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How to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 6144

    Landed into QuickBooks Error Code 6144 and seeking for the right procedures to chuck this error off? Well, the guide will provide you with a thorough explanation of the error. You will construct a clear picture of the error based on its causes and symptoms. You can then proceed to the troubleshooting section with ease. Taking on problems like this is not as simple as it appears. Due to obstacles, the user must deal with a number of issues. However, there will be no disruption to your peace of mind because this post contains all of the remedies in one location.

    QuickBooks error code 6144 is one of the most typical difficulties. When you try to open the company file, you will usually see this problem. When you run into this issue, you won’t be able to do anything on the primary or additional PCs. The most common reason for QuickBooks Error Code 6144 is your company file is in the wrong path in .ND.

    What Causes QuickBooks Error Code 6144?

    • Server network problems
    • Viruses or spyware have corrupted QuickBooks and Windows files.
    • File deletion or a faulty window registry
    • Incomplete QuickBooks installation or a corrupted QuickBooks download

    Signs and Symptoms of QuickBooks Error Code 6144

    The symptoms are different according to the errors that you face such as company files, updates, installation, and many others. Here are the symptoms are:

    System Requirements to Avoid QuickBooks Error Code 6144

    There are a few basic prerequisites that must be met here. When the prerequisites are not completed, your QuickBooks application may experience an error or malfunction. The following are the fundamental system requirements:

    1. Processor: 2.0 GHz
    2. Browser: Internet Explorer Browser 6.0
    3. RAM: 512 MB
    4. CD ROM: 4 x CD-ROM drive
    5. Internet: Internet connection is required
    6. Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and above.

    Troubleshooting Methods to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 6144

    The below troubleshooting are discussed based on two different scenarios. Let’s check out them:

    If the Company File is Opened Locally

    In this scenario, the file is saved on your computer that has QuickBooks installed.

    Rename the .ND and .TLG Files

    The .ND and .TLG files enable you to operate QuickBooks company files over a network and in multi-user mode. If these files are damaged or corrupted, QuickBooks Error Code -6144, 0 can occur, and renaming these files can help you repair the issue.
    🔹 Open the default location for your QuickBooks company file “C:\Users\Public\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company File”
    🔹 Now, seek for the .ND and .TLG files
    🔹 Do a right-click them and choose Rename, then add “.OLD” to the end of the file
    🔹 For instance, CompanyName.qbw.ND is now CompanyName.qbw.ND.OLD
    🔹 Changes CompanyName.qbw.TLG to CompanyName.qbw.TLG.OLD
    🔹 To confirm, select the “Yes” button.

    Opening a Sample Company File

    If the sample file does not open and an error occurs, the QuickBooks installation has been damaged and needs to be repaired.
    🔹 To view a sample file
    🔹 Within the “No Company Open” boxes, users must pick “Open a sample file” followed by choosing a file from the list of sample files
    Users must go to the next method if the file opens.

    Opening the Company File on your Desktop

    🔹 Users must locate the file with the .QBW extension in the file containing the company file
    🔹 They must then right-click on the file and select “Copy”
    🔹 Users on the desktop must right-click anywhere and select “Paste”
    🔹 After that, launch QuickBooks while holding down the Ctrl key, which will bring up the “No Company Open” window
    🔹 Then choose “Open or restore an existing company” and go to the desktop to find and open the copied company file.

    Restore a Backup

    QuickBooks creates a new company file from the backup company file (.qbb) when you restore (.qbw).
    🔹 Select Open or Restore Company from the File menu in QuickBooks
    🔹 Choose “Next” after selecting Restore a backup copy
    🔹 Then click “Next” after selecting Local Backup
    🔹 Look for your backup company file on your PC
    🔹 This is how it should look: [Your company name].qbb
    🔹 Choose a location for your restored company file by selecting a folder and then choose Open
    🔹 Select “Save” when you’re finished
    🔹 If any warnings about potentially overwriting your data appear, choose the option that best suits your needs. If you’re not sure if you want to overwrite something, then don’t.

    Restore the Backup using ADR

    Auto Data Recovery (ADR) is a function in QuickBooks Desktop that allows you to restore all or almost all of your data in the event of data loss or corruption. Data recovery is usually possible using Intuit Data Services. However, the procedure can take some time, and you may be unable to use QuickBooks for a few days as a result. Using the ADR to recover lost or corrupted data can be a quicker process. However, it should only be utilised after you’ve exhausted all other options.

    If the File is Opened Over the Network

    In this Scenario, the company file being opened is saved on the server or some other computer.

    Check if the Hosting is on at Every System

    🔹 Ideally, all company files should be stored on a single PC/server
    🔹 To access the “Product Information” window, users must hit the F2 key
    🔹 They should then look for “Local Server Information” to make sure hosting is disabled.

    Rename the .ND and .TLG Files and Rescanning/Restarting the Database Server Manager

    🔹 Users must choose Windows Start >>> All Programs >>> QuickBooks >>> after renaming the files. Then select “Scan Folders” in QuickBooks Database Server Manager
    🔹 If no folders exist, choose Add Folder; otherwise, users must highlight the folder containing the files and select “Scan”
    🔹 Check to see if the company file is in the box labeled “QuickBooks company files found”.

    Close all the Processes

    🔹 After logging in as the server’s administrator
    🔹 To open the Task Manager, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and select “Users” to see all processes
    🔹 Select “End Task” after highlighting all QuickBooks processes
    🔹 Then, in multi-user mode, open the company file.

    Download and Run the QuickBooks Database Server Manager

    🔹 Press CTRL+J to access your downloads after downloading QuickBooks Tools Hub
    🔹 Select QuickBooksToolsHub.exe from the list of downloads
    🔹 Accept the app’s changes by clicking Yes
    🔹 To install it, select Next, and then Yes to accept the license agreement
    🔹 Install after clicking Next (It may take some time)
    🔹 Click Finish after the installation is finished
    🔹 Now go to QuickBooks Tool Hub and click on it (Icon will be available on your desktop)
    🔹 Choose QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the Network Issues tab.

    Scan your Company File Location

    🔹 Select the “Scan Folders” option
    🔹 Select the folder where your company file is stored by clicking Browse (.QBW)
    🔹 Select “Ok” and then “Start Scan”.

    In Conclusion

    We hope that this information helps you understand how to fix QuickBooks Error Code 6144; however you may encounter a number of challenges while using or following the methods. If you have any questions about this post or are having problems with the procedure, you may contact our QuickBooks Helpdesk Team through our platform.


    Does configuring the Firewall Ports and Anti-virus Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 6144? 

    Many times, some QuickBooks apps may be blocked by antivirus and firewall software. You must contact the developer/vendor of Anti-virus to resolve this.

    Can I use any QuickBooks Tool to Remove QuickBooks Error Code 6144 from my System Screen?

    Intuit suggests QuickBooks File Doctor tool, if there is a company file or network related issue. The below steps help you how to make use of the tool:
    🔹 Press CTRL+J to go to your downloads after downloading QuickBooks Tools Hub
    🔹 Click QuickBooksToolsHub.exe from your downloads list
    🔹 To allow this app to make modifications, select “Yes”
    🔹 Now click Next to install it, and then Yes to accept the license agreement once again
    🔹 Select Next, then Install (It may take some time)
    🔹 When the installation is finished, click “Finish”
    🔹 Open QuickBooks Tool Hub now (Icon will be available on your desktop)
    🔹 Run QuickBooks File Doctor from the Company File Issues tab.

    How to Manually Check the Folder Permission?

    Go to the location where the ProFile returns are saved. Right click on the root folder and choose Properties. Select the Security tab, and then select Edit. Under Group or user names, select each name/group listed and ensures that Full control is selected under permissions. Select the Ok and again select Ok button. Finally, retry saving the files.

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