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What is QuickBooks Error 6000 83 and How to Deal with it?

by Will Wilmar Accountant

QuickBooks error code 6000 83 pops up on the screen when the user tries to open, restore or backup the company file on QuickBooks desktop. The QuickBooks company file error 6000 83 comes up with a message displaying, “QuickBooks could not open the company file.” The QuickBooks company file access error 6000 83, is the most common 6000 series error that arises due to a damaged or corrupted company file. This blog will brief you on QuickBooks company file access error 6000 83, so continue reading the article till the end.

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What are the reasons behind QuickBooks error code 6000 83?

Check out the factors leading to QuickBooks company file error 6000 83:

  • Inappropriate folder permissions.
  • QuickBooks desktop and company file is outdated. 
  • The company file path is not set up correctly.
  • QuickBooks desktop is unable to connect with the server computer.
Let’s move to the troubleshooting solutions given below in order to fix QuickBooks error 6000 83.

Best Possible Solutions to Overcome QuickBooks Company File Error 6000 83

Following are the most effective solutions to rectify QuickBooks error message code 6000 83:

1. If the QuickBooks error 6000 83 appears while creating a backup of the company file

Follow the steps given below if you see QuickBooks error 6000 83 while creating a backup:
  • Move to the server computer and exit QuickBooks.
  • Navigate to the File menu and select Quit QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Next, click on the Windows Start menu.
  • Write “File Explorer” into the search and open File Explorer.
  • Hover over the navigation bar and select “My Computer” or "This PC.”
  • Next, select and open the C: drive.
  • Right-click on the screen and select New and then Folder.
  • Name the new folder as “QB Test.”
  • Now, create a backup company file by following the prompt steps. 
  • When QuickBooks asks where you want to save the backup, save it to the new folder you created on the C: drive.
  • Follow the step-wise instructions to restore the company file with the help of the new backup.

2. If you get the QuickBooks error 6000 83 while restoring the company file

Follow these steps if the error appears while restoring the backup:

Step 1. The backup company file should not contain any spaces or special characters. If any, follow these steps to remove them:

  • Open the Windows Start menu.
  • Within the search, type “File Explorer” and open File Explorer.
  • Find and open the folder containing the backup company file.
  • Right-click the file with .qbb extension and select Rename. 
  • If any, remove the special characters, symbols, or spaces from the filename.
  • Next, right-click the folder containing the QBB file and choose Rename. Edit file name by removing special characters, symbols, or spaces from the file name.
  • Now, restore your company file.
Step 2. If you still get QuickBooks error message code 6000 83, create a portable company file to restore the company file.

3. If the company file is on Windows server and the QuickBooks error code 6000 83 appears

Step 1. On your workstation, turn off hosting

Turn off the Host Multi-User Access option if you are hosting the company files over the network:
  • Open QuickBooks.
  • Don’t open the company file.
  • Click on the File menu and select Utilities.
  • Select the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option.
  • Follow the same steps on each workstation.
If you still get the same error, move on to step 2.

Step 2. Run QuickBooks File Doctor

To use QuickBooks File Doctor, you need to have QuickBooks Tool Hub on your computer:
  • Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Select the Company File Issues tab.
  • Click Run QuickBooks File Doctor.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the company file.
  • Mark Check your file option.
  • Enter the login credentials and click OK.

4. If the company file is kept on a Linux server and you get QuickBooks error code 6000 83, you should Linux server and the host file in order to fix the error.

We hope the solutions mentioned in the article help you fix QuickBooks error 6000 83. If the problem persists, feel free to contact the QuickBooks support team by dialling our helpline number (855-526-5749).


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About Will Wilmar Junior   Accountant

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