Running a business is not an easy task but with QuickBooks, you can achieve your targets easily and complete your tasks efficiently. QuickBooks is a powerful accounting software that has been used and trusted by millions of users across the globe. The QuickBooks company file in QuickBooks contains and stores all the important documents related to your business including your financial data that consists of transaction reports, lists, and so on. Hence it is important to resolve any issues related to the QuickBooks company file immediately. While using the QuickBooks company file sometimes you might face certain issues like Connection to the QuickBooks company file is lost because of which you might also come across various error codes that belong to 6000 error series. One of the reasons behind these errors can be incorrect folder permissions, firewall configuration, or internet settings in Windows and you will notice the following error message when you will open the QuickBooks company file:

  • -6000, -80
  • -6000, -77
  • -6176, 0
  • Server Busy

The file you are trying to open cannot be opened, ensure that the specific file is not being currently used by any other program or a read-only file. You might receive an error message stating the system cannot find the path specified. However, these issues can be resolved easily by performing various methods. If you are also looking for such solutions then you have arrived at the right page this article has all the necessary information about how you can fix the QuickBooks company file error so that you can easily work on your files without any interruption or hindrance. If after performing all these steps that are mentioned below you still face any issue then you can get in touch with the QuickBooks highly experienced technical team at errorsupportnumber +1800-366-1468 to get quick assistance. 

How You Can Fix The Quickbooks Company File Connection Lost Issue?

Method 1- Open the file once again:

You might face this issue when you are opening your company file. You need to open the QuickBooks company file again and this time you should be able to open it properly. If you are not being able to open it then you need to perform the next step.

Method 2- Up-gradation of QuickBooks to the latest release

Make sure that you have updated your  QuickBooks to the latest release or you can get in touch with the QuickBooks highly experienced technical team.

Method 3- Run the QuickBooks as an administrator 

  • Open the task manager and then close your QuickBooks and all its related processes.
  • Open the desktop and then right-click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • Click on the run as an administrator in the drop-down list.
  • Then try to open your company file once again.

Method 4- You Can Toggle The UAC Setting:

Windows 10, 8.1 and 8

  • Open task manager and then close the QuickBooks and all its related processes.
  • Open the start menu and then enter User Account Control in the search field and press enter.
  • Go to settings and then change user account control settings.
  • Now you need to note down the current level and then shift the slider to highest settings> Always notify Windows 7 or Vista
  • Now Run the QuickBooks and then close it once again.
  • Open the user account control settings and then choose the original position for the slider.
  • Now try to open the company file once again.

Method 5- Make sure that you have not set the file as Read Only.

  • Go to the windows explorer > Windows+E keys and then locate to the folder where your company file is stored.
  • Find the company (.QBW) file. And right-click on it.
  • Click on the properties in the drop-down list and then click on general
  • Check if the read-only checkbox is not marked, if it is marked then remove the checkmark and click on the ok option.
  • Now try to open the QuickBooks company file once again.

Method 6- Make sure that you have correct settings for internet explorer.

  • Click on the internet explorer and then run it, now click on the gear icon that is present at the upper right corner.
  • Choose the internet options and then click on advanced
  • Now go to the security section and ensure that you have the following options marked:
  • Use SSL 2.0
  • Use SSL 3.0
  • Use TLS 1.0

Method 7- login as a windows administrator

  • Open the start menu and then click on log off
  • Choose the administrator account and enter the password ( if you have set any)
  • Now try to open the company file once again.
  • Method 8- to make QuickBooks work properly make sure windows permissions are set correctly.
  • Open task manager and then close the QuickBooks and all its related processes.
  • Go to the windows explorer by pressing windows+E keys on the keyboard.
  • Open the C:\Program Files\ through Windows Explorer. 

Important- If you notice C:\Program Files (x86)\, then locate to the folder directly which means that you are using a 64bit computer.

  • Now go to the Intuit folder and then choose properties
  • Locate to the security tab and then click on the advanced option.
  • Go to the owner field and make sure that you have chosen the user group. If you notice the system or there is something else instead of users, then you need to take ownership of the intuit folder in that case which means that you Take Ownership if you do not see USERS as the owner.
  • Open the Intuit permissions window, click on the Advanced Security Settings and then choose a change in the owner field.
  • Type the users and then press enter.
  • Now you need to mark the Replace owner on sub-containers and objects.
  • Now click on the ‘users’ option that is your computer name or users, Full control, and then click on Ok.
  • Open the Intuit folder properties window, and locate to the security now option then click on the edit option.
  • Click on the users that are your computer name or users and make sure that you have marked the full control in it.
  • Now click on the OK that will close all the Intuit folder properties window.
  • Check if your error is fixed or not, if not then you need to follow the same procedure for the additional intuit folders mentioned below:
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit (Note: if you are on a 64bit computer, you will need to use C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit)
    • C:\ProgramData\Intuit
    • C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Intuit

Method 9- You need to configure the firewall and internet security settings to update and have network access.

Go through the Configure Firewall and Internet security settings for QuickBooks Desktop.

QuickBooks Technical Support Service:

We hope that with the help of the information and solutions provided above you have been able to understand how to resolve the Connection to QuickBooks company file is lost error and you have now been able to work on your QuickBooks company file without any interruption. However, if you are still facing any trouble or have any doubt or confusion that needs to be cleared then you can directly contact the Intuit QuickBooks Proadvisors who are 24*7 available to assist you with resolving any kind of QuickBooks related problems, issues, or errors. The QuickBooks highly experienced technical support experts are known for resolving any kind of problems associated with QB instantly resulting in saving your time and energy that you can otherwise invest in attending other needs of your business. You can get in touch with the team at the QB toll-free errorsupportnumber +1800-366-1468 to get immediate assistance.

How To Resolve QuickBooks Company File Is Lost

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