How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6150?

by Devil Devis Certified Public Accountant

QuickBooks is an accounting software that was refined and marketed by Intuit. The software was first introduced in 1983. In 2005, the market was 74 percent in the US. In 2008, QuickBooks’s share of retail in the business accounting category was 94.2 percent. 

In 2020, Intuit gave us QuickBooks 2021. It has automated features and a better payment process. It's for small business owners to flaunt these features. However, it restricts us from using the company file.

QuickBooks error code 6150 1006

Understanding the causes will make it easier to solve the problem. In this blog, we will discuss the points that activate the error. In addition, we will talk about the problem-solving procedure.

What is QuickBooks Error 6150?

QuickBooks error 6150 arises when you attempt to use the company file. This error is also a part of the 6000 series of errors. The series comprises issues concerning the company file.

The first step is to identify the fundamental causes of the problem. And then move ahead with the solving procedure.

The Causes and Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 6150

The basic reasons behind the error are:

  • CryptoWall virus has affected your computer system.

  • QuickBooks needs to be installed correctly in your Windows.

  • Due to a corrupted company file of the application.

  • You have renamed the company files with the wrong extensions.

  • Viruses and malware affected QuickBooks.

  • When you run portable files instead of running QuickBooks desktop.

The symptoms to discover the errors are:

  • The error code shows up on the screen:6150 1006.

  • The keyboard and mouse have slow-moving inputs.

  • Active windows crash after the occurrence of QuickBooks error 6150.

  • When you can’t open the company files on other devices.

Methods to Fix QuickBooks Error 6150

Method 1: Inspect for CryptoWall.

  • Go to the search bar and write File manager, and hit Ok.

  • After opening the File manager go to Local drive (C:).

  • Locate the QuickBooks folder and open it.

  • And then, locate the file named Decrypt or Instruction.

  • Remember that you will locate the files in .txt or .html extension format.

  • Your system is exemplary if you see no file in the description. If you do, go to your antivirus provider to remove the CryptoWall virus.

Method 2: Restore the Backup File.

  • Launch QuickBooks and click on File from the tabs.

  • Then select the option saying Open or restore company.

  • After that, click on Restore a backup copy and Next.

  • Then, select the Local backup option.

  • Hit on Next.

  • After that, select the location where you want to save the company file.

  • Select the file having the .qbb extension for backup.

  • After that click on Next.

  • Go to the save-in menu and click on Browse to select a location.

  • Then, please write the name of the company file in.Qbw format and save it.

  • To confirm the renaming, hit on Yes.

  • Then accept or delete the entire file by clicking Yes.

  • Check if QuickBooks error 6150 is still present by accessing the company file.

Method 3: Update QuickBooks Desktop.

  • Launch QuickBooks through system admin.

  • Then, go to File from the menu.

  • Click on Close company.

  • Then, hit on Exit from the File.

  • Then, go to Desktop and run it as an administrator.

  • Open the software again and go to Help from the menu.

  • And click on Update QuickBooks. Select all the update options.

  • Tap on Update now.

  • Then, click on Reset updates, and then hit on Get updates.

  • After you download the updates, hit on Install updates.

Method 4: Operate the QuickBooks File Doctor.

  • First, download the QuickBooks tool hub and run it.

  • Then, open the QuickBooks tool hub and select on Company file issue tab.

  • Go to QuickBooks file doctor and locate your company file.

  • Tap on Check file damage only and select Diagnose file.

  • After the compilation of the diagnosis, the process checks if the company file is accessible.

Method 5: Clear the Computer Virus.

  • Go to your system’s Antivirus.

  • Then the antivirus program will start.

  • Proceed with scanning your system.

  • Also, fix the viruses and malware present in your system.

  • This will remove the viruses affecting your company file.


Everything has pros and cons, and this goes the same with QuickBooks. On the one hand, the software provides you with well-functioned features. While on the other hand, it gives you a hurdle like QuickBooks error 6150.

But, after going through all the methods, you can cope with this error.

If not, then don’t get scared. Instead, contact us at +1-800-615-2347; we are here for you. Our trained QuickBooks error support team will guide you with QuickBooks-related problems.

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