Simple and Updated Troubleshooting Steps to Fix the QuickBooks Error 6000

One of the common errors in QuickBooks encountered by users is the QuickBooks Error Code -6000. If you receive this error, your desktop will show interrupt your QuickBooks operations and show a message that will have an error code in the form of specific error codes like the error 6000, -107, error 6010,-100, error 6210, 0, error 6190, -82, error 6190,-85, error 6000,-305, etc. These errors are more often related to an erroneous or incomplete installation of QuickBooks. However, there may be other reasons as well, all of which we shall be going through in this article. We shall make you know of the easy methods of fixing this error.

Reading this article till the end can help the users get rid of the QuickBooks error code 6000 issue with much ease. However, for any further details, getting in touch with our dedicated technical support team using our support line can work in your favor. Our team of experts works dedicatedly round the clock, to provide the best possible support services. We have successfully catered unmatched services to clients around the globe.

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Various types of QuickBooks desktop 6000 series errors

These are the different -6000 series errors you may see on your desktop screen:

ErrorsPossible Cause
-6176, 0Your firewall  blocks the connection between two computers
-6000, -107The .TLG file is corrupt
-6000, -1076Your QuickBooks installation is corrupt
-6010, -100A computer that is not the server is hosting the company file
-6138, -105
-6210, 0
-6189, -83
-6190, -83
-6012, -1061Incorrect network setup
-6144, -82
-6000, -82
-6129, -101Incorrect folder permission or the QB Database Server Manager isn’t working right
-6190, 816A user is in single-user mode while they work in the company file.
It can be a mismatch between the transaction log file (.tlg) and the company file (.qbw)
-6190, -85
-6190, -82
-6000, -832This error happens when hosting is on or the .ND file doesn’t work right
-6144, -304When you start QuickBooks or open your company file and this happens in a sample file
-6190, 1005
-6189, 1005
-6000, -305Incorrect network setup or there’s damage to your company file
-6073, -816Multiple computers are hosting the file, firewall settings block the connection, or there’s damage to the company file
-6144,-103The .ND file has an incorrect path to your company file or there’s damage to the QuickBooks Database Manager Windows user account
-6144, 0
-6120, 0One of the workstations hosting the company file or the firewall port 8019 is blocked
-6087, 0This error occurs when you open the file locally
-6131, 0
-6147, 0You receive this error when you open the company file or restore a company backup (.QBB)

When does QuickBooks error -6000 appear?

Mostly, you receive this error code when you try to open a company file. This error pops up on your desktop screen and restricts you from opening the file. Generally, the general format of this error is the error code followed by two, three, or more digits. It looks something like the form QuickBooks Error 6000, xxxx.

Causes behind the QuickBooks Error 6000

There might be one or more of the following reasons to cause you -6000 series error.

  • Your QuickBooks file got corrupted.
  • The network connection isn’t configured properly.
  • Two or more users are logged in for the same file.
  • The server isn’t allowed to access to access the company file(s).
  • The user doesn’t have permission to access the file.
  • You are trying to restore a previous backup of your file.

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Updated Solutions to Resolve QuickBooks Error 6000: While Opening Company File

Before you try to manually fix the error -6000 series, it’s recommended that you check if your QuickBooks is updated. If it’s updated, you can download and install and the QuickBooks File Doctor tool.

Note: You can also download the file doctor tool using the QuickBooks tool hub program.

QuickBooks File Doctor tool - Screenshot

If the issue persists, try the following troubleshooting steps.

1st Solution: Opening the company file locally

There may be an issue with the current location of the company file. You can try moving it to another place like the desktop to open it.

  • You need to first open the folder the company file.
  • Furthermore, find the file with the .qbw extension.
  • You now have to right-click the file and choose the Copy tab.
  • Right-click the desktop and choose the Paste tab.
  • You now have to hit the Ctrl key and open QuickBooks.
  • You will now be directed to the No-company open window.
No company file open windows - Screenshot
  • Choose Open or restore an existing company.
  • Head to the desktop and find the company file you copied and open.

Just in case you are getting the same issue, then opt for the other steps.

2nd Solution: Restore a backup

Many of the QuickBooks file errors, including error -6000 can be easily fixed by restoring a backup copy of your company file. That done, the file may work as new. In case you don’t know how to restore a backup, here is how you can do that.

  • Open the folder that has your company file and then opt for Open the File.
  • Proceed to the File menu and opt for Utilities.
Utilities option - Screenshot
  • If the Stop Hosting Multi-user access is on the list, choose that and pick Yes on the next two windows that pop up.
Host multi-user access - Screenshot Image
  • Ensure that the name of your company file doesn’t consist of more than 210 characters long.
  • Try to Restore the company file again.
Restore a backup file - Screenshot
  • If the issue persists, your file is corrupt and you can try the next solution.

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3rd Solution: Rename the ‘.ND’ and ‘.TLG’ files

Rename the .ND and .TLG files - Screenshot
  • Open the folder where your company file is saved.
  • After that find the Company file that you have to fix.
  • Note the name of the company file and search the files with the .ND and the .TLG extensions of the same name.
  • Right-click on the file and change their “Extensions“.
  • The file extensions must have “.OLD” after their names.
  • Try to reopen the file and log in.

4th Solution: Configure your firewall ports and the Anti-virus software

  • Locate the port Monitor tab and look for the QuickBooks version.
  • Copy or note down the Firewall port number.
  • Now access your Windows Firewall and head to Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click on the in-bounds option and choose New Rule.
Create a new rule in firewall settings - Screenshot
  • Lastly, hit on Port and then choose Next.

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5thSolution: Open up a sample of the company file

  • To open a sample company file, initially, open the folder that contains the required company file.
  • The next step is to find the file, with the extension “.QBW”.
  • After that, right-click the file and hit on the Copy option.
  • Moving ahead, right-click on the desktop and choose the Properties option.
  • Followed by, opening QuickBooks so that you are redirected automatically to the No company open window while hitting the Control key.
no company open message - screenshot
  • Next, bring back an existing company.
  • The last step is to Find the company file you have copied first, and then Open it and navigate to the desktop.

6th Solution: End all the QuickBooks-related processes

  • For performing this method, you need to log in as Admin.
  • And then, bring up the task manager by hitting the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.
  • After that, hit on the Users tab.
  • Following that, you need to hit the End task button, on every QuickBooks process (QBW32.EXE, qbupdate.exe, and QBDBMgr.exe) highlight.
End QuickBooks Processes - Screenshot
  • The last and final step is to open the file in the QuickBooks multi-user mode.

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7th Solution: Check the folder permission

Setting up folder permissions - Image

You might get these issues if the folder where you save the file doesn’t have the right permission. You should check the folder permissions to share company files. Try opening the file again.

8th Solution: Run the QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the QuickBooks Tools Hub

  • Download and Install the QuickBooks tool hub program on your system.
  • Now, open the tool hub program by hitting on the Icon.
QuickBooks Tool Hub - Icon
  • In the tools hub, you need to opt for Network Issues.
Network Issues Tab in Tool Hub - Image
  • After that, choose the QuickBooks Database Server Manager option here. 
  • Now you’ll be asked to install the QuickBooks on your server if it isn’t already installed.
  • Browse to the location of your company file and then opt for the Start Scan button.
Scan Company File in QuickBooks Database Server Manager - Screenshot
  • Finally, open your QuickBooks again and try to sign in to your company file.

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You shall be able to fix the QuickBooks Error 6000 by following the above-mentioned troubleshooting methods. This issue is related to company files and requires an immediate solution. In case the problem still persists after following the above steps, then in this case you can contact us for 24×7 quick and precise QuickBooks desktop error support services.


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