Resolve QuickBooks Error -6000, When Opening a Company File

What is QuickBooks Error -6000 Means

When you are trying to open a company file suddenly you get a -6000, XXXX error message. This error usually followed by 3 or 4 more digits and message indicates that you are not able to open the company file.

The following errors are the different -6000 series errors you may encounter:

ErrorsPossible Cause
-6176, 0Firewall is blocking the connection between the two computers
-6000, -107The .TLG file is corrupted
-6000, -1076QuickBooks installation is corrupted
-6010, -100A computer that is not the server is hosting the company file
-6138, -105
-6210, 0
-6189, -83
-6190, -83
-6012, -1061Incorrect network setup
-6144, -82
-6000, -82
-6129, -101Incorrect folder permission or if the QB Database Server Manager is not working properly
-6190, 816Another user is logged in to the company file in single user mode.
-6190, -85It can also be a mismatch between the transaction log file (.tlg) and the company file (.qbw)
-6190, -82
-6000, -832This error normally occurs when hosting is turned on or the .ND file is not working properly
-6144, -304When you start QuickBooks or open your company file and sometimes this happens on a sample file
-6190, 1005
-6189, 1005
-6000, -305Incorrect network setup or it could be that the company file is damaged
-6073, -816Multiple computers are hosting the file or it could be firewall settings are blocking the connection or it could be the file is damaged
-6144,-103The .ND file has an incorrect path to your company file or if the Windows user account used by QuickBooks Database Manager is damaged
-6144, 0
-6120, 0One of the workstations is hosting the company file or the firewall port 8019 is blocked
-6087, 0This error occurs when opening the file locally
-6131, 0
-6147, 0You receive this error when you open the company file or restore a company backup (.QBB)

IMPORTANT: Check once that QuickBooks Desktop is up to date. It is also suggested to install and run the QuickBooks File Doctor before performing any solutions. The -6000 errors can happen on both local and network setup.

You are opening the file locally

This means you are opening a file that is saved on the same computer where QuickBooks is installed.