an absolute backup of your precious QuickBooks database to restore data from it. However, if there is no backup in place, Intuit repair is the only way to work around this issue.

You can easily repair and restore corrupt Intuit QuickBooks database using third-party Intuit recovery software. The applications come equipped with simple and rich graphical user interface to offer easy recovery in all QBW file corruption circumstances.