QuickBooks has proven its worth for boosting the productivity of businesses by providing credible accounting and maintaining their business records online. They enjoyed the perks of using the wide range of features offered by the software. Even after all this, being software, it is prone to random errors that may occur due to uncertain reasons. For example, Users have faced QuickBooks Error 6147 while Accessing their company file in QuickBooks. If you were also troubled by this error, keep reading and figure out ways to eliminate it.
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About error 6147
This error is related to the company file of your QuickBooks. Trying to access a company file or restoring the backup file will lead to this error flashing on your screen. The dialogue Box mentions a problem with the data file because any damage to your QB files will lead to this error.
The main conditions that caused this error in your QuickBooks are mentioned below-
- Your QuickBooks file (Company/Backup) is corrupted.
- Your OS is outdated, or the system doesn’t match the requirements of QuickBooks.
- Restoring a backup from any External or Network drive.
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Before trying any of the methods, you are advised to update your QuickBooks, OS (Windows, Mac, etc.), and every QuickBooks tool used.
Solution 1- Close all the QuickBooks processes
First of all, reach your host/Server computer and log in as an Administrator account. Then follow the steps given below-
- Press Ctrl + Alt + Esc simultaneously to open the task manager.
- Select the Users
- You’ll see a list of all the ongoing processes. Search for any processes related to QuickBooks, e.g. EXE, qbupdate.exe, and QBDBMgr.exe.
- Click on each of them and tap End Task.
After you have completed the steps move on to the next solution-
Solution 2-Renaming Files & running database server manager.
Follow the steps given below-
- Open the folder with your company file.
- Lookout for files with the same name as your company file but with extensions .ND & .TLG.
(Example- Companyfilename.QBW.ND or Companyfilename.TLG)
- Right-click on the files and choose Rename.
- Add .OLD at the last of the company file name.
Now, we’ll use Database Server Manager to locate and repair any issues with the firewall settings. It runs a scan on company files and rectifies any error it finds. Refer to the following steps for that-
- Open QuickBooks Tools Hub and select Network Issues.
- You’ll see QuickBooks Database Server Manager; open it.
- Specify your company file location there, or if it is already mentioned, then hit Start Scan.
After the completion of the scan, try restarting QuickBooks. If you see any error again, move to the next solution.
Solution 3-Disable your firewall or antivirus and reinstall QuickBooks.
It might be possible that your antivirus is blocking your QuickBooks files. Disable your antivirus and then reinstall QuickBooks. Make sure you install the latest version and download it correctly.
If QuickBooks starts to work again perfectly, the issue is rectified.
Solution 4-Use the File Doctor Tool.
You should make sure you have the latest version of QuickBooks Tool hub on your computer.
- Open the QuickBooks Tool hub and click on company file issues.
- A tab will open with a search bar for the file location. Select the company file if it is listed; if not, click browse and locate it.
- Click on Check for both damage and network connectivity issues.
Try Reopening the company File in QuickBooks; if it opens, your issue is sorted.
We have reached the end of our blog; we tried to focus on QuickBooks Error 6147 and its aspects. You got to learn the solutions you can try to rectify the error. We hope that the error was resolved and your QuickBooks is running fine again. If this is not the case, contact QuickBooks Desktop technical helpline at +1 800-579-9430 for quick help and support.