How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6177?

QuickBooks Error error 6177

Any software which is developed could be prone to errors. The makers might not be aware of all the possibilities possible. Similar is the case with the accounting software known as QuickBooks. It is developed by the Intuit group based in the US with so many useful features. But there are certain errors which might be possible to come up while you try to alter anything, save or wish to open any file. Here is a guide to resolve QuickBooks error 6177.

What is QuickBooks Error 6177?

When one uses QuickBooks, you have to use user id and password. Your inputs are saved and secured automatically with the unique id and password. When one is trying to open any file in a fixed location in QuickBooks, it is possible that the file may not open easily. Your computer may not find it. Due to some problem, the software may be unable to open the desired file. This condition of not being able to open any file may be caused by an error called QuickBooks error 6177.
QuickBooks Error 6177

What causes QuickBooks Error 6177?

It is one of the facts that the way QuickBooks works is different from the way your computer works. So, since they differ in technical aspects, QuickBooks may be unable to locate and open the desired file. Also, it is unable to open it in the desired manner.
The main reason that can result in QuickBooks error 6177 0 appearing on your screen is that your QB fails to use the path which is required to open the QB company file. Some of the other reasons are given here below –

  • QuickBooks company file is corrupted.
  • Company file has got damaged.
  • There is a virus in the system or system is infected with some other malware.
  • Some of the QB related system files have got deleted.

Effects of QuickBooks Error 6177 0

The main effect of the error 6177 is that the file would not open. Your QuickBooks fails to find ways to open it when needed. Other effects are here given below –

  • QuickBooks user is unable to open the company file.
  • QB error code 6177 message appears on the screen.
  • QuickBooks software freezes repeatedly.
  • QB program window crashes again and again.
  • Your PC runs sluggishly and responds very slowly to mouse or keyboard input.
  • Windows freeze frequently for a few seconds at a time.
  • A user finds that the PC is crashing again and again.

Also Read: How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6150?  

Steps to resolve QuickBooks Error 6177

Apply the following steps to fix QuickBooks error code 6177 –

Step 1: Update QuickBooks

  • Run QuickBooks as administrator.
  • Under the Help menu, click Update QuickBooks.
  • Click Mark all under the Options tab.
  • Choose Save and open the Update Now tab.
  • Reset Update box should be marked.
  • Click on Get Updates.
  • Close QuickBooks when update process completes.
  • Open QuickBooks.
  • Restart system to complete the installation.

Step 2: Change file location

Move company file from server, cloud or external hard drive to your local drive and then back again.

  • Go to File Explorer on your server or PC.
  • Find QuickBooks folder.
  • Find the QuickBooks company file, and note drive name and location.
  • Move the file to your local C: drive.
  • After this, create a portable company file.
  • Restore this file to the drive from which the QB company file was initially moved.
  • See, if QuickBooks error 6177 0 is still appearing. If yes, move to the next step.

Step 3: Use QuickBooks File Doctor

Make use of QB File Doctor tool on the server in order to scan the QuickBooks company file and clean it up. The location also gets refreshed. Back up a company file, if the issue is fixed. If not fixed, move to next step.

Step 4: Fix file path manually

  • Find QB folder on the server.
  • Search file having the name of the company that ends with .nd.
  • Delete this file.
  • Install QB Database Server Manager.
  • Open it on your server.
  • Choose QB folder having company files.
  • Click on the Start Scan.
  • Click close once the scan is finished.
  • Configure permissions for allowing sharing of company files.

Open QuickBooks and check whether QuickBooks error 6177 is fixed or not.


Lastly, if nothing works, calling the Accountant Squad support team is the best option. Every trouble has a solution and so has this error. If you are unable to resolve QuickBooks Error 6177, QuickBooks Error Support team at Accountant Squad is always there at 1-855-857-0824 to help you with all types of QuickBooks errors and issues.

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