QuickBooks File Doctor is an advanced version of the QuickBooks Diagnostic Tool, that has been integrated into all versions of QuickBooks that have been manufactured after the year 2016. It can be used to diagnose and repair most occurring errors in your company files, as well as your internet connection.
What can the File Doctor solve?
All company file errors.
The series of -6000 errors.
-6150: Your installation is damaged.
-6000 -82: Provide appropriate access to your QuickBooks.
-6000 -301: The file you are looking for has changed its location.
In case you are facing issues with the installation procedure of your QuickBooks, the most recommended method to solve it is by running the QuickBooks File Doctor. This is to ensure that it isn’t being caused by software or Windows glitches.
The H series of errors that you might come across in the multi-user mode of QuickBooks can also be solved including H101, H202, H303, H505
You will only face the H series of errors if you are trying to access a company file that is present on a shared server or drive in a multiple user environment.
There are certain errors that the File Doctor is configured to solve. They will automatically launch the tool, and all you will have to do is press the Star
The Limitations you might face while using it:
It requires Administrator access to use.
You will require a decently fast internet connection.
The company file you are trying to diagnose should not exceed the space limitations of 2GB.
The QuickBooks File Doctor works best if you are working with a singular installation of QuickBooks on your PC. In case you have multiple versions installed for different functions, it may cause you some issues other than the ones it is diagnosing.
The software requires you to have the latest updates installed for QuickBooks – in case you have a previous version on your system, it might properly detect your issue.
It only works for the Windows OS versions of QuickBooks. As of now, the File Doctor is not compatible with Mac versions.
How to use the QuickBooks File Doctor?
Open your version of QuickBooks.
DO NOT login to your company file yet.
Select Utilities¸ then click on Repair File and Network Problems.
At this stage, you might be presented with a window that asks you for permission to gather your diagnostic information. Make sure you mark Yes, before clicking on If you do not see this window, there is no cause to worry, simply skip over to the next step.
Navigate to your company file of choice and then Open
Click on the option to Show Advanced Settings, and it should show you drop-down menu.
From this menu, select the best fix based on the error you are facing.
Login to your company file using your QuickBooks ID and Password.
Click Next and it should open the QuickBooks File Doctor.
Be patient while the diagnosis completes.
Reopen your company file, as it should be fully repaired.
Hopefully, your issue has been resolved!
Try your best to be patient, as depending on the size of the company file, as well as the magnitude of your error, the File Doctor could take some time to fix your problem. The diagnosis and reparation process is an intricate one, and should be able to resolve most of your company file and network related errors.