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QuickBooks Error 6000 103 – 4 Method that will Fix it

QuickBooks Error 6000 103

Without a second thought, the QuickBooks application is the most appreciated accounting software worldwide. Users need to save their business accounting details in the company file to work on the application. All in all, the company file is an essential part of QuickBooks. Hence, users’ biggest risk is when an error occurs in the company file and the error, we are discussing today is QuickBooks Error 6000 103, which appears when opening or creating a company file.

This blog is your manual guide to eliminate QuickBooks Error 6000 103 effortlessly, but if you are short on time, we suggest calling the support team on 1.855.738.2784 for on-call quick assistance

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Expert Methods to Eliminate QuickBooks Error Code 6000 103

We are on to the section of listing methods to fix QuickBooks Error Code 6000 103. Various sites are listed below, and if you carefully navigate the steps, you will be free of error code 6000 quickly and efficiently.

Method 1: Rename the QuickBooks .ND and .TLG Files

When you work in a network, QuickBooks uses the .ND and .TLG files to access a company file in a multi-user environment. QuickBooks Error 6000 103 is bound to occur if you try to open the QuickBooks Company files when the .ND and .TLG files are corrupted or damaged.

Following this method and renaming the above files will keep your data intact. Additionally, QuickBooks will create these files freshly when you re-access the company file.

  1. You must navigate to your computer’s folder containing your company file.
  2. Search the files with a similar name to your company file but contain the .ND and .TLG extensions.
    • company_file.qbw.nd
    • company_file.qbw.tlg
  3. To rename them, right-click and choose Rename.
  4. Modify the name by adding .OLD as suffix at the end of each file name. Instance: company_file.qbw.nd.OLD
  5. Reopen QuickBooks application and see if you can access the company file without the QuickBooks Error 6000 103.

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Method 2: Change the Location of the Company File

In this method, we will test if the QuickBooks error 6000 occurs because the file’s location is damaged or if the error lies in the file. For example, when you copy the file on the desktop and open it, you test if there’s a problem with the location of the company file. For example, if your company file is easily accessible when present on the desktop, then the location you save your file to is corrupted.

  1. Close QuickBooks and navigate to the location that contains your company file.
  2. Look for the company file with the .QBW extension in that location.
  3. Right-click on the file to choose the Copy option.
  4. Now go to your computer’s desktop, and with the right-click, you must Paste the company file.
  5. Next, while pressing the Ctrl key, launch QuickBooks.
  6. You will see the No Company Open window in front of you.
  7. Click on Open or restore an existing company.
  8. Open the file you copied to the desktop; if it opens without an error, the location is damaged.

But even with this method, if the file does not open, move to the following method to fix QuickBooks Error 6000 103.

Method 3: Restore a Company File Backup

This method must be followed when you want to see if your current company file is damaged. After restoring the company file backup, you must try opening it and here are the steps to follow.

  1. Review that your computer isn’t hosting.
    • Next, launch your QuickBooks company file.
    • Use the File menu and then Utilities.
  2. If you come across the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option:
    • Click on Stop Hosting Multi-User Access.
    • Once you are on the Stop hosting multi-user access window, select the Yes option.
  3. Click on Stop Hosting Multi-User Access.
    • Once you are on the Stop hosting multi-user access window, select the Yes option.
    • Now you must check the path to your company file, which must be under 210 characters.
  4. You must count the company file path’s characters and the spaces.
    • Such as, the following path has C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDocumentsIntuitQuickBooksSample Company FilesQuickBooks 2018Sample_company_file.qbw 125 characters.
  5. Restore the company file and see if this backup is accessible without QuickBooks Error 6000 103.

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Method 4: Close all QuickBooks Processes

We are on to the fourth method, in which we will close all the QuickBooks processes running in the backend before re-accessing the company file. At times, various background operations can hinder the opening of the company file; therefore, this solution can come in handy to eliminate QuickBooks Error 6000 103.

  1. Use the Administrator credentials to log in to the server computer.
  2. Use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the task manager on the computer.
  3. Next, click on the Users tab.
  4. Highlight the following QuickBooks process (QBW32.EXE, qbupdate.exe, and QBDBMgr.exe).
  5. Click on the End Task option.
  6. Try re-accessing the QuickBooks company file, even in the multi-user mode.

Our blog on fixing QuickBooks Error 6000 103 ends here, and we hope by now you were able to work on the company file or create it efficiently. However, if you still encounter the error, you should call the support team on 1.855.738.2784.

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Edward Martin

Edward Martin

Edward Martin is a Technical Content Writer for our leading Accounting firm. He has over 10 years of experience in QuickBooks and Xero. He has also worked with Sage, FreshBooks, and many other software platforms. Edward’s passion for clarity, accuracy, and innovation is evident in his writing. He is well versed in how to simplify complex technical concepts and turn them into easy-to-understand content for our readers.

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