How to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 6000

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Are you an annoyed by QuickBooks Error 6000 and are seeking for ways and means to fix the same? QuickBooks error code 6000 can occur when you try to access or open the Company file. Through this article, you will get an elaborate insight into the various causes leading to the error code 6000 and the methods of troubleshooting the error.


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What Causes QuickBooks Error Code 6000?

There might be several possible reasons that can trigger QuickBooks error code 6000. Few of the prominent causes include:

  • Security software or Firewall blocking QuickBooks from getting access to the files.
  • Damaged ‘.TLG’ file(s).
  • Incomplete QuickBooks Installation.
  • Accidental deletion of essential QuickBooks files.
  • Multiple users logged into the same company file
  • Incorrectly configured Internet setups


How to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 6000?

You can see the examples in the above tables to show that the accounting software can create a real glitch and the business suppose to remain intact. Suppose, if for one day or few hours this accounting software go through breakdown then, there are multiple problem that may comes up which will leads to numerous hassles. An efficient QuickBooks certified expert can only resolve this issue. At such time, the best way to deal with the situation is to take help from the QuickBooks certified ProAdvisors.


Methods to fix QuickBooks Error 6000

Method 1 – Rename .ND and .TLG files


  • To Rename the ‘.ND’ and ‘.TLG’ files, follow the steps below:
  • Open ‘file explorer’ by pressing ‘CTRL+E’ keys simultaneously.
  • Search for ‘*.qbw’ in ‘Search this PC’
  • When you locate your company file under the list, right-click and select the open file location
  • Now in your company file location, navigate to your QuickBooks .ND and .TLG files
  • Add .OLD at the end of yours .ND and .TLG files to rename them.


Now open QuickBooks and see if the problem is resolved. If not, please proceed further with other troubleshooting steps below.


Method 2 – Restore a backup

  • Accessing QuickBooks
  • Navigate to File > Utilities
  • If you see ‘Stop hosting Multi-user Access’, click on it
  • You need to make sure that your company file location is less than 210 characters. If your file location is more than the default characters try to make it shorter.


Method 3: Open a sample Company file


  • In the ‘No Company’ open windows and click open a sample file
  • Select any file from the given list

If the sample file is open proceed with other step and if not please fix QuickBooks installation files.


Method 4: Copy file on the desktop

  • Open file explorer by pressing ‘CTRL+E’
  • Search for ‘*.qbw’ in ‘Search this PC’
  • Once you find your company file click on it and Copy the file by pressing ‘CTRL+C’ keys simultaneously.
  • Go to your desktop make a right click anywhere and choose Paste (CTRL+V)
  • Click on QuickBooks software while pressing CTRL key from the keyboard and that will prompt you to No Company open Window
  • Click Open or restore an existing company
  • Choose Open a company file and click Next
  • Navigate to Desktop and select your copied file and click Open


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After following all the above steps mentioned in the article, we hope that you may not face QuickBooks Desktop Error 6000 but in case if it still exists, reach out to our 24/7 QuickBooks Technical Customer Support Team


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