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How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6000, 83 (Company File Error)

    QuickBooks Error Code 6000,83

    In this post, we are going to discuss the causes and symptoms of QuickBooks Error 6000 83 as well as how to resolve it so continue reading till the end.

    That is the reason, the main thing is that a client needs to do is comprehend why QuickBooks is really tossing the errors. We have accumulated together with the reasons and answers for the most well-known errors which are tossed in QuickBooks Error 6000 83.

    While QuickBooks is an extraordinary accounting program for organizations, it’s additionally inclined to errors. This is the motivation behind why Intuit has given a different utility apparatus called QuickBooks File Doctor in order to repair the files as well as dispose of the errors; however, the utility is extremely essential and it can’t generally dispose off the considerable number of QuickBooks error 6000 83.

    Also Read: Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 6000

    What Is QuickBooks Error 6000, 83?

    First and foremost, you must be aware what the QuickBooks Error 6000 83 is all about. This error falls under the QuickBooks 6000 error series and can cause critical damage to the Company File as well as your computer. When this error occurs, you may see the following prompt on your screen:

    “An error occurred when QuickBooks tries to access the company file. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Intuit technical support and provide them with the following error codes: (-6000, 83)”.

    QuickBooks error code -6000, -83 - Screenshot

    Users shouldn’t avoid this at all as it could result in heavy data damage. Thus, to prevent any such adverse effect, you have to accurately find the causes and identify its symptoms so you can correctly fix it.

    Causes of QuickBooks Error 6000 83

    This error message will be displayed while QuickBooks error 600083 occurs. There can be different causes behind this error, mentioned below:

    • When installation of QuickBooks was not completed.
    • An organization file (.qbw) has been harmed.
    • The folder of company file has been harmed.
    • QuickBooks hosting has been set up on both of the servers rather than only one.
    • The server doesn’t have the right authorizations in order to get company files.
    • The client who is endeavoring to get to the organization records doesn’t have the right authorizations.
    • Administration QBDataServiceUserXX where XX is the variant number of QuickBooks is endeavoring to get to organization documents yet it doesn’t have the right consents.
    • A security program on the server is blocking permission to the organization document.

    What Are The Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 6000 83?

    There are a few symptoms or signs that you would notice if your program is facing the QuickBooks error 6000 83. Some of those are:

    • The QuickBooks Error 6000 83 displays itself on the screen simultaneously crashing the active program window
    • The Error message shows up on the screen constantly
    • System or QuickBooks desktop freezes intermittently
    • The Windows OS runs slow and doesn’t respond to keyboard inputs or mouse click

    Steps to Resolve QuickBooks Error 6000 83

    We hope by now you are aware of the various causes and symptoms of the QuickBooks Error 6000 83. Now, let us explore the different methods by using which you can resolve this error. 

    Total Time: 35 minutes

    QuickBooks Error 6000 83 While Restoring Company File

    If you come across the QuickBooks Error 6000 83 while trying to restore the Company file, this is what you need to do:

    🔷 Step 1: First, check if your Company file is stored on the server. If it is, you will need to move it to your local drive before you follow the remaining steps. Once the problem is fixed, you can move it back to the server.

    🔷 Step 2: Close QuickBooks Desktop on your server computer, then go to the File menu > Quit QuickBooks Desktop

    🔷 Step 3: Open Windows Start menu

    🔷 Step 4: Type “File Explorer” into the search box to launch File Explorer

    🔷 Step 5: Choose My Computer/This PC from the navigation bar

    🔷 Step 6: Now, choose and open your C: drive

    🔷 Step 7: Right-click on the screen, choose New > Folder to create a new file folder. Name it something simple like “QB Test Folder”
    🔷 Step 8: Create a backup company file and when prompted where to save the backup, save it in the folder you just created on the C: drive

    🔷 Step 9: Finally, restore your company file using the new backup
    After following the above-mentioned process if you don’t come across the QuickBooks error 6000 83 anymore, use the backup as the main Company file and not the old Company file. Also, it is suggested that you rename the file so you don’t make any mistakes.

    However, if you still face QuickBooks Error 6000 83, go through the procedures mentioned below for Windows as well as Linux to set your server accordingly. 
    For files kept on Windows Server, here is what you should do:

    Turn Off Hosting On Your Workstations

    🔷 Open QuickBooks on one of your workstations.
    🔷 Don’t open your company file. Instead, select the File menu and hover over Utilities.
    🔷 If you see the “Host Multi-User Access” option, don’t select it. Move on to the next workstation. This one isn’t causing the problem.
    🔷 If Stop Hosting Multi-User Access is an option, select it. This image shows the open File menu with utilities selected. You can see the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option.
    🔷 Repeat these steps on all of your workstations.
    🔷 If you still see QuickBooks Error -6000,-83, move on to Solution 2.

    Use QuickBooks File Doctor

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    🔷 Close QuickBooks
    🔷 Download the most recent version of the QuickBooks Tool Hub. Save the file somewhere you can easily find it. (Note: If you already have the Tool Hub installed, find out its version from the Home Tab)
    🔷 Open the file you downloaded QuickBooksToolHub.exe
    🔷 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the QuickBooks Tool Hub and press agree to the terms and conditions that shows on the system
    🔷 When the install finishes, double-click the icon on your Windows desktop to open the tool hub.
    🔷 From the Tool hub, choose Company File Issues
    🔷 Choose Quick Fix my File
    🔷 Now, Press OK once it completes and launch QuickBooks
    🔷 Next, From Tool hub, choose Company File Issues
    🔷 Then, click Run QuickBooks File Doctor. (Note: If the QB File Doctor doesn’t launch, locate the QuickBooks Desktop File Doc and open it manually.)
    In QuickBooks File Doctor, choose the Company file from the drop-down. If you can’t locate the file, click on Browse and search for it.
    🔷 Choose Check your file > Continue.
    🔷 Key in your QuickBooks admin password and then select Next.
    🔷 Time taken for this scan depends majorly on how heavy the file is and it could even take over 5 minutes.
    🔷 Lastly, once the scanning is finished, open QuickBooks and your company file

    Restore From a Backup

    If you have a backup of your company file, use it to restore your company file. If you don’t have one, continue on to Solution 4.

    Edit your Windows hosts file

    If you still have issues, you can test your network to see if it’s causing the error. Go to one of your workstations and follow the steps to edit your Windows hosts file.

    Check The Name Of The Backup File

    In order to avoid any problems, it is recommended to remove any signs, symbols, and special characters from the backup file name. Here’s how to do it:

    🔷 Go to Windows start menu
    🔷 Type file explorer and open it
    🔷 Locate and open the folder with the Company file 
    🔷 Now, click the file with .qbb extensions and select rename
    🔷 Next, erase any special or unwanted characters from the name
    🔷 Then, right-click on the folder and remove any special characters from here as well
    🔷 Lastly, restore the company file

    Close All QuickBooks Processes

    For this specific process, you have to follow the below-mentioned instructions:
    Login as the admin on the server system

    🔷 Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc on the keyboard to load the task manager
    🔷 Now, check processes for all users by choosing the users tab
    🔷 Additionally, highlight the QuickBooks process (QBW32.EXE, qbupdate.exe, and QBDBMgr.exe) and then choose End task.
    🔷 Next, open the company file in multi-user mode
    🔷 Finally, confirm if the error is solved

    Fixing QuickBooks Error 6000 83 Manually

    🔷 First, manually update QuickBooks to the latest version
    🔷 Next, configure/modify firewall settings
    🔷 Edit permissions, if needed
    🔷 Now, authenticate the hosting mode on the server system with QuickBooks database server manager and ensure that its turned off all other systems
    🔷 Ensure that the QBSBMgrN.exe file is seen under the task manager and verify whether the value in the users name column is accurate
    🔷 Next, open QuickBooks company file in the host system and copy them to the desktop. 
    🔷 Then, open QuickBooks and the company that you copied in the last step. If you still face the same problem, solve it by restoring the backup by using QuickBooks auto data recovery
    🔷 If the company file launches with no error, copy the company file back to its original place and rename it before copying
    🔷 Finally, open QuickBooks and company file to verify that the error is gone


    We hope that one of the options mentioned in this post helps you resolve your QuickBooks Error 6000 83. However, if you still face the problem, don’t hesitate to give a call or write to our expert team of QuickBooks professionals who work round the clock to offer you their guidance in such situations.

    💠Frequently Asked Questions

    How Can I Back Up The Company File Manually?

    Ans : To manually backup a Company file, you have to:

    💠 Go to File menu on QuickBooks > Switch to Single-user mode
    💠 Once again, go to File menu > hover over Backup Company > Create Local Backup
    💠 Choose Local Backup > Next
    💠 Click on browse to choose where you will save the backup and then press OK > Save it now > Next

    How To Restore A Backup Of My Company File?

    Ans : To restore a backup of the Company file, follow these steps:

    💠 Go to File menu (QuickBooks) > Open or Restore Company > Restore a backup copy > Next
    💠 Choose Local Backup > Next
    💠 Browse the computer for the backup file with extension .qbb
    💠 Choose a folder to store the restored Company File and select Open
    💠 Press Save.