How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83?

QuickBooks Error 6000 83

QuickBooks Error 6000 83 occurs when a user tries to open, back up, or restore a company file. On the screen, a message will appear that an error has occurred when QuickBooks accounting software tried to access the QuickBooks company file.

What causes QuickBooks Error 6000 83?

The following can lead to QuickBooks Error 83-

  • Some QuickBooks files are missing.
  • Permissions for the network server are insufficient.
  • Windows user has insufficient permissions.
  • Permissions for QBDataServiceUserXX are insufficient.
  • You are converting QuickBooks company file from an earlier version over a network.
  • QuickBooks files are being blocked by a firewall or any other security software.
  • Shared folder or company file is damaged.
  • .qbm or .qbw.adr may be the file extension.
  • Hosting mode is open in more than one computer.
  • Windows version is neither US version nor Canadian version. Windows Regional Language Settings have been set to other than the English language.

Steps to fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83

There are different solutions available. The task that you were performing in QuickBooks when the error occurred will decide which solution will work for you.

If you were opening a company file stored on Windows Server, try solutions one to four given below.

1. Run QuickBooks File Doctor

Download QuickBooks File Doctor from the Intuit website and run it. Check whether error 6000 83 QuickBooks is fixed.

2. Turn off hosting mode on all user computers

Go to File in QuickBooks, then Utilities and stop hosting mode. This should be done on all computers except one that hosts the company file.

3. Fix QuickBooks error 6000 83 manually

If QuickBooks File Doctor is unable to run successfully on your PC, you have to manually fix the QuickBooks error code 6000 83. Follow these steps –

  • Update QuickBooks to the latest release.
  • Change settings of your firewall software so that QuickBooks files can be accessed over the internet.
  • Edit the permissions, if required, so that company files can be shared.
  • Create the Network Descriptor (.nd) file by scanning the folder storing the company file.
  • Verify that hosting mode is on only on the server computer with QuickBooks Database Server Manager For other computers, hosting should be off.
  • Under the Task Manager on the server, make sure QBDBMgrN.exe is present on the list. Check whether the value in the User Name column in the QBDBMgrN.exe row is correct.
  • Open the QuickBooks company file from the computer that is serving as the host. Copy file to your Windows desktop. Open QuickBooks Desktop. Now, open the company file copied on your desktop. If QuickBooks error 6000 83 is still appearing, company file might be damaged. You can remedy this by restoring backup company file, using QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery to recover data, or by sending your company file to Intuit’s data recovery team.
  • In case the company file gets opened without any error, you have to copy the company file back to the file’s original location. Before copying back the company file from desktop, you must rename the company file in the original location. Make sure that you have not pasted over the company file in the original location.
  • Open your QuickBooks and then open the company file. Check if QuickBooks 6000 83 error is appearing.

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4. Edit Windows hosts file

To edit Windows hosts file, you require administrator access to the server and computers that connect to it.

If your company file is stored on a Linux server and QuickBooks error 6000 83 appears when you try to open the file, try the following solutions –

  • Configure the Linux Database Server Manager to specify the directory in theInitord.conf file. After you have specified the directory, on the Windows client, restart the QB Enterprise Solutions application. Now, ping the server.
  • Edit hosts file.

If you were creating a backup when QuickBooks error 6000 83 appeared, follow these two steps –

  • On the root of the C drive, make a new folder.
  • Backup your company file manually and save the backup into the new folder created in the above step.

If you were restoring your company file when the QuickBooks error 6000 83 occurred, try these solutions –

  • Verify the extension of the company file

Check whether restored company file has a .qbw extension. If a file with .adr or .qbm extension gets created after running the backup process, change the file extension to .qbw.

  • Ensure there are no issues with file name and path

Special characters like a dollar sign ($) and quotation mark (‘) should not be present in the file name. Also, the file path should not be very long.

If the backup is required to be restored on a network location, first of all, restore it to your PC. Then, you should copy the company file restored on your PC to the network location. Now, open the file to see if QuickBooks error 83 is resolved.

The above-given solutions should fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83. If you are experiencing again same error-  quickly call us at our QuickBooks Customer Support Number 1-855-857-0824 to get technical assistance. 

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