QuickBooks Error 6000 83 - Solutions to Fix

by Manson Willam Itztechy

In the article, I will discuss quite possibly the most abruptly happening error that is experienced by many QB users. According to a review, QuickBooks error 6000 83 happens at the time QuickBooks attempted to get to the company file. How about we see what troubleshooting steps needed to fix this error.

Execute a portion of the suggested troubleshooting ways on the off chance that you notice this error while endeavoring to open, restore or back up the QuickBooks Company file. Notwithstanding, on the off chance that you would prefer not to proceed with the manual steps referenced beneath or you need any further information and help from guaranteed proficient and experienced QuickBoks technicians, then you can consider the assistance from our QuickBooks Experts team +1-800-941-1342

What is QuickBooks Error code 6000, -83?

QuickBooks error code - 6000, - 83 falls under the category of QuickBooks company file 6000 error series. The 6000 series error may make a serious harm the company file and likewise to the system. These errors show up on the screen accompanied with two to four digits toward the end. The error code - 6000, - 83 thinks of an error message stating:


An error occurred when QuickBooks tries to access the company file. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Intuit technical support and provide them with the following error codes: (-6000, -83)

This error code may hamper the system and company file on the loose. And as it is a matter worried about the company file that contains fundamental information, it is prescribed to fix them straightaway, to keep away from any further wreck. The factors causing this error can be multiple, a couple of the most widely recognized ones can be found underneath.

What May Cause QuickBooks Error 6000, 83?

  • This error can also appear if you are using a non-U.S. or non-Canadian version of Windows. Or if you are having a ‘Regional Language Settings’ option in Windows which is set to some other language apart from English.
  • File extension incorrect.
  • When there is an Incomplete QuickBooks installation
  • Insufficient access to the network server, QBDataServiceUserXX, or Windows admins.
  • There is any damaged company (.qbw) file
  • Damaged or corrupted QB company file or the shared folder.
  • If multiple systems attempt to host the QB Company file.
  • When you try to convert  the QB Company  file of earlier version over a network.
  • It could be possible that the file extension may be in the format of .qbm or .qbw.adr.
  • The hosting is enabled on both servers and at least 1 workstation (incorrect) instead of only the server (correct)

Symptoms of QuickBooks error code 6000 83

  • You will see the error message as “QuickBooks error code 6000 83” on your desktop screen.
  • QuickBooks has stopped working error may appear.
  • Your system will freeze repeatedly.
  • Your system will not respond and stuck with a black screen.

Steps to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 6000, 83?

The troubleshooting steps rely upon the activity performed when the error happens. Kindly select from the under given circumstance and seek after the proposed troubleshooting steps

Solution 1: Run QuickBooks File Doctor tool

Download the QB File Doctor tool from the Intuit site and then run it and check if the error is resolved or not. The client can either download QuickBooks tools hub and then open up QuickBooks file doctor tool or can download it straightforwardly from the Intuit's site. The steps engaged with getting to it from QB tools hub are as follows:


  • In the wake of downloading and installing QuickBooks tools hub, the client is needed to choose the company file issues tab.
  • And then pick the run QuickBooks file doctor alternative. It may require a couple of moments to open the tool.
  • From that point onward, in the QB file doctor tool, the client is needed to tap on the company file alternative starting from the drop menu. On the off chance that, the client can't detect the company file, select Browse and search to recognize the file.
  • When finished with that, the client needs to choose check your file alternative, and then hit proceed.
  • Towards the finish of the cycle, the client needs to enter the administrator accreditations and then hit straightaway.
  • It ought to be noticed that the scan time relies upon the size of the file. In majority of the cases, it may take around 5 minutes, The client can open the company file, when the scan wraps up. This would resolve the issue.

Solution 2: Turn off hosting on all Workstations that Access the file Over the Network

If you’re using the QuickBooks desktop on more than one system, configure only one of them to host the QB company file.

Follow these steps to turn off hosting on all workstations.

  • Open the QuickBooks Desktop. Choose the “File” icon, & then select the “Utilities” tab.
  • From the list, if you see:
    • Host Multi-User Access – The computer is not hosting the QB company file & you can go to the next system.
    • Stop Hosting Multi-User Access – Select that option, then:
      • In the ‘Stop hosting multi-user Access’ window, click on the “Yes” icon.
      • In the ‘Company file must be closed’ window, click on the “Yes” icon to continue & go to the next computer.

Solution 3: Check your backup filename

You need to ensure that there aren’t symbols, special characters, or spaces in your backup company filename or the folder holding it.

  • Firstly open the Windows Start menu.
  • After that type File Explorer into the search option and then open File Explorer option.
  • Now search and open the folder that have the company file.
  • Hit a right-click on the file that have .qbb extensions at the end of the file
  • Now choose Rename option.
  • You need to delete any special characters, symbols, or spaces from the filename.
  • Hit a right-click on the folder that is holding the QBB file and then choose Rename option.
  • Now delete any special characters, symbols, or spaces here.
  • Finally restore your company file.

Solution 4: Edit the Windows Hosts file

You need administrator admittance to the worker and PCs that associate with it, so you can alter Windows hosts file.

On the off chance that, the company file is stored on a Linux Server and QuickBooks error 6000 83 happens when you make endeavors to open the file then attempt the underneath referenced solutions:

Step 1: Configure the Linux Database Server Manager
  • First configure the Linux Database Server Manager to specify the directory in the Initord.config file. Once the directory is specified, on the Windows client restart the QuickBooks Enterprise Solution application and then ping the server
  • Now edit the hosts file.
Step 2: Configure your host file

The QuickBooks error -6000, -83 appeared when you were creating a backup, then in that case follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Make a new folder on the root of the C drive.
  • Manually backup your company file and then save it in the new folder created in the step above.
  • On one of the systems connected to the network, the user is required to open the windows start menu.
  • And then, type in CMD into the search bar and then open command.
  • The next step is to type “Ping[Name of your Linux server]” in the window and then press Enter key.
Step 3: Restoring the company files

In case you were restoring the company files when the error code -6000,-83 occurred and try out the following solutions:

  • Verify the extension of the company file
  • You have to check if the restored company file has qbw extension. In case a file with adr or qbm extension is made after running the backup process, then you have to modify the file extension to qbw.
  • Make sure that there are no problems with the company file.
  • Note: Special characters like dollar sign, and quotation mark etc shouldn’t be in the file and also the file path shouldn’t be very long.

Solution 5: Manually resolve Error 6000, 83

In case, File Doctor is not able to run successfully on your computer then you have to manually fix the QuickBooks error code 6000 83. Below are the steps to be followed:

  • Update QuickBooks to the latest release
  • Now modify the settings of your firewall software so that QuickBooks files can be easily accessed over the internet.
  • Now Edit the permissions if needed so as to be able to easily share the company files
  • You have to verify the hosting mode on the server computer with QuickBooks Database Server Manager. For other PC’s the hosting should be off
  • On the Server under the Task Manager ensure that QBDBMgrN.exe is present in the list. Also check if the value in the user name column in the QBDBNgrn.exe row is correct.
  • Open the QB company file in the computer that is serving as the host. Now copy the files to your Windows desktop. After this open QB Desktop and then open the company file that are copied on your desktop. If the error is still not resolved then probably the company file is damaged. You can fix this by restoring the backup of the company file by using QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery to get back the data or by sending the file to Intuit’s data recovery system.
  • If the company files get opened without the error then you have to copy the company files back to their original location. And before you copy back the files from the desktop they need to be renamed in the original location. Ensure that that you haven’t pasted over the company file in the original location.
  • After this you have to open QuickBooks and then open the company file to check if the error is still appearing.

Winding Up!

In the event that the backup must be restored on a network location then you need to restore to the PC. After this you need to duplicate the company file that you have restored in your PC to the Network location. When done, open the file and presently you will actually want to check whether the QuickBooks error 6000, 83 is fixed or not.

All these solutions are easily doable. Yet on the off chance that you need assistance than prepared QuickBooks Itztechy  help experts are consistently accessible to direct you.

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