Ended up with the QuickBooks desktop error 6177 and don’t know what to do? If that is the case, then reading this article can be of great assistance for you. This error can be seen with an error message that states “QuickBooks is attempting to open this company file”.

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This type of error indicates that the software is unable to use the path to the company file. Moreover, it is also seen when a user uses QuickBooks in multi-user mode. At the time when the user tries to access the company file, the error pops up on the screen successfully.

To know more about the process of how to fix QuickBooks error message 6177, 0, keep reading this article ahead is suggested. Or you can also contact our team professionals and let our team will ensure to provide you with immediate tech assistance.

What leads to QuickBooks error code 6177?

One can end up in the QuickBooks error message 6177 due to the following reasons:

  • One of the major reasons can be if the system files mistakenly deleted that are related to QuickBooks.
  • Another reason can be if there is any virus or malware attack.
  • If the QuickBooks desktop doesn’t use the path to open the company file.
  • One can end up with this issue if there is an incomplete installation or corrupted download.

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Viable Solutions to Resolve the QuickBooks Error Code 6177

The user can try to fix the QuickBooks company file error 6177, 0 by performing the solutions below:

1st Solution: Update the file location

In case the user keeps the company file on a server, an external hard drive, or in the cloud, the user should change its location. Just perform the steps below to move it to the local drive back again to where it was.

Step 1: Moving the company file

You are required to perform the following steps on the server system. In case the user doesn’t have the access to it, then it’s fine. You can also follow the steps on one of the workstations.

  • Initially, open the Windows start menu on either the Server system or workstation.
  • Afterward, type in File Explorer into the Search and open File Explorer.
  • The next step is to Search for and open the QuickBooks folder. Tap on the F2 key.
  • Find the company file that ends with .qbw extension.
  • You should now write down the Drive name and location. The user will put the file back here later on.
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  • The last step is to Move the company file from the folder to C: drive and move the file, not the whole folder.

Step 2: Make a portable company file and restore it to the server

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Step 3: The company file is now on a local drive

Users can create a portable company file. This is a compact version of the financial data.

  • The initial step is to open the QuickBooks desktop on the system to which the company file is moved.
    • And then, choose Open or Restore an existing company.
    • The next step is to Browse for and open the company file you moved to C: drive.
    • Now, choose the File menu and opt to Quit QuickBooks.
    • After that reopen QuickBooks.
    • And move to the File menu and choose Open or restore company.
    • The next step is to hit on the Restore a portable file and opt for the Next tab.
    • After that, find and select the Portable company file you created.
    • And also choose the Open and Next tabs.
    • To restore location, opt for the Drive originally moved the company file from.
    • Hit on Save. This will put the company file back on the network.
    • Choose the File menu and opt for Quit QuickBooks desktop.

2nd Solution: Update the QuickBooks desktop

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In case the user hasn’t updated the QuickBooks desktop yet, then it is suggested to update QuickBooks immediately.

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3rd Solution: Reopen the QuickBooks software

  • Initially, launch the QuickBooks desktop.
  • After that opt for Open or restore an existing company instead of choosing a Company from the list.
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  • Next step to pick the Open a company file option and then hit on the Next tab.
  • Now open the Portable company file (QBM) that you have moved to the new folder.

4th Solution: Reset multi-user hosting

  • In the beginning, open QuickBooks on your server computer.
  • Afterward, choose the File menu and head to the Utilities option.
  • Next, choose Stop Hosting Multi-User Access and then hit on Yes to confirm it.
Stop Hosting Multi-User Access - Screenshot
  • Then, choose the File menu and opt for the Quit QuickBooks option.
  • Thereafter, open your QuickBooks again, (Note: It should be noted that you do not need to open your company file)
  • Afterward, hit on the File menu and proceed to the Utilities option.
  • The next step is hit on the Host Multi-User Access option and Yes to confirm.
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  • Lastly, hit on the File menu and then choose Quit QuickBooks option.

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5thSolution: Manually fixing the file path

Step 1: Process to Locate the .ND file

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  • The first step is to open the File Explorer on the server system and look for the QuickBooks folder.(File Explorer can be accessed by tapping the Win + E keys together).
  • After that, Find the file with the Company name and .ND at the end.
  • Also, right-click the ‘.ND’ file and choose the Delete tab.

Step 2: Configure the database server manager

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  • Here, you need to download and install the QuickBooks database server manager.
  • After that, open the Windows Start menu on the server system.
  • Later on, type in ‘Database’ into the Search and open QuickBooks database server manager.
  • Choose the QuickBooks folder holding the company file.
  • Afterward, hit on the Start scan and also opt for the Close tab.
  • Set the folder permission to share the company files.
Summing Up!

By now, you might be able to fix the QuickBooks error 6177, 0 successfully. However, if the error persists for some reason, then in that case it is highly recommended to reach out to our Axpert Advisors team professionals at 1-800-615-2347, and let them rectify the issue on your behalf.

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