How to Fix the 6000 Error in QuickBooks When Opening a Company File?

Simple and Updated Troubleshooting Steps to Fix the QuickBooks Error 6000

The QuickBooks Error Code -6000 is one of the frequent difficulties that consumers go through. If you experience this error, QuickBooks will stop working and your desktop will display a message with an error code, such as error 6000, -107, error 6010,-100, error 6210, 0, error 6190, -82, error 6190,-85, error 6000,-305, etc. These errors are more frequently caused by a flawed or insufficient QuickBooks installation. There might be additional factors, though, and we’ll cover them all in this article. We’ll let you know how to correct this error in a simple way.

The users can easily resolve the QuickBooks error code 6000 issue by reading this article through to the end. However, contacting our devoted technical support team via our support line can be advantageous if you require any additional information. 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.

When does the -6000 error in QuickBooks occur?

This error code typically appears when you attempt to open a company file. Your desktop screen displays this error, which prevents you from opening the file. This error typically appears as the error code followed by two, three, or more digits. It resembles the form from QuickBooks Error 6000, xxxx.

Reasons for QuickBooks Error 6000

One or more of the following factors could be the cause of your -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.

Updated Fixes for QuickBooks Error 6000 When accessing a corporate file

It is advised that you check to see if your QuickBooks is updated before attempting to manually fix the issue -6000 series. You can download and install the QuickBooks File Doctor utility if it has been updated.

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.


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.


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.


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.

It will be possible to fix QuickBooks Error 6000 by completing the troubleshooting procedures in the specified order. If the QuickBooks Integration Manager error persists, we advise you to call the helpline at +1 (800) 443-6819. For a speedy resolution, our certified specialists will walk you through each step of the troubleshooting process as they are well-versed in fixing such application difficulties.