What is QuickBooks File Doctor

QuickBooks is an extremely important software for any company to be using to handle their accounting needs and requirements. Many small to large scale businesses use this application frequently to address financial records and dealings within their companies, replacing the regular book – keeping tasks. Using QuickBooks, you can endlessly use it to file your taxes on time, applications, payroll accounting, form submissions, etc. You cannot afford this chain of work being interrupted due to errors affecting your QuickBooks company file. Using the app, QuickBooks File Doctor, you can fix or repair a number of problems or issues that could have caused you to encounter an error while using QuickBooks.

Normally, your QuickBooks software might stop working all together if your company’s data file gets deleted or lost. Or, it might stop working efficiently or properly if your data file’s gotten corrupted. Whatever the case you might find yourself in, using QuickBooks File Doctor, you can effectively diagnose them. Moreover, you can learn about how you can use to use this File Doctor application from our QuickBooks support service so that once you fix the problem you’re currently facing, that there’s no such instance in the future where your flow of work gets interrupted once again. Keeping such problems in mind, you can easily, if not instantly, diagnose and fix any case where you might require a QuickBooks file repair service, to get your QuickBooks software working again. If not, email or call QuickBooks customer support phone number to avail their assistance.

QuickBooks File Doctor was introduced in the QuickBooks 2015 Version of the software, and everyone having used it afterwards, had access to the app as an update to their previous versions. It was an integrated application which basically meant that within the QuickBooks software, it can be launched and used to resolve any damage done to your QuickBooks Data file or your company file, especially those -6000 Errors that can get quite bothersome. The most common reason why you can encounter such a problem, includes instances such as where you have not properly shut down your host system, not having attached it to a backup – UPS, power fluctuations, failing hard drives, read or write errors in storage devices. Further analysis can also reveal problems such as virtual resources or processing power being inadequate to safely save and utilize the QuickBooks company data file.

QuickBooks File Doctor – Fix your Damaged Company File or Network(US, CA and UK)

Earlier known to users and engineers as the Connection Diagnostic Tool, QuickBooks File Doctor is a tool that can help you resolve some of the most common as well as unusual QuickBooks errors. Particularly those that involves common networking errors and company file errors for your QuickBooks Desktop software. Using this, you can quickly get your QuickBooks back up and running so that you can get back to using it for accounting purposes or other such important tasks. You can contact us for QuickBooks customer support whether you live in the US, CA or in the UK. Using this QuickBooks File Doctor, you can solve numerous problems or issues that you were plagues with over your usage time. If you are not being able to open your company’s data file and keep getting an error message like -6000, -82, -600 -301, -6130, etc. then our QuickBooks customer support can get them resolved for you. We can also rectify problems like blank lists or missing lists for your employees, vendors and customers.

Other than that, if your file is simply damaged and corrupted, or you are not being able to open the software over a network – based or multi – user setup, getting errors like H202, H505, or H101. If you are using the QuickBooks 2016 version and onwards, then you will be prompted to run and use the internal or built – in version of QuickBooks File Doctor. However, you can also use the other version of QuickBooks File Doctor by using it with your QuickBooks Desktop for windows. This is not however, compatible with QuickBooks for MAC and if you’re facing such issues on QuickBooks Desktop for MAC, then you need to contact QuickBooks customer service to get such errors rectified.

How to use QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

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First off, you need to download QuickBooks File Doctor on to your computer. You can check if you need to download File Doctor onto your computer by seeing a green File Doctor icon being present or not on your desktop. If it’s missing, then you probably need to download and install the latest release of QuickBooks File Doctor from their website, as per your Windows Build on the Host System.

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Once the download has finished, you need to start the ‘qbfd.exe’ within the download folder, from where you can follow all of the on – screen instructions to successfully install this QuickBooks File Doctor to your computer. Before you have completed installing, you should also uninstall any previous version that might have been installed, for a clean and fresh install.

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After you have completely installed the File Doctor onto your host system, it will launch automatically once setup has finished. If it doesn’t, you can always start it up from the ‘green wrench icon’ you’ll find located in your Windows task bar. Clicking on this will start up your QuickBooks File Doctor and you’ll be ready to go for analyzing and repairing any issues you’re facing.

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Use the drop down option you’ll find at the top left and access the list of company files. This list will normally contain the last 10 company files you would have opened. If it has been some time since you have opened your company file and for that or for some other reason your company file doesn’t turn up in this list, you’ll need to select ‘browse’ and then manually locate it by yourself before you continue.

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After selecting your company file from that list, you can choose one of two routine options. You can either choose ‘both file damage and network connectivity’, or you can choose ‘network connectivity only’. The first one will be the right option to choose if you think that your company file is damaged and you are seeing 6xxx errors like -6000, -82, -6150, -6000 305, etc. The other option is for when your QuickBooks software is in a multi – user setup and you have been receiving an H202 error whenever you try to open your QuickBooks company file.

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When you are prompted for it, you need to enter your login credentials for your company file, including the Admin password for your host system. Click on next and then proceed to the next menu. From here, you can choose ‘Host/Server’ or ‘Workstation’. You must ensure that you choose the right option so that there’s no problem in effectively resolving your error. You need to pick Workstation if you are running your QuickBooks File Doctor on a workstation and the file is not physically stored or hosted on the machine. Or, you need to pick Host or Server depending on if you are running the QuickBooks File Doctor on a server computer and the QuickBooks file is actually, physically stored on the machine.

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After this, a progress bar should appear and it will then take some time until the QuickBooks File Doctor is finished diagnosing and repairing. Even if you are running the data damage and networking option, you’ll need to wait long enough for the tool to stop completing its task. Based on the size of the company file, whether the file is located locally or on a network, the whole process of diagnosing and repairing your company’s data file can take some time. However, the network only mode is fairly quick and doesn’t take more than 2 minutes on an average basis.

Once the QuickBooks File Doctor has stopped and successfully completed the repair task, you can then close the application. This would have diagnosed and repaired the error that was causing a problem in the first place. Regardless of what you see on the results screen, you must then, try and check if your QuickBooks company file is completely repaired and accessible or not. If you’re still experiencing a problem with accessing your file and getting it to work as it should, then you can contact QuickBooks customer support and avail their assistance in professionally diagnosing and repairing your files.

QuickBooks File Doctor Tool can help you if you are receiving the Following Error Messages

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Error 6150

Upon receiving the QuickBooks error code 6150 while trying to access your company file, your first thought might be about asking for assistance from QuickBooks support. Obviously, you wouldn’t want an error stopping your work and incurring losses or waste any time in not being able to use QuickBooks effectively. The 6150 error code is usually indicative of your company file not opening due to either being infected by the Crypto Wall virus or having been damaged during regular use. If the file’s been damaged, then the file doctor can repair the file without having to restore it from any backups. However, if it indeed is a Crypto Wall virus infection, then the best the QuickBooks File Doctor.

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Error -6000 -82

QuickBooks Program is one software that you don’t want to malfunction or stop working while you are using it for all kinds of financial work at your office or company. Because of how intricate dealings are enabled using QuickBooks, having an error like the QuickBooks Error -6000 -82 delaying or limiting your work is the last thing you would want to face while using it. This error, in particular, arises when your company’s data file in QuickBooks is stored on a different computer system or host PC and needs to be regularly accessed by your QuickBooks program. When it is unable to do so, due to problem along the chain or process, your QuickBooks flashes this error code to tell you something’s wrong.

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Error -6000 -305

A very common QuickBooks error to face or experience while continued usage of the QuickBooks software, is error -6000 -305. The reason behind this error code is generally due to some system process or function interfering with QuickBooks saving data, causing the company file to get damaged, or the entire QuickBooks installation to become corrupt. In such a situation, either your QuickBooks software will not function properly while carrying out certain tasks or stop launching altogether.Whichever’s the real reason for the error, the ultimate result will be that you won’t be able to manage your finances, carry out payroll accounting, etc. without first getting your QuickBooks installation fixed.

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Error -6000 -301

QuickBooks as a software, completely relies on your company’s data file to carry out most of its tasks for which you’re using it in the first place. The message for error -6000 -301 is displayed if your QuickBooks Desktop fails to access your company’s data file, essentially stopping all progress. In this case, one or more of your QuickBooks’ Desktop Support Files are usually damaged, involving either the Transaction Log file, the Data Source Name file or the Network Descriptor file. Apart from this, it could always be your company file that’s actually been damaged or that there’s any encryption software installed on the host system causing the softwares to conflict.

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Error 6150Error -6147

The error -6147 is not a very common error for you to experience, as it is one that only gets the chance to arise while someone is already restoring their company’s data file from a backup copy. Thus, the process which can help you completely fix a corrupt or damaged QuickBooks data file, that is, by restoring it from a backup, itself can get affected with the restoration process seizing up or not working. This error normally doesn’t occur if your QuickBooks release is up – to – date. However, on the off – chance that it does seem to affect your QuickBooks use, or your attempt to restore your file from a backup copy, you can always use the QuickBooks file doctor tool.

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Error -6130

Another uncommon but not unheard of error, QuickBooks error code 6130, according to its developers happens when your QuickBooks Desktop could not disconnect from the system on which your QuickBooks company file is located. As such, this is a problem exclusively experienced by those of you using or operating QuickBooks in the multi – user mode. Normally, the file path where your QuickBooks software expects to access your company file is shown in the product information screen. If this path is suddenly changed, or the drive hosting the company file abruptly disconnected, then you can be certain of receiving this QuickBooks Error 6130.

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Error -H101

If your QuickBooks Desktop or software is flashing the error code -H101, then there’s a good chance that the computer on which your QuickBooks company file is supposed to be located, required additional configuration. There are multiple reasons as to why this error might arise and the most common ones are problems that you can either resolve yourself or contact QuickBooks customer support for. For instance, the security software that you have installed on your host system, or the system firewall might be blocking another computer trying to access the company file. Or, your QuickBooks Desktop might not be able to obtain the IP Address of the computer where your company file is located.

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Error -H202

QuickBooks as an accounting software, requires constant, unrestricted access to your company’s data file that’s located on your Host system, or any other specified location. Quite similar to error -H101, error code -H202 is displayed on your system running QuickBooks Desktop or software when it is not able to easily access your company file located on a different system. This error could likely be brought on by a security software or firewall setting that’s preventing your computer access to the system on which your company file’s located. Furthermore, the .ND file on that system might be damaged or corrupt, causing this problem to occur or simply misconfigured hosting settings.

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Error -H303

A QuickBooks Error Code -H303 could only be indicative of a situation where the company file that you are trying to access on a different system, while operating in multi – user mode, is inaccessible and therefore of no use. Your QuickBooks company file is integral to almost all of the processes that go on as part of your daily QuickBooks usage. This error code essentially flashes to convey to the user that the system on which the company file’s placed, needs to be configured thoroughly so that there’s no blocks in the work path. For this, the host settings of your QuickBooks is often verified and any incorrect configuration settings are identified and corrected. This in turn, fixes any routing or redirecting issues.

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Error -H505

According to the developers over at Intuit, a QuickBooks Error Code -H505 is indicative of a problem where the QuickBooks Desktop you’re running will be or is currently experiencing a problem in accessing your QuickBooks company file. Now, this file might be located on a separate storage device or a different system all together and you need to be able to access it while running the software in a multi – user mode. The most probable cause that could be causing this problem, could be (a) Your QuickBooks software is not being able to retrieve the Internet Protocol Address of the computer system where the file’s located. Or (b) your host system’s firewall or security.

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unrecoverable Errors

QuickBooks is one of the most used financial and accounting software. Intuit designed this software especially for the small and medium-sized businesses. Bringing order to complexities, QuickBooks helps in managing the crucial financial and accounting data. Giving you the one point access to the important company files, the software is quick and easy to use. It helps in managing payroll, invoices, bank payments, account reconciliation, and bank transactions. It brings an ease of collecting, accessing, and updating the information. Moreover, the software gives permissions for accessing the data among the multiple users without compromising the data security.

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Resolve Top Errors

You need to make sure that QuickBooks Desktop is updated to the latest version. It is also advised to install as well as run the software QuickBooks File Doctor prior to performing any of the below mentioned steps. In the scenario that you are still experiencing the issues after the use of the QuickBooks File Doctor, you should perform the following solutions mentioned below. You also need to remember that the -6000 error series can arise in the local as well as the network set up. Opt for the apt set up from the below mentioned options and perform the mentioned steps for the needed solution. contact now for quickbooks error experts.

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Error -6000 -83

QuickBooks Program is one software that you don’t want to malfunction or stop working while you are using it for all kinds of financial work at your office or company. Because of how intricate dealings are enabled using QuickBooks, having an error like the QuickBooks Error -6000 -82 delaying or limiting your work is the last thing you would want to face while using it. This error, in particular, arises when your company’s data file in QuickBooks is stored on a different computer system or host PC and needs to be regularly accessed by your QuickBooks program. When it is unable to do so, due to problem along the chain or process, your QuickBooks flashes this error code to tell you something’s wrong.

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Error -6177, 0

QuickBooks is one of the most significant business accounting programs that is largely being used by majority of business owners. The user-friendly interface of the application lets business owners to manage and maintain accounts properly. However, the features and services of QuickBooks are unmatchable but there are a few errors that are associated with the applications. With appropriate troubleshooting tips, it is easier to get through with the errors and one such error is Error code -6177. Sometimes, while accessing the QuickBooks company file, an error code appears with a text prompt saying “QuickBooks is attempting to open this Company file. Before you can open the company file.

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Error -6073, -99001

QuickBooks is one of the most significant business accounting programs that is largely being used by majority of business owners. The user-friendly interface of the application lets business owners to manage and maintain accounts properly. However, the features and services of QuickBooks are unmatchable but there are a few errors that are associated with the applications. With appropriate troubleshooting tips, it is easier to get through with the errors and one such error is Error code -6177. Sometimes, while accessing the QuickBooks company file, an error code appears with a text prompt saying “QuickBooks is attempting to open this Company file. Before you can open the company file.

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How to Download the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool to your Computer

First off, before you’ve gone about downloading and installing QuickBooks File Doctor to your computer, you must make sure whether File Doctor actually needs to be downloaded and installed. You can try and search for the File Doctor on your system, and you’ll probably see a green – icon of the tool on your desktop if it is already installed. Once you’ve ascertained it is actually missing and you need to download it, you can follow the following steps to go about downloading QuickBooks File Doctor Tool to your computer:

  • Navigate to the download section for QuickBooks File Doctor on Intuit’s website and begin downloading the latest release of the tool from their articles on it.
  • Once this download has completed, you’ll be left with a setup file or a folder containing all these setup files. Here, you must right – click and select ‘run as administrator’ on the “qbfd.exe” file you’ll find within it.
  • This will start the installation process of the QuickBooks File Doctor. Here you’ll receive multiple on – screen instructions on how you can easily install the file doctor, using which you will be able to select all the right options as and when required.
  • If you face any trouble installing this File Doctor tool, especially while on a Windows 10 operated system, then you must look at Intuit’s section on error 5954. From here, you’ll learn how to enable Microsoft .Net 3.5 and will then be able to install the File Doctor easily.
  • Once you have downloaded and installed the QuickBooks File Doctor, the tool shall start automatically once the installation menu closes. However, if it doesn’t, you can click on the green wrench icon titled ‘QuickBooks File Doctor’ from your Windows task bar or desktop to do so.

This is how you can download the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool to your computer or host system running your copy of QuickBooks Desktop software. If you find yourself stuck in any of the steps, or feel that something’s gone wrong during the download or installation process, you can always avail QuickBooks’ customer care services and support.

Key Points to Consider before you Start

Before you proceed with using QuickBooks File Doctor, there are certain key points for you to be aware of and consider. Following are some of these points which can be integral to how you use QuickBooks File Doctor and your experience of it:

  • Regardless of how long you’ve been a QuickBooks user, at this point and time, you might be using a QuickBooks Version that’s released either in 2016 or later. You can check this by verifying your QuickBooks software’s build version.
  • Press F2 to bring up the product information screen where you can see your QuickBooks software’s build version, and also its release date. Here, it’ll show a numeric build version of your QuickBooks software, along with the year it was released in.
  • If you are sure that you are currently using QuickBooks 2016 or a later version like 2017 or 2018, then there’s a different way for you to go about using the QuickBooks File Doctor to deal with errors. You might be prompted to use the internal version of QuickBooks File Doctor that is already installed in the build.
  • However, given the occasion, you must install the latest release of QuickBooks File Doctor from Intuit’s website, their download section. This will be the most up – to – date version of the software and will have the highest chance of properly resolving your issues.
  • Also, while looking to use the QuickBooks File Doctor for any error pertaining to your copy of QuickBooks and its usage, one thing you must make sure that you are using QuickBooks Desktop for Windows. That is, you must ensure that host system on which you are running your copy of QuickBooks Desktop is actually operating on Windows and not any other OS.
  • QuickBooks File Doctor only works in the QuickBooks Desktop software version for Windows, whether 7, 8 or 10. It doesn’t and will not work when trying to install for QuickBooks for Mac. Simply put, QuickBooks File Doctor tool is supported by only Windows host systems and not MAC.

Where does it come from?

If you’re a MAC user currently using QuickBooks Software for your company or business and facing errors, or if you cannot still fix QuickBooks errors in Windows using the File Doctor, then you must look for customer support. You can contact or get in touch with QuickBooks customer service for any sort of assistance or help you think you need in dealing with a QuickBooks application error or issue.

My File is repaired! What’s next?

Now that you have successfully made use of the QuickBooks File Doctor tool to repair your QuickBooks company file, then there are really only a handful of things you can do next. Obviously, you’d want to resume your work that has gotten piled up due to this error which had interrupted your flow of work. However, there are other things to do or at least get around to accomplishing after your QuickBooks Company File has been repaired, such as:

Backup your Company File:

One of the main things that you must do, and make a practice or habit of completing it regularly, is to make a backup of your files. This includes backing up your QuickBooks installation and most importantly, your QuickBooks Company File. As a habit, you must start maintaining a backup of your company file that you’ll update every month, before your bank reconciliations and save them as per the month and year. This backup of your QuickBooks Company file is very important as it will help you restore a working company file from if any problem or error was to occur, such as your company file getting misplaced, deleted or corrupted. For best results, you should try and save your generated backup of your company file to an external storage. This could be an external HDD or a different system. This would further safeguard your company file in the event of a hard drive crash or corruption.

Update QuickBooks Desktop:

Other than backing up your company file, the second most important thing that you can do right after getting your QuickBooks Software free of any errors, is to update it. You should develop a habit of checking for updates for your QuickBooks Desktop software regularly, like about once every 2 weeks or a month. To do so, you can navigate to the drop – down menu labelled ‘Help’ and click on it. This will give you the option to update QuickBooks Desktop which will then search for, and automatically download and install any updates as and when required. In case of any problem, you can always manually update QuickBooks by downloading updates from Intuit. These updates will ensure that you have a smooth user experience and that you can successfully dodge any potential issues or errors.

As such, if you think that you have successfully repaired your QuickBooks Desktop error, then these are two important things that you can follow up that process with. If your error has still not been completely rectified and are experiencing some issues, or if you aren’t able to backup your file and update QuickBooks, then you must contact QuickBooks Customer Support for their assistance.

How to Download the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool to your Computer

While you are using the integrated QuickBooks File Doctor tool, or the one you just downloaded or installed, you should know that there are certain limitations to running and using it properly. Following are some important limitations to using QuickBooks File Doctor for common errors and issues:

  • First off, before or during use of QuickBooks File Doctor, you must be logged in to the host system through an Administrator account.
  • The QuickBooks company file that is subsequently created during your usage of QuickBooks Desktop software, mustn’t exceed a file size of 2GB.
  • Any network fixes that you apply to your QuickBooks installation, will only work for the latest version of QuickBooks that you have currently installed on your host system. They won’t work the same or at all, for the Database Manager – only version.
  • If you want to upload your QuickBooks Company File, you must be connected to the internet with a connection that’s stable and keeps you online.
  • If you are running a Network Diagnosis and Repair process on your host system to settle any issues or resolve errors, then the process might not work as well as intended if you have multiple QuickBooks versions installed on your computer.

Recommended System Requirements for QuickBooks and File Doctor Tool:

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A computer to work as the host system, complete with a modern web browser installed like Firefox, Safari or Chrome.

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PC Configuration: Intel Core i5 or an equivalent processor (2015 model) or higher. 4GB of RAM or 8GB if possible. Windows 7 operating system or later.

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MAC Configuration: Must be running OS X 10.13 or newer.

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Ubuntu, Fedora or Linux operating systems are not supported by QuickBooks.

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For optimal results, a screen resolution of 1440 x 900 or higher.

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An internet connection operating at 3Mbps or above.

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Windows users should have Adobe Reader 11.0 or above for viewing and printing forms from their QuickBooks software.

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A Laser or inkjet printer for printing forms and applications.

These are the basic system requirements that we recommend for you to have in order to ensure an optimal experience while using QuickBooks Desktop or the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool.

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