How to Fix QuickBooks Won’t Open Error

QuickBooks serves multiple organizational purposes and hence it has become one of the most important resources for any business or organization.

QuickBooks has been designed for organizations of all sizes – small, medium, and large. There are, however, some instances where the software undergoes some issues and thereby generate some or the other error. One such error message that you may commonly get is QuickBooks won’t open error.


  • QB company file corrupt or damage
  • Wrong methods used to open particular file types
  • Incorrect QB versions used to open files
  • Access permission issues
  • File to be used is already opened

QuickBooks Won’t Open: How to Fix

To fix the issue, there are many options that you can opt for based on the cause of the QuickBooks won’t open issue.

Option 1: Terminate the process

  1. Go to Taskbar. Right-click it
  2. Choose Task Manager
  3. Open Process Tab
  4. Right-click on QB process
  5. Click End Process Tree
  6. On the confirmation box, select End Process Tree again

Option 2: Scan for malicious elements

  1. Download the security software
  2. Install it
  3. Run a full system scan
  4. Remove infected files
  5. Restart your system
  6. Check if QuickBooks opens

Option 3: Folder Permission

  1. Browse to the folder containing the company file
  2. Right-click the folder
  3. Click Properties
  4. Uncheck Read Only check box
  5. Click Save and Apply
  6. Reopen the software

Option 4: QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

  1. Download the tool from the official link available
  2. Install it
  3. Open it
  4. Select the QB company file to be scanned
  5. Fix the issues found
  6. Restart QuickBooks

Option 5: Repair the software

  1. Log in to the user account
  2. Make sure you have Administrative Privileges
  3. Click Programs and Features
  4. Choose QuickBooks
  5. Click Repair in the options available
  6. Follow the instruction on the repairing wizard
  7. Restart your computer

Option 6: Reinstall QuickBooks

When all other options fail, you should reinstall the software. To do so:

  1. Return to Programs and Features
  2. Click Uninstall and not Repair, which you did for Option 5
  3. Restart computer
  4. Reinstall the QuickBooks software

In case the above-mentioned solutions do not help, you can connect with our representatives and ask for relevant instructions. You only need to share the error description and they will automatically understand which solution will work for you. Technical Support – Scope of Service

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