How To Fix Quickbooks Error Code 6000?

Quickbooks Error Code 6000

When you open your company file, you might see the error code 6000. In such a case, you cannot open the company files due to some reason.

To resolve the QuickBooks error code 6000, carry out the following simple troubleshooting steps.

1. Basic troubleshooting

Update QuickBooks - Automatic

Step 1

Launch QuickBooks, click the Help menu, and click the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.

Step 2

  • Navigate to the Update Now tab.
  • To clear the previous downloads, select the Reset Updates checkbox.
  • Click the Get Update button.

Step 3

  • Wait until the download finishes.
  • Once done, restart QuickBooks.

Step 4

  • When you see a prompt message, accept it to install the new release.
  • Check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been resolved.

Use QuickBooks Tool Hub

Step 1

Make sure to exit QuickBooks.

Step 2

  • Download the latest version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Once done, open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.

Step 3

Continue with the prompts to install the tool.

Step 4

After the installation, navigate to the desktop of your computer and double-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon.

Step 5

In the Company File Issues tab, select the Quick Fix my File option and click the OK button.

Run QuickBooks File Doctor

Step 1

On the main interface of Quick Tools Hub, click the Company File Issue tab.

Step 2

Choose the Run QuickBooks File Doctor option.

Step 3

Select your company file. Note: If you cannot see your company file, click the Browse and search button.

Step 4

Select the Check your file option and click the Continue button.

Step 5

  • When prompted, type your QuickBooks admin password.
  • Click the Next button, wait until the scan completes, and check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been resolved.

2. Solutions for the error code 6000 when you open a company file locally

Solution 1 - Rename both the .ND and .TLG files

Step 1

Navigate to the folder that contains your company file and open it.

Step 2

Search for the file with the .ND and .TLG file extensions.

Step 3

  • Right-click each file and click the Rename option.
  • Include the word OLD to the existing file name.

Step 4

Check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been resolved.

Solution 2 - Repair your QuickBooks installation files

Step 1

Back up all your company files and restart your computer.

Step 2

Launch Control Panel. Click Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.

Step 3

Select the QuickBooks application and click the Uninstall/Change button.

Step 4

  • Click Continue or Next -> Repair -> Next -> Finish.
  • If necessary, restart the computer.
  • If the QuickBooks error code 6000 persists, continue with the following steps.

Solution 3 - Open the QuickBooks file from the desktop screen

Step 1

  • Locate the folder that contains a company file and open it.
  • Right-click the file with the .QBW file extension and click the Copy option.

Step 2

Navigate to the desktop of your computer. Right-click anywhere on the screen and click the Paste option.

Step 3

  • Open QuickBooks while pressing the Ctrl key on the keyboard.
  • Select the Open or restore an existing company option.

Step 4

  • Return to the desktop and check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been resolved by opening your company file.
  • If the file opens from the desktop screen, then the issue is with the office file location.

Solution 4 - Restore a backup

Step 1

  • Once you launch QuickBooks, click the File menu.
  • Select the Open or Restore Company option followed by the Restore a backup copy option.
  • Click the Next button.

Step 2

  • Browse for your company file and then click the Open option.
  • Select the Save option.
  • If an error occurs while restoring, follow the steps.

Step 3

  • Make sure that your computer is not hosting.
  • Now, navigate to the location where your company file is saved.

Step 4

  • Copy the address path and paste it on a notepad.
  • Note: The path to your company file must not be more than 210 characters.
  • Try to restore the company file.
  • Check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been resolved.

Solution 5 - Restore your company file using QuickBooks Auto Recovery

Step 1

Create a new folder named QBTest on the desktop of your computer.

Step 2

  • Search for the folder where your company file is saved and open it.
  • Copy the file with the .tlg extension and paste it into the QBTest folder.

Step 3

  • Once you open the QuickBooksAutoDataRecovery folder, copy the .QBW.adr file and paste it in the QBTest folder.
  • Right-click the .QBW.adr file and click the Rename option. Delete .adr and launch QuickBooks.

Step 4

  • Click File -> Utilities -> Verify Data to check the data integrity of the recovered file.
  • If the copied company file is good, move the damaged file to a different location. 
  • Transfer a copy from QBTest to the original location.

3. Solutions for the error code 6000 when you open a company file over the network

Solution 1 - Disable Hosting

Step 1

To open the Product Information window, press the F2 key on the keyboard.

Step 2

Navigate to Local Server Information and turn off Hosting.

Solution 2 - Run the Database Server Manager

Step 1

Rename the .NLD and .TLG files.

Step 2

  • Download, install, and open QuickBooks Tools Hub.
  • Click Network Issues -> QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

Step 3

  • If you see your company file on the screen, click the Start Scan button.
  • Note: If you cannot see your company file, click the Browse button followed by the Start Scan button.

Step 4

Launch QuickBooks and check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been resolved.

Solution 3 - Exit the QuickBooks processes

Step 1

Open the task manager by holding the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc keys on the keyboard.

Step 2

  • Click the Users tab.
  • Select the QBW32.EXE, qbupdate.exe, and QBDMgr.exe processes and click the End Task button.

Step 3

  • Try to open the company file in multi-user mode.
  • If the QuickBooks 6000 error code persists, carry out the steps given below.

Solution 4 - Check your folder permissions to share company files On Windows 10:

Step 1

Launch File Explorer. Right-click the folder that contains your company files.

Step 2

Click Properties -> Sharing -> Share Add.

Step 3

  • Once you choose the QBDataServiceUserXX option, set the permission level to Full Control.
  • Note: Replace XX with the version of QuickBooks.

Step 4

Click the Share button.

Solution 5 - Configure your firewall ports

Step 1

Open Windows Firewall and click Advanced Settings.

Step 2

Right-click the Inbound Rules option, click New Rule -> Port -> Next.

Step 3

  • Type the port number and click the Next button.
  • Select Allow the Connection -> Next.

Step 4

  • Create a rule and click Finish.
  • Do the same to create outbound rules.
  • Check if the QuickBooks error code 6000 has been fixed.