How to fix QuickBooks Company Files “Error -6000, -80” on Windows/Mac

By | July 29, 2014

get rid of QuickBooks file “Error -6000, -80”This error is generally found in latest version of Intuit QuickBooks and therefore we bring this post for you so that you can know how to solve QuickBooks error -6000, -80. Due to this error message, it becomes very difficult to work and it frequently pop-ups on screen. So, it is very much important that you first of all fix this error -6000, -80 to work properly on Company QuickBooks files. The application itself has provided the solution to get rid of this issue with two competent utility to check connectivity abilities and integrity of the company files. You can use these utility or you can use the latest updated backup of the company files to prevent this issue. However you can also use appropriate third party QuickBooks Repair Tool to fix the above error message.

You may get different types of error message in various cases of company QBW file corruption. In one of the cases when you try to open a company QuickBooks (.qbw) files you get the below error message:

Error -6000, -80: An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to access the company file”


There could be several reasons for the above error message. The most common reasons behind this error are:

1 – May be company (.qbw) files get corrupted.

2 – May be Company files are used by multiple users.

3 – Due to company data are converted over network.

4 – Connectivity problem with server or connection with server is not active.


You can use any of the following methods to fix the QuickBooks Company Files “Error -6000, -80.” They are as follow:

1 – Apply QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool – Install company file diagnostic tool from official website and run it. It will scan the corrupted company files and detect the errors in QBW files. Now you can restore the updated company file, if it detects any errors. If it doesn’t then try next solution.

2 – Apply QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool – Install QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool from the official site and run it. It will check the company QuickBooks files is able to create connection over the network or not. If you are getting any error then fix it. But if there is no error and connection Is OK then you can continue with you work on the QBW file. But even after trying this solution you still face the same error, then try next solution.

3 – Copy the file to the local (C:) drive – In this solution you will need to copy the company ).qbw) files to the local drive and restore the updated backup. Then restored the backup files to its original location. Now check whether your company file is still throwing that error message or not. If you still face the same problem then go for recommended solution.

4 – Recommended solution – In many cases the above solution will solve your company files issues and errors but sometimes in few cases above solution may not work. To fix QuickBooks Company Files “Error -6000, -80”, you can use QuickBooks File Repair tool. This tool is also helpful and comes handy in repairing corrupt, damaged or inaccessible QuickBooks Database files. This tool works perfectly in all types of corruption related to it.

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How to fix QuickBooks Company Files

Step 1: Click on the ‘Select File’ button if you know the location of QuickBooks file or select ‘Search Files’ if you don’t know the location of file.QuickBooks error

Step 2: Click the ‘Scan File’ button for scanning the selected file.QuickBooks error

Step 3: To see the preview of scanned company information click on the ‘Company’ button.QuickBooks error

Step 4: By clicking on ‘Customer’ button, you can see the customer related information.QuickBooks error

Step 5: If you want to see the information of vendors click on the ‘vendor’ button.QuickBooks error

Step 6: For getting employees related information click on ‘Employees’ button.QuickBooks error

Step 7: Now click on the ‘Repair’ button, a ‘Save As’ dialog box will appear select version, path and then click on the ‘Start’ button.QuickBooks error

Step 8: If repair process is successfully completed then a message will appear as ‘repair process completed successfully’. Now click ‘OK’ and close the box and you are done.QuickBooks error