How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83 or Company File Error?

QuickBooks Error 6000 83

QuickBooks error 6000 83 is the most common error that arises while accessing, restoring, or taking a backup of your company files. Such errors occur due to insufficient folder permission. To access the company files, users are required to use QuickBooks in a multi-user mode so that they have the proper rights to access the folder.

In addition, there can be several factors that are related to the QuickBooks 6000 83 error. To diagnose the actual cause and find the solution to repair the error, we are here to assist you.

Major Causes of QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83

The error generally occurs when you try to access the QuickBooks company files. However, there can be other reasons you should count in:

  • QuickBooks files are missing.
  • Inadequate permission for the server.
  • QuickBooks files are converted from the earlier version over the network.
  • Windows user’s permission is not sufficient.
  • QuickBooks files are blocked by Windows Firewall or security programs installed on your computer.
  • Inadequate permission for QBDataServiceUserXX.
  • Company files are damaged.
  • The hosting mode is being used on several computers.

Receiving a QuickBooks 6000 83 error may hamper your computer and company files. To keep your system and data safe, you should perform troubleshooting steps which we will discuss later.

What are the Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 6000 83?

Due to the presence of 6000 83 error in QuickBooks, your system may behave inappropriately. Find out all the possible symptoms you may notice:

  • The QuickBooks program will stop working.
  • Your computer will start freezing frequently.
  • Windows computers may not respond to your command and show a blank screen.

If you notice any of the peculiar signs in your Windows computer, you should take immediate action as this may be very serious for the operating system or QuickBooks data.

How Do I Fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83?

QuickBooks 6000 83 error appears due to the corrupted company file. By running the QuickBooks File Doctor tool can be really helpful to repair the error. Along with this, you can configure your hosting server, add QuickBooks to Firewall, check the file extension of your company files; the file name should be QBB only.

If you edit the host file such as configuring the Linux Database Server Manager and restoring the company files can help you to eliminate the 6000 83 error in QuickBooks. Also, make sure that your QuickBooks Desktop is updated to the latest release so that you can perform it efficiently.

Let’s know in detail how to fix QuickBooks error 6000 83.

Fix 1: Run QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

QuickBooks File Doctor Tool helps you to scan your QuickBooks company files, finds errors, and repairs them effortlessly. If you are facing QuickBooks 6000 83 or unable to access the company files then this may happen due to the damaged company files.

To fix this, we suggest you run the QuickBooks File Doctor tool to repair the company files automatically.

Tip: QuickBooks File Doctor tool is also served by the QuickBooks Tool Hub as this is the multi-purpose tool. If you are already having QuickBooks Tool Hub, you don’t need to download QuickBooks File Doctor Tool separately.

Once you download QuickBooks Tool Hub on your computer, you can carry out these steps to repair company files:

  • Double click on the “QuickBooks Tool Hub” icon.
  • Click on the “Company File” Issues tab. This must be located on the left.
  • Then, select the “Run QuickBooks File Doctor” button.
  • Here, hit the “Browse” button.
  • Click on the QuickBooks company file you want to repair.
  • Ensure that the “Check your file” box is selected.
  • Press the “Continue” button.
  • Thereafter, sign in with admin rights to the QuickBooks company file.
  • Click the “Continue” button.
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As you execute these steps, the stubborn error will be repaired by then. Then, you can try accessing QuickBooks company files.

Fix 2: Configure Hosting Server

6000 83 error in QuickBooks appears if you are using a hosting server on more than one computer. In other words, the host multi-user mode is active on several workstations as well. Hence, it is suggested to disable and then enable the host multi-user access to fix the error.

Note: The server computer should be the only device on which you can enable or disable the multi-user mode.

Stop Hosting Multi-User Access

  • Launch the “QuickBooks” program on which you are facing the error.
  • Then, click on the “File” menu.
  • Go to the “Utilities” option.
  • Here, if you see the “Stop Hosting Multi-User Access” option in the list then you should click on it to stop the service. But if you see a “Host Multi-User Access” option then you are not supposed to select this option.

Note: You will only see the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option if it is activated otherwise you will only see the option to enable the host multi-user mode.

The same procedure can also be followed on other workstations where you can access the multi-user mode.

Host Multi-User Access

Once done working with the other workstations, the next step is to switch to the server device. This should be the only device on which you host the company file.

  • Launch the “QuickBooks” program on which you are facing the error.
  • Then, click on the “File” menu.
  • Go to the “Utilities” option.
  • Here, if you see the “Host Multi-User Access” button then you are supposed to click on it and follow the prompts given on the screen. But, if you see the “Stop Hosting Multi-User Access” button then you are not required to select this option.

After implementing the required settings to the multi-user mode from the workstations, you can check if you encounter QuickBooks error 6000 83.

Fix 3: Check the Backup Company Filename

Users have to make sure that there are no special characters, spaces, or symbols in the name of their backup company file or folder. To check this, you can go to File Explorer, open the folder, click right on it, edit the name and remove the special characters.

You can also follow these steps:

  • Click on the Windows “Start” button.
  • Then, go to the “File Explorer” through the search bar.
  • Now, open the folder in which your company files are saved.
  • Click right on the file that has the “.qbb” file extension in the file name.
  • Select the “Rename” option.
  • Here, remove the symbols, spaces, and special characters from the file name.
  • Then, click right on the folder that has the “QBB” file.
  • After that, select the “Rename” button.
  • Remove the symbols, spaces, and special characters from the file name.

This way you can correct the file name of your backup company file. Thereafter, you can restore the company file and check if you find any QuickBooks 6000 83 error.

Fix 4: Edit the Hosts File

By editing the Windows hosts file, you can repair the 6000 83 error in QuickBooks. In this method, you are required to configure your Linux Database Server Manager and host file. Thereafter, you can restore the company file. However, it requires administrator access to your computer and server that connects to it so that you can edit the host’s file properly.

Configure Your Linux Database Server Manager

If your company file is saved on the Linux server and you are unable to access the company file due to QuickBooks error 6000 83 then you should follow these instructions:

First of all, configure the Linux server in order to specify a directory in your Initord.config file. When you are done specifying the directory, restart your QuickBooks app and ping your server.
Then, edit your host’s file.

Configure the Host File

When you create a backup, QuickBooks 6000 83 error may appear on your screen. If that is the case, you should configure the host file.

  • On the root of drive C, create a new folder.
  • Then, take a backup of the company file manually.
  • After that, save the backup in a new folder that you just created.
  • Go to computers that are connected to a network and click on the Windows “Start” menu.
  • Type “Command Prompt” or “CMD” in the search bar.
  • Click on the “Command Prompt” when it appears in the result.
Configure the Host File
  • Then, type in “Ping[Name of your Linux server]”.
  • Press the “Enter” key.
  • Thereafter, you can type your “Server name” along with the “IP address”.

Once you are done following these steps, you can edit your host files. You will also have to make sure that your system is connected to a server with the correct Linux server name and IP address. Then, follow these steps:

  • Close all the windows on the device that is connected to a network right now.
  • Go to the “File” menu.
  • Select the “Quit QuickBooks Desktop” option.
  • Click on the Windows “Start” menu.
  • Go to the “File Explorer” by searching it through the search bar.
  • Select the “My computer” tab using the navigation bar. On some computers, this option may appear as “This PC”.
  • Now, go to “Drive C”.
  • Open your Windows folder.
  • Locate the “system32 folder”.
  • Open your driver’s folder. Also, open the “ETC” folder.
  • Click right on the “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” file.
  • Select the “Open with” option.
  • Choose the “Notepad”.
  • Go downwards to the file and add “Linux server IP address” at the end of the text.
  • Press the “Tab” key and add the “Linux server name”. Make sure you add the name with the right case
  • Here, click on the “File” menu.
  • Click the “Save” button.
  • Close the “Notepad” window.

Restore the QuickBooks Company Files

If you confront QuickBooks 6000 83 error while restoring your company files then you should check the company file extension. You need to make sure that your file has a QBW file extension.

Note: If the restored company files have a QBM or ADR file extension after performing the backup process then you are supposed to edit the file extension to QBW.

In addition, you should make sure that there is no issue with the QuickBooks company files. There should not be any special characters, quotation marks, or dollar signs. Also, your file path should not be very lengthy.

Fix 5: Update QuickBooks Software

QuickBooks can be updated in different ways such as immediate methods, automatic updates, manual updates, and release download.

Each method requires a different procedure. Here, we will show you the process of the default automatic method. All you are required to do is check the QuickBooks version, remove the old updates, and download the new updates.

  • Open the “QuickBooks” program.
  • Then, click on the “Help” button.
  • Select the “Update QuickBooks” option.
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  • Click on the “Update Now” tab from the “Update QuickBooks” window.
  • Clear all the older updates you installed earlier. To do so, you can select the boxes and click on the “Reset Update” button.
  • Choose the “Get Updates” option.
  • Click the “OK” button.
  • Now, close the “QuickBooks” program and relaunch it.
  • Click the “Yes” button if prompted to download new updates.

As you download the updates, you can go to the QuickBooks program and try accessing your company files. By now, you must have resolved the QuickBooks error code 6000 83.

Fix 6: Configure Firewall Ports Manually

By configuring the firewall ports manually, you can add new rules. With this, you can easily access QuickBooks on the server. All you will have to allow the connection through Firewall & network protection.

  • Click on the Windows “Start” menu.
  • Type “Windows Firewall” in the search bar.
  • Once you see “Windows Firewall” in the result, click on it.
  • Go to the “Advanced settings” option.
  • Select the “New Rule” button.
  • Now, click right on the “Inbound Rules” button.
  • Then, choose the “Rule Type” section.
  • Click on the “Port” option.
  • Click the “Next” button.
  • Here, make sure that the “TCP” option is selected.
  • Now, choose the “Specific local ports” and ensure you add the “Local Ports” by adding commas.
  • Now, hit the “Next” option.
  • Select the “Allow the Connection”.
  • Hit the “Next” button.
  • Select your “Network type”.
  • Also, ensure that all the profiles are selected if prompted.
  • Now, click on the “Create a rule” button.
  • Rename it as “QBPorts(year).
  • Then, click on the “Next” button.
  • Hit the “Finish” button.

After you add the inbound and outbound rule in Windows Firewall, your QuickBooks program can be accessed without any restriction.

Winding Up

In this guide, we have given you a number of solutions to repair the error. If you find any difficulties accessing or restoring your company files, you can try changing the firewall settings, make sure that the QBDBMgrN.exe file is available in Task Manager, and edit the file permission so that you can share it easily.

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Virginia J. Johnson
Virginia J. Johnson
1 year ago

I have been using the File Doctor Tool for a long time. I will not say that the QuickBooks error 600 83 emerged always. But before this, several errors have occurred. This tool has always been of help.

Gerald I. Stephens
Gerald I. Stephens
1 year ago

Was making a backup of my file like i usually do. This time, after the backup was made and i used that on another system to open the file, it reflected the Quickbooks error 6000 83. I dont know what the fault was but ive made such a backup before too and no such error reflected then.