Effective Ways to Easily Resolve QuickBooks Rebuild Error 179

Small and medium businesses have to be selective about the number and types of software they use in their daily operations. Most businesses prefer to use software that can handle several functions simultaneously. Intuit QuickBooks Desktop is accounting software that ticks all the right boxes. The software can be used to handle sales and expenses, among other affiliated purposes. While it offers several advanced functionalities and capabilities, users run into issues when specific components malfunction. One such issue is QuickBooks Error Code 179. This blog is to help you fix QuickBooks Error 179.

What Does QuickBooks Error 179 Mean?

QuickBooks Error 179 is encountered when users try to access their bank accounts through QuickBooks and are unable to access their account data. This issue is most likely associated with authorization problems that prevent users from downloading account data. Below are some of the most common causes of QuickBooks Error 179:
  • Missing entries in lists.
  • Other fatal errors in QuickBooks Desktop that initiated a chain of errors.
  • The balance sheet reports are not updated in other accounts.
  • Miscellaneous errors in company files, such as missing transaction data.
  • Deposited payments erroneously displayed in the Payments to Deposit window.
  • Disparities in reports like negative values in invoices and bills.
  • Values in the transaction log files do not tally with the total number of transactions in QuickBooks.

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Techniques to Fix QuickBooks Error 179

QuickBooks Error 179 is mostly a non-technical issue that can be resolved by making minor changes to the browser or the software. Follow these methods in the given order to resolve the issue:

Method 1: Troubleshoot Browser Issue

Browser cookies are notorious for causing issues, not just with QuickBooks, but other software as well.
  • Sign out of the bank’s website on all computers on the network where QuickBooks Desktop is installed.
  • Delete the browsing history and clear the cache for any user account from which you might have accessed QuickBooks and the bank account.
  • Log in to the bank account from the browser and try to access the details from QuickBooks.

Method 2: Update Financial Institution Data

QuickBooks Desktop may be unable to pull in bank account details when there is a mismatch in the data. Ensure that the data you have entered in QuickBooks is consistent with the bank details.
  • Launch QuickBooks Desktop and click on the Tools option.
  • Select Online Center in the menu and choose your bank from the list.
  • Press Ctrl and F3 simultaneously and select Contact Info.
  • Set the profile and branding information to ‘needs updating’, make the appropriate changes, and click on Update/Send.
  • Input the password if prompted.
  • Select Update Now and add the information.
Log in to the bank account and try accessing the data from QuickBooks. If that still doesn’t work, you might have to make changes in the Windows Registry.

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Method 3: Repair Windows Registry

The Windows Registry stores the options and settings of QuickBooks Desktop. Sometimes, the error might be resolved by creating a backup and restoring the software.
  • Open the Registry Editor in Windows by typing Regedit in the command prompt.
  • To back up the entire Registry, right-click on the Computer icon and click Export.
  • This will create a backup of all software, including QuickBooks software like QuickBooks Pro, in the backup folder with a .reg file extension.
  • Restore the .reg file from the Registry Editor.
  • Relaunch QuickBooks and check if the error persists.

Still Facing QuickBooks Error 179?

While the first two methods should be sufficient to resolve QuickBooks Error 179, in rare cases restoring the Windows Registry will be required to resolve the error. This step, in particular, is somewhat risky as it might hamper the functioning of other software and may require QuickBooks support from a professional to resolve the error. QB Solutions is an Intuit authorized QuickBooks hosting provider that offers 24/7 QuickBooks Data Services technical support via +1 888-704-1357, chat, and email free of cost with QuickBooks cloud hosting. We help you fix errors in all QuickBooks versions including QuickBooks Enterprise, Pro, and Premier.

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