How to Troubleshoot Quickbooks Error 80070057?

QuickBooks error 80070057 is a common run-time error that you can encounter when you are trying to open a company file on the system. You may encounter this error when you are using QuickBooks in multi-user mode and opening the file over the network. This can be because of some insufficient permissions that you face the 80070057 QuickBooks error. The error message states “ The parameter is incorrect” or when you press ok, you will be redirected to any message screen. In case you have come across the QuickBooks error 80070057, this article will be helpful. Read the article till the end to know in detail.

Quickbooks error 80070057 Dialog Box

Factors leading to the occurrence of the error

  • In case the Network data files are damaged or corrupted.
  • If firewall settings are not configured correctly or provide insufficient permissions
  • You may also face the error if you are trying to open the QuickBooks file directly from the shared folder.
  • In case the antivirus system installed is blocking the multi-user mode in QuickBooks.

Solutions to getting rid of QuickBooks error code 80070057

Here are some of the proven methods that you can use to fix the 800700057 QuickBooks error. If followed in the same way as mentioned, you can fix the error easily.

Solution 1: Scan all the QuickBooks file with the help of the database server manager

To start with, you may face an error because of the issues with the company file. You can then scan all the QuickBooks files with the Database server manager. Follow all the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you will have to press the Windows or start key on the keyboard.
  • You will then have to look for the QuickBooks database server manager.
  • When found, you need to choose the option to add the folder and the Browse folder window will open on the screen.

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  • After this, you need to redirect to the location where you have stored the required company file.
  • When you have found the file, you need to click on the ok option.
  • Now, click on the start scan option and the process of file scanning will begin.
  • Wait for the process to complete. When the process will complete, you may have to open the QuickBooks company file again.

Solution 2: Modify the settings of the firewall

Now, you may face the error 80070057 QuickBooks because your firewall installed is interrupting the working of the QuickBooks application. So, you may have to change the settings of the firewall to fix the error. Follow the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you will have to add the required exceptions in the firewall.
  • You will then have to look for the instructions to change the firewall settings in the manual provided to you. Make sure that you allow the exchange of the data.
  • After this, you will have to uninstall the firewall from your system and then install it again.

Solution 3: Move the company file to the original location

In case your required company file is not stored in the original location, you will have to move it back. Here are all the steps that you need to follow.

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  • To start with, you will have to end the QuickBooks process running on the system.
  • When done, you will have to find your required file.
  • When found, you will have to right-click on the file and then choose the option to copy the file.
  • After this, you will have to go to the original location where the QuickBooks files are stored. You will have to navigate to the folder QuickBooks/company files. Now, right-click on the name of the folder and then choose to paste the file.
  • When done, you will have to open the QuickBooks desktop and then click on the option to find a company file.
  • Next, you will have to click on the local drives option and then click on the name of the company file.
  • The scanning process will begin. Wait for it to complete. When complete, you will have to click on the option to open the file.

Solution 4: Modify the settings of Bitdefender

In case you are using Bitdefender on the system, this method can help you to fix the error code 80070057 QuickBooks. Here are all the steps that you need to follow.

  • To begin with, you will have to find the Bitdefender menu and then you need to select the antivirus program that you are using.
  • After this, you will have to click on the custom level option and then choose the option to exclude the path from the scan.
  • Now, choose the option to add a new item.
  • When done, you will have to choose the mapped drive or UNC path option and redirect to the company file.

Solution 5: Ensure that you are using the right extension in the file name

You may face the QuickBooks error 80070057 because of the wrong name or extension of the company file. Follow all the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you need to open the folder in which you have stored the company file.
  • When done, you will have to right-click on the name of the company file.
  • From the menu appearing, you need to click on the option of properties.
  • Now, you will have to click on the icon of QuickBooks and then you need to check the extension that the Filename is using and you need to open the QuickBooks application.
  • In the end, you will have to tap on the Ok option.

Solution 6: Make sure that QuickBooks is updated

Now, the next method that you can use to fix the QuickBooks error code 80070057 is to update the QuickBooks application in case you have not updated it. Follow all the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you will have to open the QuickBooks application and then click on the help option.
  • Next, you need to click on the option to update the QuickBooks application.
  • Now, you will have to click on the update option and then choose the reset update option. When done, you will have to click on the option to get updates.

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  • When done, you will have to start the QuickBooks application again.
  • Check if you are still facing the QuickBooks error code 80070057.

Solution 7: Use QuickBooks as an administrator

You may face the error 80070057 QuickBooks when you do not have enough permissions. So, you will have to try to use the QuickBooks application as an administrator. Follow the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you will have to find the QuickBooks icon on the screen and then right-click on it.

80070057 Quickbooks error

  • From the menu, you need to click on the option to run QuickBooks as an administrator.
  • You will now have to open the QuickBooks application. In case it is opened automatically, you are good to go. If it doesn’t open automatically, you will have to redirect the tool to the location where you have stored the company file. Choose the appropriate file and then click on the option to open it.
  • In the end, check if you can still face the error.

Final words

These were some of the methods that you can use to fix the QuickBooks error code 80070057. Also, you can use the QuickBooks Tool Hub to fix the issue if the above methods didn’t work for you.  All methods are doable and will surely help you to get rid of the error 80070057 QuickBooks. In case you fail to resolve the error on your own, you can consult the technical team.

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