QBWC1039 Unable to Access Quickbooks Error

Error QBWC1039 crops up when you try to reconnect the company file to a third-party application or to Warehouse Manager using the QuickBooks Web Connector.

When you encounter this error you the following message is displayed:

“Error QBWC1039: There was a problem adding the application. Check the QBWCLog.txt for details.”

The message is also followed by:

“Error Unique file ID required.”

Why Error QBWC1039 occurs?

The error is mainly caused due to two reasons:

  • The QuickBooks company file has been moved from its initial location.
  • The third-party application or Warehouse Manager was incorrectly removed from the QuickBooks Web Connector.

How to resolve the QBWC1039 error in Quickbooks?

You need to reinstall the .qwc file to Web Connector. It gets installed in a very short time.

Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. Step One

    Visit the website and download the QBWC CP3 tool. Keep a note that the download requires Internet Explorer 10, Chrome, or Firefox browsers.

  2. Step Two

    To install the tool double click the QBWC_CP3Tool_Installer.exe file.

  3. Step Three

    After the installation, select launch the QBWC CP3Tool.

  4. Step Four

    Minimize the tool

  5. Step Five

    Download the .qwc file for your application:

    💠 You can find the .qwc file with a click on setting the icon/maintenance option if you are using Warehouse Management.
    💠 If you are not sure of using .qwc file for another application, contact your third-party agency for detailed information.

  6. Step Six

    Open QuickBooks Desktop and select the company files that are having problem.

  7. Step Seven

    Make a backup copy of this company file.

  8. Step Eight

    Bring the QBWC CP3 tool back up on the screen by clicking it in the Taskbar.

  9. Step Nine

    Click Select File and locate the .qwc file.

  10. Step Ten

    Click Remove Stamp.

  11. Step Eleven

    When the Application Certificate appears, select the third option. When the QB company file opens, and then click continue.

  12. Step Twelve

    Click yes in the Application Access Request window.

  13. Step Thirteen

    Click Done on the access confirmation message.

  14. Step Fourteen

    As back up is already created click OK.

  15. Step Fifteen

    The QBWC CP3 tool will display a confirmation message if the owner ID was successfully removed.

  16. Step Sixteen

    Close the QBWC CP3 tool.

  17. Step Seventeen

    Install the .qwc file to the Web Connector:

    💠 Open Web Connector and click Add application.
    💠 Go to the .qwc file for your third-party agency and open it.
    💠 Input the password credentials in the Web Connector, and click yes on the message to save the password.

    The Web Connector is now ready for synchronization process.

Need Professional Help?

Even after following the above solution the problems persists you can call QuickBooks customer support. The QB customer support team includes expert Pro Advisors, skilled and capable of resolving the error instantly.
Alternatively you can choose support from third party agencies when the QuickBooks team is engaged for a long time.

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  1. Why does QBWC 1039 occur in QuickBooks Desktop?

    There are numerous factors behind the occurrence of this error or that can promote error code QBWC 1039.

    Check out the listed down reasons:

    💠 Due to name changes of your company file 
    💠 Problems with the application’s compatibility between the company file.
    💠 When the company file for QuickBooks is then moved or relocated from its original location, the error code may come into view.
    💠 Failure to remove the third party application or Warehouse Manager may also promote the QBWC1039 QuickBooks error code. 
    💠 When QuickBooks Administrator restricts third-party applications from being integrated.
    💠 If you’ve already made a few attempts to integrate the application.*

  2. How to deal with the QBWC 1039 error in QuickBooks?

    There are various ways to get rid of this error such as :

    💠 Create a backup company file
    💠 Restore the backup of your file to the previous location 
    💠 Rename and save QB company file
    💠 Configure Web Connector
    💠 Allow the third-party applications to access the company file
    💠 Required unique OwnerID/FileID pair value

  3. How do I allow third-party applications to access the company file?

    Here’s how you can allow third-party applications to access the company file:

    💠 Initially, go to the “Edit” tab and then select the Preferences
    💠 Next, select the “Integrated Applications”
    💠 And then select the “Company Preferences” option 
    💠 Now, uncheck the checkbox option named “Don’t allow any applications to access this company file” 
    💠 Then tap the “Yes” button within the “SDK App Authorization” window
    💠 And then allow the applications you would like to add
    💠 Finally, press the “Ok” button to confirm the changes made.

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