How to Fix QuickBooks File Doctor Not Working? +1-877-349-3776

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Intuit QuickBooks is an accounting software and bookkeeping solution develop to track inventory, record sales, and other financial requirements for accounting professionals and small and medium-sized businesses. 

But there are cases where QuickBooks gets stuck in nasty errors that can restrict users to work smoothly on the application. In those cases, Intuit’s File Doctor application helps in resolving the errors. Sometimes, this software itself faces issues like the ‘File doctor is not working’ error and QuickBooks File Doctor Crashes Error.


What is the “File doctor not working” error?


QuickBooks File Doctor tool is a software that includes some features of the “QuickBooks 2014 R4” application and other later versions. This software application is developed and marketed by Intuit Inc for providing error repair and solutions for other minor errors within the QuickBooks software. 

There are several cases where users have face issues with this software as it stops working, crashes, freezes hangs or shows an exception. The screen displays this message when this error occurs: “File Doctor is not able to work”.


Causes for the QuickBooks File Doctor Error


Below are the possible causes for this error:

·         You try to access the integrated files.

·         Try to restore files but failed.

·         Updating the files.

·         The error can occur when a user tries to convert the old version’s company file externally.

·         When you miss out on a few QuickBooks files during the installation phase.

·         Damaged, lost/ missing, and corrupted Files.

Also Read: - QuickBooks Error Code QBWc1085

Solutions to Solve the Error QuickBooks File Doctor


Solution 1: Manually Launching QuickBooks File Doctor

·         Launch the QuickBooks File Doctor software and wait for a few seconds for the ‘No Company Open’ popup to display on the screen.

·         Proceed to the Files and click on ‘Utilities’.

·         Click on the ‘Repair File’ option and then ‘Network Problems’.

·         When the new dialogue box opens, click OK.

·         Now the application opened via QuickBooks File Doctor software with the Windows Administrator setting rights. Click ‘Yes’ in this box. 

·         Click ‘Continue’ when you see a bend icon to open the ‘QuickBooks File Repair’ software.

·         Sign-in to the file using your correct credentials. This will make QuickBooks File Doctor start the work on the damaged company file.

·         From the ‘Advanced Settings’ option, select and click the ‘Only File Diagnosis’ option.

·         Click the ‘Next’ button.

·         Open the company file and verify if the error is fixed.

Solution 2: Restoring the Damaged Files Backup 


This process will help you to replace the damaged file with the automated QuickBooks Backup files. The following are the steps to fix QuickBooks File Doctor errors. 

·         Open the QuickBooks application.

·         From the File menu, choose ‘Open or Restore’.

·         Click on the ‘Next’ option.

·         Now you have to choose ‘Local Backup’ 

·         Click on the ‘Next’ option. 

·         From the Look-in drop-down list, choose the destination of the backup file.

·         Select the backup file with the .qbb file extension and click on the ‘Open’ option.

·         Click ‘Next’.

·         From the drop-down menu, choose the location where you want to restore the file. Click ‘Save’.

·         Save the file with an appropriate name, and it will automatically take the file extension .qbw.



This article has covered approximately every information and solution to fix QuickBooks File Doctor. There is a similar tool that is called QuickBooks File Repair Doctor. If you still get any problem or want any QuickBooks Professional help or guidance, you can freely contact this number: +1-877-349-3776.

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