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Solve QuickBooks Error Code -6000, -301 With Easy Solutions

QuickBooks Error Code- 6000

You might encounter QuickBooks Error -6000 -301 when trying to access/troubleshoot/open the company file in your QuickBooks. Your workflow gets hindered with an Error message that says– “QuickBooks Desktop tried to access the company file. Please try again.” 

Reasons For QuickBooks Error Code -6000, -301

There can be multiple reasons that might lead to the QuickBooks Error Code -6000,-301. Let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Trying to open QuickBooks Company File’ (.qbw), that is stored in a location other than the ‘local hard disk.’ It can also be a case where the hard disk of the server is running the ‘QuickBooks Database Server Manager.’
  • A damaged company file (.qbw)
  • One or more QB Desktop support files are damaged such as TLG, ND, DSN, etc.
  • Encryption software is installed on the ‘hard disk’ where the company file (.qbw) is also stored.
  • If you are trying to locate the QuickBooks Company file (.qbw) on any other type of storage device other than the ‘local hard disk or a hard disk,’ then this action might also lead error. There are company file locations that will give you this error. These are the:
    • The USB or the thumb drives
    • The Zip drives
    • The Network Attached Storage devices

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How to Fix QuickBooks Error Code -6000, -301

Solution 1- Update QuickBooks Desktop

It is essential to keep your QuickBooks Desktop updated to the latest release. Regular updates do counter many issues. Update the QuickBooks Desktop to its most recent release/version and check if the problem is solved.

Solution 2- Rename ‘QuickBooks support files’

Renaming the QuickBooks support files can also help in resolving QuickBooks Errors -6000,-301. You can perform this action with the below-given steps.

  • Firstly, Open a folder that has the ‘Company ’
  • Now look for the files that have the same name as your QuickBooks file but have extensions- .tlg, .nd, or .dsn.
  • Next, right-click each file & choose ‘Rename’ option. You need to add the word ‘.OLD’ for each one of them
Note: QuickBooks automatically recreates these files.

Solution 3- Run ‘QuickBooks File Doctor

If the above two solutions haven’t worked, then you can download the QuickBooks File Doctor. QuickBooks File Doctor is a trusted tool to correct many QuickBooks issues. 

To get the latest release of the QuickBooks File Doctor on your system to speak to a technical expert at the QuickBooks support number. 

Solution 4- Disable/switch off ‘Encryption Software.’

If you are using an ‘Encryption software’ it is recommended to disable it to get away with QuickBooks Error -6000, -301.  Using third-party software for encrypting your company file is not recommended. You should speak to a technical expert or encryption software vendor on how to disable this option.

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To Sum up

The above solutions should be sufficient in solving the QuickBooks Error -6000 -301, and restoring your workflow. If you need to know or are confused about any of the above-provided info, it is advisable to talk to a technical expert at QuickBooks Desktop support phone number 1-888-905-3553.

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