Developed by Intuit, QuickBooks is one of the most well known accounting softwares for business owners. It has completely changed the way accounting is done for small and medium sized businesses.
No matter if it’s the Desktop or Online version, QuickBooks is an integral part of how many businesses operate.
But like all programs, there are going to be flaws. QuickBooks File Doctor can help repair some files and get rid of some errors, but it does not help with everything. If you do come across an error message, the first thing you should do is try to understand the root of the issue.
Below we’ve highlighted some of the most common QuickBooks error codes, why they may arise, and possible solutions.
The most common error in QuickBooks is error code 6000. This error code usually appears when you are trying to open your company file. The following are the different -6000 series errors you may encounter:
This error may be occurring for one of the following reasons:
This error code can be fixed by running the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool or by copying the backup file (.qbb extension) or company file (.qbw extension) to a local hard drive. You can then restore the backup or update the file before moving it back to its original location.
There are a few possible reasons that you are seeing this error code:
In most cases, the error is resolved after restarting QuickBooks with increased permission.
If the error is still not fixed, QuickBooks File Doctor may be able to resolve it. You can also try moving the company file to the local or network drive or change the settings to select the correct server.
There are many different reasons why this error may occur, including:
The solution to error -6000, -83 depends on what the user was doing to make the error message pop up.
Below are a few example scenarios and possible ways to resolve this issue:
If you are seeing this error, it means you are attempting to open a file that is already in use. If you’re using QuickBooks in a multi-user environment, check the following items:
You’ll receive this error if QuickBooks is unable to use the path to open the company file.
There are a few different ways to go about resolving this issue. Some of which include:
Have you run into an error code not on this list? For more help on error codes, Intuit’s community forum is an extremely helpful tool for you to resolve any issues you may be experiencing. Additionally, QuickBooks training may be a good idea to get better acquainted with how to handle and troubleshoot error codes.