Terminate QuickBooks Error 6189 and 816 with Quick & Efficient Methods

by John Kartan Accounting And Bookkeeping


QuickBooks Error 6189 and 816

Are you unable to access the company file in QB and are wondering why? If yes, then you might be getting the 6000 series errors, like QuickBooks error 6189 and 816 on the screen. The error code can get triggered due to some common causes, like connectivity issues in the QB program or insufficient access permissions. If you are getting QuickBooks error code 6189, you can use the detailed solutions provided below to terminate the issue.

In case the given troubleshooting steps are difficult to understand and you are having trouble performing the same, you can reach out to us at 1.855.738.2784 to get direct help from our technical support team.

Main Reasons & Triggers for the QuickBooks Desktop Error 6189

QuickBooks error message 6189 and 816 can get triggered due to the common causes & factors mentioned below –
  1. The folder you are trying to access might not have enough read/write permissions, which is preventing users from running the QBW files.
  2. The QuickBooks Desktop installation process might be incomplete or faulty, and essential installation files might be broken, damaged, corrupted, or missing from the PC.
  3. You are not running an updated QB version, and your current QB version might be old, obsolete, or outdated in the system.
  4. There is a mismatch between the TLG and QBW files, or the ND files might be broken, damaged, or corrupted in the PC.

How to Successfully Eliminate QuickBooks Company File Error 6189 816?

Error code 6189 816 in QuickBooks Desktop can be easily eradicated by using the detailed solutions given below –

Solution 1 – Activate the File Doctor Feature of the QB Tool Hub to Mend the QBW File Problems

You can eliminate the QB error code 6189 816 by activating the file doctor tool from the tool hub utility –
  1. Open QuickBooks and run the QuickBooks Tool Hub from the Help tab to download the setup file and save it into an accessible location to double-click the file and run the installation process.
  2. Once the tool hub is installed, open it and go to the Company File Issues section to select the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool, and hit Browse to select your QBW file.
  3. Select the Check Your File and Network option, and once the tool stops running, rerun QuickBooks to check if the 6189 error code is rectified.

Solution 2 – Remove and Recreate the ND File from the File Explorer Window

You can fix the company file issues by recreating the ND files from the Explorer window.
  1. Open the Windows Explorer tab by pressing the Windows + E keys and go to the Installation Folder where the program files are saved to search for the ND file.
  2. Right-click the file name and hit Delete to remove it, followed by re-accessing the company file and checking if the 6189 error is removed.


QuickBooks error 6189 and 816 can be easily rectified by using the detailed steps given above. In case the solutions aren’t working and the steps are ineffective, you can call us at 1.855.738.2784 to get technical help from our QB assistants.

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