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Database disk image is malformed

How to Solve the Quickbooks for Mac error 'Disk image malformed'?

"Database disk image is malformed"

Quickbooks displays the following error message:

"Database disk image is malformed". Please contact Intuit Technical Support and provide them with the error codes. We apologize for the inconvenience. QuickBooks must close immediately. Any unsaved data will need to be re-entered.
Database disk image malformed

Other Error Codes

You may see any of the following error codes:
Error Code "database disk image is malformed” The file isn't in the correct format. The file may be corrupted, truncated, or in an unexpected format.

Error Description

This is a rare corruption issue with the SQLite database used by Quickbooks. For a technical description, look at possible causes of SQLite corruption. Database Corruption on the SQLite website that lists the ones due to bugs in SQLite, and here's another titled How to corrupt your database

Basic Troubleshooting

To fix the error, try one of the following:

How to Fix this Error?

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If you are unable to resolve the error using the basic troubleshooting steps mentioned above, your data file is most likely to be corrupted and will need to be repaired using a Quickbooks Data Recovery Service.

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