Often facing QuickBooks error code 1926 can be very much annoying. This error is often experienced due to insufficient rights for specific folders. This error is often seen with an error message that says:

“You do not have sufficient permissions to the specified folder. To use QuickBooks in multi-user environment, you must have read/write access and create/delete rights to the folder where the company file is stored”.

You do not have sufficient permissions to the specified folder - Image

In case you are also facing the QuickBooks error code 1926 issue, then reading this article till the end would be of some help. However, if you are seeking for professional help, then contacting our support team using our toll-free would work.

Major factors causing QuickBooks error code 1926

The below stated reasons can cause such an error in QuickBooks.

  • You can experience this error if you are unable to access files as a result of insufficient permissions.
  • If the QuickBooks file is saved in a secure area, like the root of drive C:/ or program files on a windows PC.
  • If the file is stored in a password protected area.
  • Company file is damaged can lead to such an error.

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What fixes QuickBooks error code 1926?

Performing the below steps can help the users in fixing the QuickBooks error code 1926:

Procedure 1: Download QuickBooks tool hub and run QuickBooks file doctor

  • At first, you should download QuickBooks tool hub.
  • After that save the file to the system.
  • Head to the downloads folder.
  • Double click the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file
  • You should carry out the on-screen prompts.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • End the process by opening the system and start the QuickBooks tools hub.
QuickBooks Tool Hub - Icon
  • Now from the tool hub program you need to select Company File Issues.
Company File Issues in Tool Hub - Image
  • Next, choose Run QuickBooks File Doctor option. It can take up to one minute for the file doctor to open.
  • In File Doctor you need to choose your company file from the drop-down menu.
  • After that choose Browse and search option to search your file.
Diagnose file in QuickBooks file doctor - Image
  • Now choose the Check your file and then hit on Continue tab.
Check the damage file only in file doctor - Image
  • Enter your QuickBooks admin password and then select Next.

Procedure 2: Make a new folder for the company file

  • The first step is to make a new folder.
  • After that, right click on the screen.
  • You should also select new folder.
  • Once done with that ensure that directory is same as the others.
  • Now, head to new folder.
  • After that, select paste from the right-hand menu.
  • You should ensure that you set up the folder permissions.
Changing the permissions of the windows temp folder - Screenshot
  • And then, open the QuickBooks desktop
  • Once done with that, choose file from the menu and then select the open or restore a company from the drop-down menu.
Open or Restore Company (QBPS)- Screenshot
  • Also, go for next tab from the drop-down menu.
  • Make a new folder and also select the company file.
  • Lastly, open the file.

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Procedure 3: Check for folder permissions

Allow full control - Screenshot
  • You should start Microsoft word or notepad.
  • Enter test in text field
  • After that, store the file in the same directory as the company file.
  • Head to start menu
  • Find the folder having the company file
  • You should then go for the properties tab
  • And also choose the sharing from the drop-down menu.
  • Next step is to click on the share add icon.
  • You should select the suitable QuickBooks data service user.
  • After that hit full control option
  • Complete the process by pressing share tab.

Procedure 4: Open QuickBooks as admin

  • You should open the system.
  • And also, shut QuickBooks.
  • Next step is to press QuickBooks icon.
  • After that right click the item.
  • You should also choose properties tab from the menu bar.
  • After that select the run this software as an admin from the compatibility tab.
Run QuickBooks in the compatibility mode - Screenshot
  • Enter the setting into effect and press apply tab.
  • Lastly click on OK tab.

Procedure 5: Move company file to default location

Move company file to default location - Image
  • At first, check QuickBooks program isn’t running.
  • You should then look where the company file is located.
  • Click on the company file
  • Make sure that QBW file extension is opted.
  • After that, right click the menu bar.
  • And select the copy choice
  • You has to return to the default location.
  • The last step is to select paste tab.

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With this, we come to the end of this article, where we hope that the information stated in above might be of some help in fixing the QuickBooks error code 1926 successfully. However, if there is any query, then contacting our QuickBooks error support team at 1-800-615-2347 would be of much help.


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