Why My QuickBooks Won't Open? How to Fix it

by Alex Poter Technical Export

QuickBooks is a professional tool for small and medium-sized businesses. It can handle all your financial activities like payroll, audit, GST, receipt management, Invoice, and other services. But what happens if QuickBooks won't open. Users face the same issue when they open the QuickBooks. It can be a little bit scary, as it contains all the business's financial details. But don't have to worry, we are here to solve your problem. With this blog, we explain the reasons and the method why your QuickBooks not opening.

Reasons Why QuickBooks Won't Open?

If the QuickBooks does not open after many tries, there can be many reasons for this. Some of them are discussed below:


  1. Due to damaged system hard drive and can't support to open the big program like QuickBooks. 

  2. The QuickBooks installation procedure was inaccurate.

  3. Using outdated operating system to run QuickBooks.

  4. Due to a corrupted product registration file (QBWUSER.INI).

  5.  The data file name consists special character or is too long.

What are the Symptoms of QuickBooks not Opening?

  1. The computer screen stucks more often than usual.
  2. QuickBooks is not loading the company files.
  3. The operating system process is very slow.
  4. QuickBooks closes while accessing
  5. While sending the direct deposit, the Payroll freezes.

How to Fix QuickBooks Won't Open issue?

The first thing to fix QuickBooks not opening is renaming your company file of limit 65 characters (no special characters). Below are some possible solutions which you can try to fix the issue.

Solution 1: Run Quick Fix my Program from QuickBooks Tool Hub

If any program creates issues that can raise problems while accessing the QuickBooks can be fixed by Quick Fix my Program Tool. This program is in the QuickBooks Tool Hub, and you have to download it from Intuit's official website and install it. Now, follow the steps to fix the QuickBooks won't open issue:


  1. Open QuickBooks Tool Hub.

  2. Then, from the left panel, choose the Program Problems section.

  3. Now, tap on the Quick Fix my program tab, and the tool runs and fixes the issue in the application.

  4. After the procedure completes, try to access the QuickBooks again.

Solution 2: Use the Windows Repair Utility

If the Quick fix my program doesn't fix the QuickBooks won't open issue, then use the repair utility of Windows to complete your action. Before using this, make sure to create a backup of company files. Now follow the steps:

  1. After creating the backup, restart your computer.

  2. Then, click on the Start menu and go to the control panel.

  3. Now, choose Programs and click on Uninstall a program.

  4. Find QuickBooks from the list of programs and choose the Repair button.

  5. After the Repair process is done, tap on Finish and restart the computer.

Final Words

With the help of this blog, we present to you the best method to fix QuickBooks won't open issues. It is a common issue, but you can fix this by following the methods. If you still find any difficulties or your QuickBooks not opening again, then our experts are 24x7 available at the QuickBooks support number. They will provide the best solution.

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Created on Apr 11th 2022 06:54. Viewed 338 times.


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