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How to Permanently Stop QuickBooks Error -6177 0?

QuickBooks Error -6177 0

One of the most common errors user usually faces is QuickBooks error 6177 0. Whenever you create a new company file in QuickBooks, it gets saved in the company file folder, whereas the path of the company file gets saved in QuickBooks. When you try to access the company file, QuickBooks Desktop locates the file in the company file folder and opens it for you. However, in case the company file is moved to a different folder or location, QuickBooks being unable to access it, displays an error message “We’re sorry, but QuickBooks can’t open your company file Error Codes: (-6177, 0).” If you are also getting the same error and you haven’t moved your company file, then keep reading the complete article to know more about some other less common reasons and quick troubleshooting methods to resolve QuickBooks Desktop error 6177 0.

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What is QuickBooks Company File Error 6177 0?

QuickBooks Error 6177 0

There are numerous company file-related issues a user can face in QuickBooks. Each error related to the company file indicates a specific problem with the application and company file set up. Error code 6177 0 indicates that for some reason, QuickBooks is unable to access or open your company file and displays an error message that reads “We’re sorry, QuickBooks encountered a problem” with error codes 6177 0. The next section of this article will describe the most common reasons why QuickBooks might face issues opening the company file. So let’s jump on to the reasons now.

Why QuickBooks can’t Open your Company File?

As we have already mentioned the primary reason for the occurrence of QuickBooks error 61770 in the article’s introduction, let’s look at some other possible causes that can trigger error codes 6177 in QuickBooks.

  1. An outdated QuickBooks Desktop application is one of the most common reasons for getting issues while accessing the company file. (Update QuickBooks Desktop Now)
  2. Corruption in the company file can also trigger errors when you access it, which can quickly be resolved by running QuickBooks Desktop File Doctor.
  3. A damaged Network Data file can also create an issue for QuickBooks to connect with the company file.
  4. If the company file folder is not set to share the data with other devices connected to the network.
  5. QuickBooks Database Server Manager is not installed on your system. (Install and Setup QuickBooks Database Server Manager Now)
  6. A damaged QuickBooks company file folder can also be a reason QuickBooks can’t access the company file.

Solutions to Recover from Error 6177,0 In QuickBooks

As instructed above, if you have updated your QuickBooks Desktop, installed QuickBooks Database Server Manager, and repaired your company file using QuickBooks File Doctor, and the issue is still bothering you, then follow the advanced troubleshooting methods listed below:

Solution 1: By Moving your Company File to Local Hard Drive

One way to resolve this error is to move the company file from the server or the cloud storage to the local drive of your workstation. If you don’t have access to the server, you can use the workstation to access and copy the company file. The steps to do so are as follows:

  1. If you can access the server, copy the company file to an external storage device like a flash drive and move it to the local storage of the workstation that is experiencing error 6177 0.
  2. If you can’t access the server, open your QuickBooks and press the F2 key to get the Product Information window.QuickBooks Product Information Window
  3. Take a note of the company file path shown under the File Information section.
  4. Now search the company file in the file location shown under the File Information section.
  5. Copy the company file with the .qbw extension and paste it into the QuickBooks company file folder that you will find in your C drive.
  6. Now create a Portable QuickBooks File and save it to the local drive.
  7. Restore this portable file from the local drive back to the server
  8. Now try to access the company file on the workstation where you got the error earlier.

If the error interrupts company file operations, follow the next troubleshooting method.

Solution 2: Delete QuickBooks Network Data (.ND) File

QuickBooks network data file stores the information of company file associated with QuickBooks Desktop, and if it gets damaged, QuickBooks can’t locate the company file. In this troubleshooting step, we will delete the network data file from the QuickBooks installation directory that will force QuickBooks to create a new one.

  1. Using Windows file explorer go to the folder where QuickBooks installation files are present.
  2. Look for the file with the same name as your company file but with the .nd extension.Delete QuickBooks Network Data File
  3. Right-click the file and select Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the action and restart QuickBooks Desktop.

If error code 6177 0 reappears when accessing the company file, then jump to the next troubleshooting method.

Solution 3: Resolve Error 6177,0 Manually

If you face issues working with File Doctor, you can resolve the error manually. Just follow the steps given below.

  • Go to the computer system that stores your company files and close QuickBooks desktop. Now open the company file folder and locate a file with .ND extension and delete it.
  • Configure QuickBooks database manager:- Go to Programs > QuickBooks > QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • If you can’t find the QuickBooks Database Server Manager, download and install QuickBooks Tool Hub to get it on your system.QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • Click the ‘Add Folder’ button to locate the company file and click OK. Now click the ‘Scan‘ button and close after completion.
  • Check the company file permissions by going to ‘Set up folder permissions‘ to check if it is correct.
  • Now open the file again on the computer where you were encountering the error.

If the error continues, try the next troubleshooting method.

Solution 4: Move QuickBooks Installation Files to a New Folder

This step is will be helpful if you suspect that the company file’s folder has some issues. Follow the instructions below to move your QuickBooks Desktop installation to a new folder.

  1. Create a new folder on your system where you can quickly assess it.
  2. Now copy all the files inside the QuickBooks folder and paste them into the newly created folder.
  3. Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager to scan the company file on the workstation.
  4. If you are operating QuickBooks on the server, open it and access the company file from the new folder location.

By following the steps mentioned above, one can quickly resolve QuickBooks Error 6177 0 without any help. Still, if you face any problem in performing the steps or are unable to resolve the error even after trying these troubleshooting steps, you contact our experts at +1- 855 738 2784.

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