QuickBooks Error 6000- Meaning and Solutions

Tested Steps to Resolve QuickBooks Error 6000

QuickBooks is a piece of accounting software developed by Intuit. It is widely used accounting software by small, medium, or large-scale businesses. The good thing about QuickBooks is that it has a variety of advanced features that make accounting easier. Regardless of how good this software is, it is prone to errors at times. Thus, it is necessary to categorize errors to simplify the resolution for complex accounting software like QuickBooks. Many of these errors are grouped and coded in specific ways to indicate the similarities they share in the resolution steps or to identify affected components. One such group is the 6000 series error, which consists of seven or eight-digit codes accompanied by a message indicating that the software is unable to open the company file requested by the user. In this article, we will delve into the specifics of QuickBooks Error 6000 and walk you through the steps involved in resolving such problems.

Different 6000 Series Error Codes

QuickBooks Error 6000

When a 6000 series QuickBooks error occurs, it displays 3 to 4 digit errors along with a message indicating that the company file cannot be opened.

The following are the most common 6000 series errors that cause the file to become corrupt:


Possible Causes


The firewall blocks the connection between two computers.

-6000,107 The .TLG file is corrupted
QB Error -6000, 107 QuickBooks installation is corrupted


-6138, -105

-6210, 0

-6189, -83


The company file is hosted by a local computer that is not the server.

-6012, -1061

-6144, -82


-6000, -82

Incorrect or Inaccurate network setup.

-6190, 816

-6190, -85

-6190, 82

Any other user is logged in to the company file in the single-user mode.

A mismatch between the transaction log file (.tlg) and the company file is also possible (.qbw)

-6000, -832 When hosting is enabled or the .ND file is not functioning properly.

-6144, -344

-6190, 1005

-6189, 1005

When you start QuickBooks or open your company file, this happens, and it can also happen on a sample file.
-6000, -305 Incorrect network configuration or a corrupted company file.
QB Error:
-6073, -816
Multiple computers are hosting the file or it could be a firewall setting blocking the connection or it could be that the file is damaged.

-6144, -103

-6144, 0

The .ND file contains an incorrect path to your company file.

If the Windows user account used by QBDM is corrupted.

-6120, 0 The company file is hosted on one of the workstations, or the firewall port 8019 is blocked.
QB Error

-6087, 0

This error occurs when the file is opened locally.
Error Code: 

-6147, 0

This error occurs when you open the company file or restore a company backup.
Error Code:

-6129, -101

Wrong folder permission or a malfunctioning QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 6000

There could be several reasons for QuickBooks error code 6000 to occur. Several of them are listed below:

  • QuickBooks files are being denied access due to a firewall.
  • The .TLG files have been damaged or corrupted
  • QuickBooks installation files are missing or damaged.
  • Many users have access to the same company file.
  • Your internet connections are misconfigured.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 6000

  • When the QuickBooks Error 6000 message appears, it corrupts the program window.
  • When the message is auto-populated and shown on the screen as “Windows Installation error code 6000.”
  • Windows runs slowly by default and responds to mouse or keyword input.
  • In most cases, your computer “freezes” for a short period.

Now that you’ve learned about the symptoms and causes of QuickBooks error 6000, you’ll want to know how to fix it. Before we get into the troubleshooting solutions, it’s worth noting that updating QuickBooks and running the qb file doctor can sometimes resolve QuickBooks error code 6000.

Let’s go over the quick fixes for QuickBooks error 6000 and other 6000-series errors.

Fixing QuickBooks Error 6000

QuickBooks error 6000 is easily remedied by performing a backup, configuring the firewall and antivirus software, opening the company file in a different location, and renaming the .ND and .TLG files

Let us go over these solutions separately:

Solutions 1: Perform a backup

Even after moving to a different location, if the company file did not open, then a person can perform a backup of the company file to check if the problem persists with the current company file (.QBW).

Follow the below-given steps, if you are experiencing trouble while restoring a backup:

  1. Firstly, ensure that your computer is not hosting:
  • Open the company file
  • Click on the file with the “Menu” option; select the “utilities” tab.
  • If the option “Stop Hosting multi-user Access” is selected:
  •  Select the option “Stop Hosting Multi-User Access.”
  • Choose the “Yes” tab in the Stop hosting multi-user access windows.
  • Close the windows in the company file by clicking the “YES” tab.

Perform a backup

2. Ensure that the path to the company file should not be more than 210 characters long:

  • Navigate to the company’s file location.
  • Copy the path from the address bar
  • Now, you are required to count the character, including the spaces, and paste it on the notepad.

3.  Retry the company file restoration.

Solution 2: Configuring the Firewall and Antivirus Software

  • Open QuickBooks Database Manager
  • Locate the port monitor tab and the QuickBooks version.
  • Make a note of the Firewall port number
  • Open your Windows firewall
  • Click on Advanced Settings
  • Right-click on the inbounds option, and select the New rule option.
  • Click on Port
  • Click Next

Solution 3:  Opening the company file in a Different Location

It is necessary to ‘Open the company file locally.’ Furthermore, by opening the file locally, you are testing to see if there is a problem with the location of the company file. If one of the files opens, it is saved to the desktop, which indicates that the location is either damaged or too deep. If it is exceeded with a file system that has a path limitation and still does not open after changing the location, the file may be damaged.

  • Open the folder containing your company’s file.
  • One can find the QB file with the extension of .QBW
  • After performing a right-click on the QB file, select the ‘’Copy” icon.
  • To get to the desktop, simply right-click on it and then select the “Paste” icon.
  • In addition, if you open QuickBooks while holding down the control key, you will be directed to the “No Company Open” window.

No Company Open window

  • Do not select or click on the “Open or restore an existing company” option.

Open or restore an existing company

  • There is also a requirement to move to the desktop, after which one can locate and open the QB Company file that you copied.

Solution 4: Renaming the .ND and .TLG files

.ND and .TLG files are associated with your QuickBooks data. These are configuration data files that enable QuickBooks to access a company file over a network or in a multi-user environment. When you open your QuickBooks data files, you will almost certainly encounter these errors if these data are corrupted or damaged. Renaming these files will not result in the loss of QB files.

  • Open the folder containing your company’s file.
  • Also, look for files with the same filename as your company’s files, but with different extensions. The use of .ND and .TLG allows the company to search files more effectively.
  • Clicking the right-click on each file, and then there is a process to choose a rename.
  • To each file name, append the word “OLD.”

Following our discussion of the major QuickBooks error code 6000, let us now look at the meaning and solutions to some of the major 6000-series errors.

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QuickBooks Error 6000 83

When a user attempts to open, backup, or restore a company file, QuickBooks error 83 occurs. A message will appear on the screen stating that an error occurred when the Quickbooks accounting software attempted to access the QuickBooks company file. Such errors can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • Some of the QuickBooks files are missing
  • Permissions for the network server are insufficient.
  • Insufficient permission for windows server.
  • Insufficient permissions for QBDataServerXX
  • The shared folder or company file has been corrupted
  • More than one computer is in hosting mode.
  • QuickBooks files are being blocked by a firewall or any other security software.

How to fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83

As there are different solutions available, the task you were performing in QuickBooks when the error occurred will decide which solution will work for you:

  1. Run QuickBooks File Doctor: Download QuickBooks file doctor from the Intuit website and run, then check whether QuickBooks error 6000 83 is fixed.
  2. Turn off hosting mode on all user computers: In QuickBooks, go to Files, then Utilities, and turn off hosting mode. This should be done on all computers except the one that hosts the company file.
  3. Fix QuickBooks error 6000 83 manually: If qb file doctor is unable to run successfully on your PC, you must resolve the QuickBooks error code 6000 83 manually. Take the following steps:
  • Update QuickBooks to the most recent version.
  • Configure your firewall software so that QuickBooks files can be accessed via the internet.
  • If necessary, change the permission so that company files can be shared.
  • Scanning the folder containing the company file yields the Network Descriptor (.nd) file.
  • Using QuickBooks Database Server Manager, confirm that only the server computer is in hosting mode. Hosting should be turned off on all other computers.
  • Make sure QBDBMgrN.exe is listed in the server’s Task Manager. Check that the value in the User Name column of the QBDBMgrN.exe row is correct.
  • Open the QuickBooks company file on the computer, serving as the host:

→ Save the file to your Windows desktop. 

→ Log in to QuickBooks Desktop. 

→ Now, open the company file that was saved to your desktop. 

→ If QuickBooks error 6000 83 persists, the company file may be damaged. 

→ You can fix this by restoring a backup company file, recovering data with QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery, or sending your company file to Intuit’s data recovery team.

  • If the company file opens without error, you must copy the company file back to its original location. Before copying the company file back from the desktop, rename the company file in the original location.
  • Open QuickBooks and then navigate to the company file. Check to see if the QuickBooks error 83 is present.

QuickBooks Error 6000 832

When attempting to open your QB company file as a QuickBooks accounting software user, you may encounter QuickBooks error 6000 832. The error -6000, -832 appears on the screen with an error message. According to the error message, the QuickBooks user is unable to open the company file.

This error can be caused by various factors such as:

  • QuickBooks users may have accessed the company file via a network, or the QuickBooks installation files may be missing.
  • Inadequate network server permissions.
  • If multiple workstations are attempting to host the company file.
  • QuickBooks files are being blocked by your antivirus or firewall.
  • If a non-Us or Canadian version of Windows is used.

How to fix QuickBooks Error 6000 832

QuickBooks error 6000, 832 can be easily resolved by implementing a few solutions, which are discussed below. Let us go through each process, one by one:

Process 1: Updating the QuickBook desktop

Update QuickBooks Desktop

To fix this error, you are advised to download and run the QuickBooks file doctor tool. You should also keep the QuickBooks software up to date to avoid any future errors.

Process 2: Change or rename the name of .ND or .TLG files

By simply changing the name of .ND or .TLG, you can get rid of QuickBooks error 6000,832. This can be accomplished by following the steps outlined below:

  • Open the folder having the company names.
  • Search for files with .ND or .TLG extensions.
  • Followed by renaming each file and adding “Old” at the end of each file.

The QuickBooks database server manager will be in charge of hosting the QuickBooks company files. It is recommended that after renaming the .ND and .TLG files, you restart the database server manager and re-scan the QuickBooks files.

  • Begin by opening the Start menu, then navigate to All Programs.
  • Search for QuickBooks.
  • The QuickBooks database server manager was then launched.
  • Navigate to the Scan Folders tab.

QuickBooks database server manager

  • If no folders are available, then select “Add folder.
  • After that, confirm that the QuickBooks company file appears in the box below. The box’s title will state that the QuickBooks company files have been discovered.
  • Try opening the file again.
  • Now, open QuickBooks and sign in to the company file with your admin credentials.

Process 3: Confirming folder permissions

New share Wizard

  • Right-click on the company file folder and choose Properties.
  • Select the Advanced option on the security tab.
  • Select QBQDataServiceUserXX and then click on the Edit option

Computer Management

  • Check that the following settings are enabled:

Traverse Folder/Execute file

Read attributes

List folder/Read data

Read extended attributes

Create files/write data

Create folder/Append data

Write attributes

Write extended attributes

Read permissions

If the permissions are incorrectly set, follow the steps below:

  • Select Properties from the context menu of the folder containing the company file.
  • Navigate to the security tab and then select the Edit option.
  • Select QBDataServiceUserXX and then click on full control.

QB Data Service User

  • Click on Allow and then click on Apply and hit the OK button.

Process 4: Ending all the QuickBooks activities

  • Log in as an admin on the system.
  • To open the task manager, press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together.
  • From the user, select Show Processes for all the users.
  • Select all the QuickBooks processes and then hit the End Task option.
  • In the last step, switch to multi-user mode to open the file.

Process 5: Opening the sample company file

You must open a sample company file that has been installed on the system. If the sample company file fails to open and an error message appears on the screen, it means that the QuickBooks installation is damaged and needs to be repaired. The following steps must be taken:

  • The first step is to move to a No company open window.

No company Open window

  • Go ahead and click on open a sample file.
  • Following that, you will see a sample company file. You should also select the sample file.
  • If the sample file appears, you must proceed to the next solution.

Process 6: Ensure that the hosting is switched off on all system

  • To begin with, press the F2 key, and then a product information tab will open up,
  • Search and click on local server information
  • Now, ensure that the hosting is turned off. 

Process 7: Copying QuickBooks file on the Desktop

Another option is to copy the QuickBooks file to the desktop, which can be accomplished by following the steps below:

  • To begin, open the folder in which the company file is saved.
  • Search for the .QBW file.
  • The file is then copied and pasted to the desktop.
  • The next step is to open the QB by pressing and holding the control key. The no company open window will then appear.
  • You must choose to open or restore an existing company

open or restore an existing company

Process 8: Restoring a backup of the company file

  • To begin this procedure, open the company file >> File >> Utilities.
  • Then, click the stop hosting multi-user access button.
  • If a message appears that says, “Company file must be closed,” select yes.
  • Proceed to the company file.
  • Finally, copy the path address from the top and restore the file.

Process 9: Configuration of antivirus and firewall

At times, antivirus and firewall software may prevent access to specific QuickBooks files. If such an issue arises, you will need to configure the firewall’s ports and add an exception for the antivirus program. After making changes, you should check to see if QuickBooks error 6000 832 persists.


Hopefully, this technical article has helped you gain a thorough understanding of QuickBooks error 6000. If you are unable to resolve the error on your own, you may seek assistance from the technical team.