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DBRepair - DMS Database Repair Utility


DBRepair - DMS Database Repair Utility

Occasionally, when working in Document Management System (DMS), you may need to perform Database Maintenance to ensure that the database is functioning properly.  There are a few methods to go about this, but this article will show the easiest and most effective way in repairing the DMS database if you suspect there is something wrong with it. 
Reasons for running DBRepair include:
  • DMS is running very slow.
  • Scanning is slow or unresponsive.
  • Error messages that reference "DBISAM".
  • DMS closing while working in the program.

Note: There are other issues that can cause these error messages, such as Windows security settings on your server or third-party applications (such as anti-virus software) causing interference with the database. If you run a DBRepair and it does not resolve your issue, please contact our support team.


Before you begin: Before running the DBRepair utility, it is essential that you have a current backup of your database.  If you have not already created a backup of your database, see Backing Up a DMS Database Before Doing a Repair for further details.
  1. Go to your Start menu, click on (My) Computer, then the C:\ drive.
  2. Go into the Program Files (x86) folder.
    • If this folder is not present, go into the Program Files folder.
  3. Go into the Intuit folder and then DMS folder.
  4. Double click on the DBRepair file.
  5. Click OK on the warning that opens.
  6. If the database path that is listed under Database is not the one you intend to repair, click Browse and navigate to the one you want.
  7. Click the Repair button.
    • Depending on the size of your database and how badly it needs to be repaired, this may take anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours to finish.
    • It is normal for some items to count 0% to 100% multiple times before continuing.
  8. Once the repair has finished (the window will say Operation Complete), click the Exit button.
  9. Verify that DMS is working.

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