Cannot Open Quickbooks Error

If you face difficulty opening a company file in QuickBooks, you can solve the fixes for the general issues with some troubleshooting steps.

Troubleshooting of Cannot Open QuickBooks File Error

A common problem that QuickBooks users face is while they are opening their company files. The software restricts the user to approach the file when he attempts the same. The below steps work for QB Pro, Premier single user mode, If you using the Enterprise Suite version So need to consult QuickBooks Enterprise Tech Support Number for resolving this issue.

Causes Behind The “Cannot Open Quickbooks Error”

The company file may not open successfully in QuickBooks accounting software for several reasons.

The reasons include:

  • Improper method to open the particular type of file
  • Problems with reports or other windows open within the file
  • Using the wrong version of QuickBooks to open the file
  • Issues with the location of the file such as access permissions
  • Compressed or encrypted files
  • Problems with the file name and file extension
  • Damage to the data in the file

The error messages that the user might face are as mentioned below:

  • -6000 series errors that starts from -6000, -6123, -6144, or -6189
  • HX0X error that includes H202, H303, or H505 indicates network issues. QuickBooks File Doctor tool resolves the issues for most the cases
  • C= messages such as C=343 or C=422.
  • Unrecoverable error messages
  • 3371: This message indicates damage to the QuickBooks installation
  • Warning: QuickBooks cannot open this file because it exists as a Read-Only file

How to Fix QB File Not Opening Issue?

Intuit has recommended many solutions to resolve this problem. Follow the order of the solutions while resolving the issue.

Move on to the solutions in sequence for better results:

  • Solution 1: Ensure QuickBooks Desktop is at the latest release
  • Solution 2: Open the file with the same version that last opened it
  • Solution 3: Open the file directly through QuickBooks
  • Solution 4: Prevent reports and other QuickBooks windows from opening by holding down the Alt key
  • Solution 5: Try to open a sample company
  • Solution 6: Move the company file to a new location
  • Solution 7: Check the properties of the file
  • Solution 8: Rename the company file
  • Solution 9: Open the file from the new location
  • Solution 10: Turn off multi-user hosting
  • Solution 11: Edit the file extension
  • Solution 12: Edit the file extension
  • Solution 13: Troubleshoot the QuickBooks installation

If the problem still prevails you can contact QuickBooks customer support. The QuickBooks experts ProAdvisors provide you with instant resolution so that you can resume your work hassle-free.

The Intuit certified Pro-advisors are approachable via various modes like phone support, email support, live chat, etc. Sometimes due to some valid reasons, you fail to reach the support professionals. In such a scenario, you can contact other reliable agencies.

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โœ How to Open File in MultiUser QuickBooks


  1. How to find the cause of the inability to open the file in QuickBooks?

    ๐Ÿ’  Locate the Windows Start option
    ๐Ÿ’  Enter File Explorer into the search field
    ๐Ÿ’  Now open the File Explorer
    ๐Ÿ’  Discover the QuickBooks.exe file in the QuickBooks folder
    ๐Ÿ’  Now hold down the CTRL key on the Keyboard
    ๐Ÿ’  Give a double-click on QuickBooks.exe
    ๐Ÿ’  Once done now open the QuickBooks
    ๐Ÿ’  Now open the company file
    ๐Ÿ’  If you canโ€™t attempt a second test
    ๐Ÿ’  Open a Sample file
    ๐Ÿ’  If it causes the error, then the program is producing an error

  2. What are the primary causes of the inability to open the company file in QuickBooks?

    ๐Ÿ’  The issue with reports within the file
    ๐Ÿ’  When using the incorrect version of QuickBooks
    ๐Ÿ’  Encrypted or compressed files
    ๐Ÿ’  Corrupted data
    ๐Ÿ’  Wrong File extension or filename

  3. When do you verify the file properties in QuickBooks?

    ๐Ÿ’  Locate the Windows Start option
    ๐Ÿ’  Click on File Explorer
    ๐Ÿ’  Discover for and search your company file
    ๐Ÿ’  It displays on the Company File and then gives the right-click on it
    ๐Ÿ’  Choose the Properties option
    ๐Ÿ’  Click on the Advanced menu
    ๐Ÿ’  Choose to uncheck the Compress option and encrypt checkboxes
    ๐Ÿ’  Hit on Ok button



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