A Quick Guide to Fix QuickBooks Error 6190

by Devil Devis Certified Public Accountant

In the Quickbooks error 6190, the error message "QuickBooks was unable to open the file [path] on the host computer" can be seen. So, you can't get to the file. Learn more about this error and how to fix it by reading this post.

QuickBooks Error 6190

Reasons for the QuickBooks Error -6190

It may be damaged if you try to open a company file in QuickBooks and receive the error code -6190. Let's examine what caused the Quickbooks error 6190. The company file you tried to open in QuickBooks did not open successfully. Someone else could have accessed it. You and that user should activate the multi-user mode for simultaneous access to the company file. The data may also be in a network folder that only allows read access. If this is the case, you should request that your system administrator make the file public.

Because "another user is logged into the company file in a single-user mode," the file cannot be opened, according to the error notice. However, it is possible to correct the error by having the affected user move from single-user mode to multi-user mode.

Triggers of QuickBooks error -6190

There are a variety of triggers for the Quickbooks error 6190. Some of these are discussed below:

There is a discrepancy when comparing the company file with the transaction log file.

A transaction log file stores an organization's chronological record of financial dealings. The file is called [company file name].qbw.tlg and can be found in [company's storage location]. This file cannot be opened or converted to a Company data file (QBW). QuickBooks displays error 6190 when the "QBW" file does not correspond to the linked "TLG" file.

Cannot Perform an Update

Quickbooks error 6190 could also be caused by a failed update. For example, error -6190 appears when using a device with a newer version of the company file but an older version of the transaction file.

Single User Mode

A third potential trigger for this problem is if another employee uses Single User Mode to access the same set of company files. Multiple users can access different features in QuickBooks based on their working mode. In QuickBooks, the most significant limitation of Single User Mode is that QuickBooks Manager cannot be turned off.

Data Corruption

Possible further causes include QuickBooks data file corruption.

Methods of Fixing the Quickbooks error 6190

Payroll System Update

The QuickBooks error 6190 can be fixed by upgrading to the most recent version of the program. Here's one way to achieve your goal:

1.       Put an end to QuickBooks and your company's operations by closing the company file.

2.       Right-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon and select Run as administrator.

3.       On the screen, go to the Help menu and choose Update QuickBooks

4.       Go to the Options tab, and pick Mark All. Then you should select the Save option.

5.       Select the Reset Update checkbox on the Update Now tab.

6.       The Updates button must be selected.

7.       When QuickBooks displays the "Update Complete," you can exit the program.

8. relaunch QuickBooks. Select "Yes" if prompted to apply the update.

9.       After the setup is finished, you must restart your computer.

10.   See whether the problem persists right now. If so, move on to the next option.

File Renaming

Verify that you're accessing the company file from the correct computer. Give the files new names. No information will be lost as a result of this. By following these instructions, you can change the file's name:

1.       The company and transaction log files will share a common name but separate extensions.

2.       One company file will be called [company file name], and another will be called qbw.nd. It's up to you to determine which of these two is the company's record.

3.       Select the "Rename" menu item after the company file has been located. Replace the current name with something else or append "-OLD" to the end of the old one.

4.       Avoid removing the ".qbw.nd" or "extension" from the end.

5.       In the same way, when renaming the transaction log file, be sure to keep the extension.

6.       Log out of the system.

7.       Launch QuickBooks and attempt to enter the company file.

Verifying the Activity of a Single User Mode

Quickbooks error 6190 can occur, as previously noted if a single user is trying to access the company file. To avoid that, do as follows:

1.       Make sure no one is logged into QuickBooks while you work on the data file.

2.       Reboot the machines.

3. Save a copy of the data file somewhere other than its original location, like your computer's desktop.

Update Windows

1.       Install difficulties and other issues can be avoided and fixed with the help of updates.

2.       As soon as the updates are finished downloading, you should restart your computer.

3.       Reinstall QuickBooks Desktop.


We hope the solutions provided here will help you fix Quickbooks error 6190 and get access to your lost data again. However, it's essential to remember that while manual approaches may be successful in minor problems, serious errors usually necessitate using professional software for QuickBooks file repair and recovery. If you encounter further trouble facing this error, feel free to connect with our QuickBooks error support and reach out to us at +1-800-615-2347.

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