Resolve Error: QuickBooks already has A Company File Open.

by Steve M. QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

Came across an error stating “QuickBooks already has a company file open. If you want to open another company file, close this one first” and don’t know what can be done? Well, need not worry, as in today’s post, we are going to share the complete steps involved in fixing this issue along with the valid factors triggering it. Due to this error, you cannot work efficiently which in turn hampers your productivity. This error is usually seen when the company file gets damaged for some reason. If you are also facing this issue, then make sure to read this post till the end, or you can also contact our team at +1(844)405–0907 and we will provide you with instant support services.

What leads to such an error in QuickBooks?

The user can come across this issue due to the following factors:

  • One of the basic reasons behind the occurrence of such an error can be when all the background processes running in QuickBooks are interrupted by third-party applications.
  • Or if QuickBooks Database Server Manager is not working properly on the system.
  • Another situation can be if the settings of multi-user hosting are not accurate on all the network workstations or on the server.
  • Or if multiple QuickBooks Company files are already opened or somehow not closed properly.
  • The company file or .QBW file of QuickBooks desktop is corrupted or damaged in some manner.
  • Folder Permission issue or Access Denied Error can also trigger such an error.

Steps to deal with such an error in QuickBooks

One can try to perform the below stated of steps and procedures to get rid of this issue in QuickBooks.

Upgrade QuickBooks Desktop to the latest version

  • At first, the user needs to make sure that the version of QuickBooks installed in the system is the latest one.
  • In case the version installed in the system is not the latest one, then it is suggested to upgrade the QuickBooks software to the latest version which is available on Intuit’s website.

Cease the Hosting on the Workstations and Server

  • In Workstations
  • Open QuickBooks on any of the workstations on the network.
  • Now, head to the File menu
  • Under Utilities check whether the Host Multi-User Access option is available or not.
  • If it is available, then the system is not causing any issue.
  • Choose the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option if it is available.
  • Now repeat the same process on all the workstations on the network.
  • In Server
  • The user needs to start with QuickBooks desktop on the server.
  • Move to Utilities under the File menu.
  • Now, select the Host Multi-User Access option if it is appearing there.
  • Repeat the process and go for Stop Host Multi-User Access to reset the multi-user mode.
  • Perform the same steps again and choose Host Multi-User Access

We end this post right here with the hope that the above-stated set of steps can be of great assistance in eliminating the error from its root cause. However, in case there is any query or if the user requires our assistance at any point in time, then, in that case, contacting our tech support professionals at +1(844)405–0907 is recommended. We are a team of certified QuickBooks professionals who work round the clock in providing immediate support services.

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