QuickBooks has become a global brand in the accounting world. It provides you a variety of features and comes in multiple variants from which you can choose as per your requirements. There are various errors and issues as well in the QuickBooks software that can pop-up on your screen and effect your workflow. Errors in QuickBooks are divided in many categories that are differentiated in different error series such as 15xxx series, PSxxx series, C=xxx series, 6xxx series. Errors codes from QuickBooks 6xxx series are the most commonly error faced in QuickBooks that represent the issues in QuickBooks Company files.

How To Fix QuickBooks -6000 Series Error

This article will provide you all the possible errors and their causes in QuickBooks 6000 error series. You are also provided the solutions that you can perform to resolve these errors manually. However, you can always contact us at our QuickBooks Error Support Phone Number +1800-210-5289 and get an instant resolution for your issues.

Possible Error Codes In QuickBooks 6000 Error Series And Their Causes

Errors Possible Cause
-6176, 0 Firewall is blocking the connection between the two computers
-6000, -107 The .TLG file is corrupted
-6000, -1076 QuickBooks installation is corrupted
-6010, -100 A computer that is not the server is hosting the company file
-6138, -105
6210, 0
-6189, -83
-6190, -83
-6012, -1061 Incorrect network setup
-6144, -82
-6000, -78
-6129, -101 Incorrect folder permission or if the QB Database Server Manager is not working properly
6190, 816 Another user is logged in to the company file in single user mode.
It can also be a mismatch between the transaction log file (.tlg) and the company file (.qbw)
-6190, -85
-6190, -82
-6000, -832 This error normally occurs when hosting is turned on or the .ND file is not working properly
-6144, -304 When you start QuickBooks or open your company file and sometimes this happens on a sample file
-6190, 1005
-6189, 1005
-6000, -305 Incorrect network setup or it could be that the company file is damaged
-6073, -816 Multiple computers are hosting the file or it could be firewall settings are blocking the connection or it could be the file is damaged.
-6144,-103 The .ND file has an incorrect path to your company file or if the Windows user account used by QuickBooks Database Manager is damaged.
-6144, 0
-6120, 0 One of the work stations is hosting the company file or the firewall port 8019 is blocked.
-6087, 0 This error occurs when opening the file locally.
-6131, 0
-6147, 0 You receive this error when you open the company file or restore a company backup (.QBB)

How To Resolve QuickBooks 6000 Error Codes

Most of the errors in this error series can easily be resolved by guidelines provided by Intuit. This section of the article will provide you the solutions that you need to perform to resolve the QuickBooks 6000 errors. You may face error in both local or network  environment so you need to perform the solutions accordingly.

If You Are On A Local System

Solution 1: Rename the .ND and .TLG files

The .ND and .TLG files are part of your QuickBooks files and both the files contains same name as your company file but with the different extensions. These are the configuration files that allows QuickBooks to open a company file in multi-user mode.

You may encounter an error code from the 6000 series if these QuickBooks files gets damaged or corrupted. However, the error can easily be resolved by renaming the .ND and .TLG files as renaming them will automatically create a new file within the same folder.

  • Press the Windows + E keys to open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder where your company files are located.
  • Search for the files that has the same name as your company file but with .ND and .TLG extension.
    • qbw.nd
    • qbw.tlg
  • Right-click on the file one by one and click on Rename from the drop-down list.
  • Type OLD at the end of the file name and hit enter.
  • Try to open the QuickBooks company file.

Solution 2: Open a sample company file

Opening a sample company file will make it clear to you whether the error is occurring in the company file or in the QuickBooks software. If the sample company file gets opened without any error then it means that your company file is damaged and if you get the same error then it means that your QuickBooks software is damaged.

  • From the No Company Open window, select Open a Sample File and choose a template for it.
  • If the sample company file is opening without any issue then your company file is damaged.

Solution 3: Copy The Company File On Desktop

Copying your company file to the desktop can also help you in resolving the issue. This will help you to check whether the location where your company file is located is damaged or not. If you are able to open the file from desktop then the folder containing your QB data files is damaged. If the error is still occurring even after opening it from desktop then your QuickBooks company file is damaged.

  • Press the Windows + E keys to open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder where your company files are located.
  • Locate and highlight your QuickBooks company file by just clicking on it.
  • Now, press the CTRL + C
  • Navigate to the desktop and press CTRL + V keys to paste the file.
  • Press and hold the CTRL key and double click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • From the No Company Open window, click on Open or restore an existing company.
  • Select your company file from the desktop and click on Open.
  • If you still get the error then you need to go the next solution

Solution 4: Restore a backup

Try to restore a backup of your company file that you created recently. If you  are facing any error while restoring the backup then you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Make sure your computer is not hosting. To check, do the following:
    • Open the QuickBooks company file and go to Files > Utilities.
    • If you see the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option then:
      • Select the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access
      • Select Yes in the Stop hosting multi-user access and then click on Yes in the Company file must be closed notification.
    • The path of your company file is less than 210 characters.
      • Open the Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + E
      • Copy the file location from the address bar.
      • Paste the path on your notepad and check the characters in it including the spaces. For example: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Sample Company Files\QuickBooks 2018\Sample_company_file.qbw is 125 characters.
    • Try to restore the backup of your QuickBooks company file.
    • If you are still facing the error then go to the next solution.

Solution 5: Use ADR to restore your backup

If you know that your company file is located in your local system then you can recover your lost data using QuickBooks Auto Data Recover.

You Are Opening The File Over The Network

Solution 1: Check if Hosting is turned on, on all workstation

One of your system must be hosting the company files.

  • Open the Product Information window by pressing the F2 key
  • Note down the Local Server information and make sure that the hosting for the current system is disabled.

Solution 2: Rename the .ND and .TLG files and restart/rescan the Database Server Manager

The .ND and .TLG files are important part of QuickBooks database and you require these files to run QuickBooks. These files are the configuration files and QuickBooks requires to open a company file in a network or multi-user mode.

If these configuration files gets damaged or missing, you may face various errors from the 6000 error series. The errors can easily be resolved by renaming the files as renaming these files will automatically create another new files.

  • Press the Windows + E keys to open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder where your company files are located.
  • Search for the files that has the same name as your company file but with .ND and .TLG extension.
    • qbw.nd
    • qbw.tlg
  • Right-click on the file one by one and click on Rename from the drop-down list.
  • Type OLD at the end of the file name and hit enter.
  • Try to open the QuickBooks company file.

The Database Server Manager is a tool that hosts all your QuickBooks file on a network. If you are facing some errors related to the company files then restarting the Database Server Manager can be helpful for you in resolving the error.

  • From the Start menu, go to All Programs > QuickBooks > QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Go to the Scan folders tab and click on Add folder (if no folders are visible). If there are folders available then select the folder with the files and click on Scan.
  • Make sure that the QuickBooks Company Files Found message is appearing at the bottom.
  • Try to open the QuickBooks Company File to check if the error is resolved or not.

Solution 3: Open a sample company file locally installed on a workstation

By opening a sample company file, you will be able to identify whether the error is occurring in your company file or it is occurring due to the damaged installation of QuickBooks. If the same error occurs while opening the QuickBooks sample company file, it means your QuickBooks software is damaged and you need to address it as soon as possible.

  • From the No Company Open window, select Open a Sample File and choose a template for it.
  • If the sample company file is opening without any issue then your company file is damaged.

Solution 4: Open the company file locally

If you are on a network environment and get any error from 6000 series then try to open the file on your local system. Doing this will help you validate if the issue is with the location or not. If the file gets opened from the desktop of your local system then it means the location is damaged. It is also possible that the folder path is too long or deep and QuickBooks couldn’t reach out to it.

  • Press the Windows + E keys to open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder where your company files are located.
  • Locate and highlight your QuickBooks company file by just clicking on it.
  • Now, press the CTRL + C
  • Navigate to the desktop and press CTRL + V keys to paste the file.
  • Press and hold the CTRL key and double click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • From the No Company Open window, click on Open or restore an existing company.
  • Select your company file from the desktop and click on Open.
  • If you still get the error then you need to go the next solution

Solution 5: Close all QuickBooks processes

  • Log in to the hosting system as an administrator.
  • Open the Task Manager by pressing the CTRL + ALT + DEL
  • Navigate to the Processes tab
  • Locate and close all the QuickBooks related tasks.
  • Open QuickBooks company file in multi-user mode.

Solution 6: Check the folder permission manually

Sometimes, the error can occur due to insufficient folder permissions. QuickBooks doesn’t have appropriate rights for the folder where your company files are located.You have to check the folder permissions and set them according to the QuickBooks. Open the QuickBooks file again and if you still get the same error then you need to see the next solution.

Solution 7: Configure firewall ports and Anti-Virus Software

Sometimes you might be facing the error because the firewall settings are not configured according to QuickBooks. Misconfigured firewall settings can restrict various QuickBooks process and throw various errors. QuickBooks 6000 can also occur in such situations. You need to disable the firewall and antivirus software and then try to open QuickBooks company file.

Technical Support For QuickBooks Company File Issues

The provided solutions should help you in resolving the QuickBooks 6000 Error Series. This article has covered all the possible solutions that can be performed to resolve any QuickBooks company file error. You need to resolve all these errors as soon as possible as you also face some data damage issues in the future. In case, of you couldn’t resolve the error manually then you can get in touch with us at our toll-free QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1800-210-5289 to get an instant resolution for your issues.

How To Fix QuickBooks -6000 Series Error: [Company File Errors]
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