QuickBooks company file is the most important part of your business because it stores all your financial data including reports, lists, transactions, etc. Sometimes, you can face several errors and issues related to your QuickBooks company file such as the Connection to QuickBooks company file is lost. Due to this issue, you can face multiple error codes from the 6000 error series. These errors can occur due to Incorrect folder permissions, firewall configuration, or internet settings in Windows and you can get the following error messages while opening the QuickBooks company file:

  • -6000, -80
  • -6000, -77
  • -6176, 0
  • Server Busy
  • The file you specified cannot be opened make sure that it is not currently being used by another program or a read-only file. The Windows error was: The system cannot find the path specified

There are multiple solutions that can be implemented to resolve this issue. This article will provide you a complete guide to resolve QuickBooks company file error so that you can work on your files again. You can also contact us at our QuickBooks Customer Service Phone Number +1888-396-0208 if you want any kind of assistance from us.

How To Resolve QuickBooks Company File Connection Lost Issue?

Solution 1: Open the file again

Sometimes you can face this error while opening the company file without any issue. You need to try to open the QuickBooks company file again and you should be able to open it properly. If it still can’t be opened, navigate to the next solution.

Solution 2: Update QuickBooks to the latest release

You need to make sure that you update your QuickBooks to the latest release or you can contact our QuickBooks Upgrade Support department.

Solution 3: Run QuickBooks as Administrator

  • Close QuickBooks and all its related processes using the Task Manager.
  • Go to the desktop and right-click on QuickBooks icon.
  • Select Run As Administrator from the drop-down list.
  • Now, try to open your company file again.

Solution 4: Toggle the UAC setting

Windows 10, 8.1, and 8

  • Close QuickBooks and all its related processes using the Task Manager.
  • From the Start menu, type User Account Control in the search box and hit enter.
  • Navigate to Settings > Change User Account Control Settings.
  • Note down the current level and shift the slider to the highest setting, Always notify.

Windows 7/Vista

 

  • Close QuickBooks and all its related processes using the Task Manager.
  • From the Start menu, type User Account Control or Control Panel in the search box and hit enter.
  • Go to the Change User Account Control settings section.
  • Note down the current level and shift the slider to the highest setting, Always notify.
  • Run QuickBooks and close it again.
  • Go to the user account control settings again and set the slider to its original position.
  • Try to open company file again.

Solution 5: Ensure that the file is not set as Read Only.

  • Open the Windows Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys and navigate to the folder where your company file is located.
  • Locate and right-click on the company (.QBW) file.
  • Select Properties from the drop-down options and navigate to the General
  • Make sure that Read Only checkbox is not marked. If it is checked, remove the checkmark and click on OK.
  • Try to open your QuickBooks company file again.

Solution 6: Ensure that your Internet Explorer settings are correct.

  • Run the Internet Explorer and click on the gear icon located on the upper right corner.
  • Select Internet Options and navigate to the Advanced
  • Scroll down to the Security section and make sure that the following options are checked:
    • Use SSL 2.0
    • Use SSL 3.0
    • Use TLS 1.0

Solution 7: Log in as Windows administrator.

  • Go to the Start menu and select Log off.
  • Select the administrator account and enter the password (if there is one).
  • Try to open your company file agaib.

Solution 8: Ensure Windows permissions are set correctly for QuickBooks to function.

  • Close QuickBooks and all its related processes using the Task Manager.
  • Open the Windows Explorer by pressing Windows + E
  • Go to C:\Program Files\ through Windows Explorer. Note: If you see C:\Program Files (x86)\, navigate to the folder instead as that means you have a 64bit computer.
  • Right-click on the Intuit folder and select Properties.
  • Navigate to the Security tab and click on Advanced
  • On the Owner field, make sure that the User group is chosen. If the SYSTEM or something other than Users is there, you have to take ownership of the Intuit folder. Take Ownership if you do not see USERS as the owner.
    • On the Intuit permissions window, go to the Advanced Security Settings Click on Change for the owner field.
    • Type USERS and hit Enter.
    • Put a checkmark on the Replace owner on sub-containers and objects
    • Click on Users (YOUR COMPUTER NAME\Users) Full Control and select OK.
  • Go to the Intuit folder properties window, and navigate to the Security Now, click on the Edit button.
  • Click on Users (YOUR COMPUTER NAME\Users) and ensure that the Full Control has a check mark in it.
  • Click on OK to close the Intuit folder properties window.
  • Check if the error is resolved or not. If not, you need to perform the same steps for the following additional Intuit folders:
    • 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

Solution 9: Configure Firewall and Internet security settings for updates and network access.

See Configure Firewall and Internet security settings for QuickBooks Desktop.

Technical Support For QuickBooks Company File Issues

The provided solutions should be helpful for you in resolving the Connection to QuickBooks company file is lost and you should be able to work on your QuickBooks company file again. However, if you are still and able to resolve the issue then it is possible that there is some corruption associated with your data files. You can use Verify and Rebuild Data Utility to resolve data damage issues. If all your efforts couldn’t provide you the results, you can contact us at our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-396-0208 and get your issues resolved.

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