This is probably the most common issue, as well as the most challenging to troubleshoot.
Quick Books is finicky about the network connection to the data file.
That means even if your data file is on the Q:\ drive (and that Q drive is on the local machine but shared, so Quick Books THINKS it's on a different drive), Quick Books could have an issue with the rebuild.
So before the rebuild, copy the data file to the C:\ drive, do the rebuild, and move the data file back where you need it.
If the rebuild simply won't work, you might want to make sure that data file is located on the local machine.
But Quick Books is also a fairly complex application.These 10 quick tips will make your Quick Books administrative life much easier.Have you come across a Quick Books tip you're dying to share?Before you do your reinstall, go ahead and uninstall using the standard Windows uninstall methods — but then go back and delete the C:\Program Files\Intuit\Quick Books XXX directory (where is the release number).As with any time you are dealing with Quick Books, BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST!These tips may help you solve those issues before you lose your hair or your money. When you are upgrading Quick Books from one version to the next, sometimes the earlier version's data file can't be read by the newer version. Usually this will happen during the installation process and will require you make a backup first.