QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error and Possible Solutions?

Intuit’s QuickBooks is one of the top accounting software programs. Accounting and bookkeeping services are provided by this software to a wide range of small and medium-sized organizations. However, it is impossible to deny that QuickBooks encounters a wide range of errors. QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error is one such error encountered by users.

Many users typically encounter quickbooks unrecoverable error code as a result of internal or external snags.

In this article, we will discuss Quickbooks Unrecoverable Error and its possible solutions.

What is QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error?

QuickBooks unrecoverable error is one of the most common errors that occur when you try to open your company file or when you click the save, print, or shop icon at the top of a transaction. This message indicates that your QuickBooks software has had a “major application fault.”

It generally displays a variety of numeric codes. Each error has 10-digits in a 5 digit space, 5-digit sequence.

When a user attempts to open a QuickBooks file and the software is unable to locate the requested file, an error notice appears that states, “QuickBooks has encountered a problem and needs to close.

QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error

Please keep in mind that XXXXX in the figure above represents one of the unrecoverable error codes.

Common Unrecoverable Errors in QuickBooks

These are some of the significant elements that may result in QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error, as well as the codes that may be observed in conjunction with it. The list attached below is not exhaustive and you may encounter more errors.

13730 84631 19758 63847 02457 79428
20888 41171 00227 55008 00000 14775
15563 13890 13824 75582 0051 46274
00000 15204 20103 33023 31197 00540

Situations in which QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error May Occur 

List down below are some of the scenarios in which QuickBooks Unrecoverable error may occur:

  • At the time, you attempt to start, open, or view a company file.
  • While closing a company file
  • When attempting to close windows at QuickBooks company file.
  •  During the download of the most recent payroll updates.
  • During the backup of the company file
  • When the QuickBooks file is being verified or rebuilt.
  • When a transaction or record is being saved
  • When sending the payroll via direct deposit.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error

It is vital to look over the symptoms of QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error since this will help you detect the problem promptly and find an appropriate solution before additional productivity loss occurs.

List down below are the symptoms of quickbooks unrecoverable error code.

  • The QuickBooks Desktop window crashes.
  • QuickBooks Desktop crashes as soon as it is opened
  • The update progress stalls at random or does not finish in hours.
  • QuickBooks Desktop freezes, thus a user is unable to work
  • QuickBooks desktop will not receive a software update
  • While doing a specific task, the software will crash.
  • A saved transaction on the company file will not be found by the user.

Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error 

A user can resolve quickbooks unrecoverable error code by attempting one of several ways. To completely resolve the problem, the user must follow all of the instructions.

Solution 1: Prevent QuickBooks Desktop from opening all windows upon startup.

  • Press the Alt key and then double-click the QuickBooks icon.
  • Once the dialog box appears on the system, release the alt key and enter the password of the currently logged-in account.
  • Now, press the OK button and once the application is launched, press the Alt key once again.
  • At last, release the Alt key to end the process.

Please note that when the QuickBooks application launches,  you should close any background apps and windows by selecting the “Close all windows” option from within the application.

Solutions 2: Copy the Company file to your desktop

  • To begin, navigate to the folder where you have saved the company file.
  • To find the file with the .qbw extension, make use of the “locate option.”
  • This file should be copied and then moved to your desktop, where it will be pasted.
  • Now, press the ‘CTRL key’ and start the application, which will display the application message “No Company Open’’

No Company Open Window

  • Finally, click on Open, and navigate to the file where you pasted the company file.

Solutions 3: Troubleshoot QuickBooks desktop

Please note that this solution has to be followed only when the above two solutions are not helping to resolve quickbooks unrecoverable error code.

  • To re-register QB objects in the windows, use the “Reboot.exe
  • After that, you must manually repair the Microsoft.net framework that has been installed.

.Net framework

  • Once done, reinstall the QuickBooks Desktop on the device. However, it is advised to update the latest version of the QuickBooks software.

Update QuickBooks software

Solutions 4: Suppress the QuickBooks Desktop

Step 1: To begin with, suppress the desktop while starting QuickBooks

  • Press and hold down the “Ctrl key
  • Then, double-tap the QuickBooks application icon.
  • Following that, hit the “Ctrl Key” again, till the No company Open Window displays on the screen.

No company Open Window

Step 2: While opening up a company file, Suppress the desktop

  • From the No company open window, select the required company file.
  • After that, tap and hold the Alt key while also selecting the open icon.
  • Continue by releasing the Alt key if redirected to the login details, and then enter the login credentials.
  • The important thing to remember here is that if you are not routed to the login screen, keep pressing the Alt key.
  • Then, hit the Alt key before clicking the OK tab. You must ensure that the Alt key is not released until the file has completely opened.

Suppress the desktop

Solutions 5: Use QuickBooks Component Repair Tool

QuickBooks Component Repair Tool

  • Download and install the QuickBooks component repair tool first.
  • After that, you must run the tool and follow the Wizard’s directions till the end.
  • The following step is to update Windows and restart the system.

update Windows

  • Lastly, open the program to check, whether it works or not.

Solutions 6: Creating a new window admin

New Window Admin

On Windows 8 and Windows 7 

  • The first step is to hit the Windows + R keys to open the Run window.
  • After that, go to the Control Panel and click the OK button.
  • Then, pick the User accounts tab, and then, select the Manage another account tab.
  • The next step is to select the create new account tab and then enter the new account’s name.
  • Following that, select the Administrator tab, followed by the Create Account tab.

On Windows 8.1

  • To open the Run window in Windows 8.1, press the Windows + R key.
  • After that, type the control panel and then click the OK button.
  • The next step is to go to the user accounts tab, then manage another account tab, and then to the other accounts tab option, as well as the add an account tab.
  • Moving on, you must login in without a Microsoft account, then select the local account button.
  • Following that, input the username, password, and password hint, and then click the next button.
  • You will then be routed to the manage other accounts window, where you should choose the newly created account and then click the edit icon.
  • When you get to the finish, click on the admin tab.
  • Finally, press the OK button.

On Windows 10

  • To begin, go to the Start menu and then to the Settings tab. Along with that, select the accounts tab, followed by the family and other users tab.
  • Then, under the other user’s symbol, click on the Add someone else to this computer icon.
  • The next step is to pick the I don’t have this person’s sign-in information icon. Also, click the Add a user without a Microsoft Account button.
  • Next, enter the name of the new account before clicking the Finish button.
  • The important thing to remember here is that you must assign a password to the new account to secure its security.
  • The following step is to pick the just created account, followed by the Account type tab.
  • After that, it is supposed to select the administrator tab and then press the OK icon.

Windows Server

The license system technician is in charge of the servers. You should take the following steps:

  • To begin, launch the database server management.
  • Next, go to the tools menu and pick computer management.
  • Later on, local users and groups must be expanded. Additionally, select the group option.
  • To proceed, double-click on the admin groups and then enter the admin properties windows tab.
  • Following that, you should select the Add Option tab.
  • Now, select the users, computer systems, service accounts, and groups window.
  • Finally, enter the name of the account you want to add to the local admin groups. 
  • Also, click the OK button.

Solutions 7: Identify the number of users affected

To open a similar company file, you must identify the number of people who are influenced by using various login credentials. If the error occurs in a specific user and the credentials are damaged, make sure to recreate the user. The steps involved in this process is as follows:

Condition 1: Regular user is damaged:

  • You should begin by selecting the setup users and passwords tab.
  • Then, select the set up users tab.
  • The following procedure is for Enterprise users: In the company menu, select the user’s option.
  • Then, click the set up customers and roles icon.
  • Then, click the Add user icon and enter the user name and password. Select the next icon.
  • Also, avoid using the compromised user name.
  • The following step is to personalize the customer as needed, followed by a click on the finish icon.
  • Then, from the file menu, choose the close company/logoff option.
  • The final step is to sign in to the QuickBooks company file with the new log-in information.

Condition 2: Admin user damaged:

  • In this case, you must download the QuickBooks tools hub.

Please keep in mind that the quickbooks tool hub is a collection of QuickBooks tools. It can assist a user in resolving any common errors. Before utilizing the tool, make sure QuickBooks is closed.

Solutions 8: Use QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery

QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery

You can restore your damaged or deleted QuickBooks backup files using the QuickBooks auto data recovery method. This strategy will assist you in fixing QuickBooks Unrecoverable Errors.

Read More - Quickbooks Adr File – What is Auto Data Recovery and How to Use It?

Solutions 9: Change the way you save the form

  • To save the transaction, use either the save and close or the save and new tabs at the bottom of the form.
  • The following step is to avoid leaving the pointer on a blank line on the sales form. Alternatively, leave the same on a line with an item filled in.
  • Before saving the transaction, click on to be printed.
  • To print, navigate to the file and select Print Forms.

If you receive a quickbooks unrecoverable error code while printing, make changes/edit the options.

  • To begin, select the preferences tab from the edit menu.

Preference tab

  • Then, under the company preferences tab, click on clear the save transactions before selecting the printing checkbox.
  • The final step is to press the OK button to save the changes.

Solutions 10: Download QuickBooks Tools Hub and run Quick Fix my Program

Step 1: First and foremost, download and install QuickBooks Tool Hub.

  • The first step is to shut down QuickBooks.
  • It is advised to download the latest version of the QuickBooks tool hub. You must save the file in a location where it can be easily accessed. It should be noted that if you already have the tool hub installed, you can search for the version and then select the home tab.
  • The following step is to open the downloaded file (QuickBooksToolHub.exe)

QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • Next, follow the onscreen instructions to install and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • When the installation is complete, double-click the tool hub icon on the Windows desktop to launch it.

Step 2: Run “Quick fix my Program” from the tool hub

The “Quick fix my program” will terminate any open background processes used by the QuickBooks software. This will run a quick repair on the program.

  • Go to the QuickBooks tool hub and choose the program problems.
  • Then select the quick fix my program option.

QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • Then start the QuickBooks desktop and access the data file.

We have attempted to include all the major solutions to resolve QuickBooks Unrecovered Error in this article, and we hope that it will assist you in overcoming such issues. However, if the problem persists, you can contact the technical team.