A Complete Guide on How to fix QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816

QuickBooks is a popular accounting software used by small and medium-sized businesses for managing their finances. However, like any other software, QuickBooks is not immune to errors. One of the common errors that users may encounter is QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816. This error occurs when QuickBooks is unable to open a company file. In this article, we will discuss the reasons behind this error, signs to watch out for, and various troubleshooting methods to resolve this issue.

Reasons for QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816:

There are several reasons why QuickBooks Error code 6190 and 816 can occur. Some of the common reasons are:

  1. When multiple users try to access the company file at the same time, this error may occur.
  2. If the company file is located on an external drive, this error may occur.
  3. If the company file is being accessed through a remote connection, this error may occur.
  4. When the company file is not updated to the latest version, this error may occur.

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Signs to Watch Out For:

Here are some signs that indicate that you are encountering QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816:

  1. QuickBooks displays an error message with the code 6190 and 816 when you try to open a company file.
  2. The company file becomes inaccessible, and you cannot make any changes to it.
  3. QuickBooks freezes or crashes when you try to open a company file.

Troubleshooting Methods Error Code 6189, 816 in QuickBooks

There are several troubleshooting methods to resolve QuickBooks Error 6190, 816. We will discuss each of these methods in detail below:

Method 1: Use the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

QuickBooks File Doctor is a built-in tool that can be used to diagnose and resolve common QuickBooks errors, including Error 6190 and 816.

  • Download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub from the official website.
  • Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub and click on the “Company File Issues” tab.
  • Click on the “Run QuickBooks File Doctor” option and select the company file that you want to diagnose.
  • Click on the “Check your file” and then enter your QuickBooks admin password when prompted.
  • Click on the “Continue” button and wait for the tool to diagnose and repair any issues with your company file.

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Method 2: Rename the .TLG and .ND files

Renaming the .TLG and .ND files associated with your company file can also resolve QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816.

  • Navigate to the folder that contains your company file.
  • Locate the .TLG and .ND files associated with your company file.
  • Right-click on each file and select “Rename”.
  • Add “OLD” at the end of each file name and press “Enter”.
  • Restart QuickBooks and try to open the company file again.

Method 3: Update QuickBooks to the Latest Version

Updating QuickBooks to the latest version can also resolve QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816.

  • Open QuickBooks and click on the “Help” menu.
  • Select “Update QuickBooks Desktop” and then click on “Update Now”.
  • Checkmark the “Reset Update” box to clear any previous updates.
  • Click on “Get Updates” to start the update process.
  • Once the update is complete, restart QuickBooks and try to open the company file again.

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Method 5: Use QuickBooks Database Server Manager

If the above methods fail to resolve the issue, you can try using QuickBooks Database Server Manager. This tool is designed to resolve network issues that may be causing the error.

Step 1: Download and Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • First, download the QuickBooks Tool Hub from the official website of Intuit.
  • Next, open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install QuickBooks Database Server Manager on your system.
Step 2: Use QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • Once the installation is complete, open QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Next, click on the “Start Scan” button to begin scanning your company file.
  • After the scan is complete, check if the error has been resolved.
Step 3: Restart QuickBooks Desktop
  • If the error persists, restart QuickBooks Desktop and try accessing the company file again.
Step 4: Verify and Rebuild the Company File
  • If the error still persists, verify and rebuild the company file using QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop and go to the “File” menu.
  • Select “Utilities” and then “Verify Data.”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the verification process.
  • If any errors are found, select “Rebuild Data” and follow the on-screen instructions to rebuild the company file.

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Conclusion

QuickBooks Error 6190 and 816 can be frustrating to deal with, but with the right troubleshooting steps, you can resolve the issue and get back to using QuickBooks Desktop. We hope that this article has provided you with useful information on the causes, signs, and troubleshooting methods for this error. If you need further assistance, feel free to reach out to QuickBooks Recovery Services Experts at +1-888-704-1357.