Easy Ways to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 80070057

Got QuickBooks Error Code 80070057? Here is the solution!

QuickBooks is an innovative bookkeeping and accounting software that millions of business owners across the world find useful. It allows them to handle some of the most complicated tasks such as tracking daily transactions, managing expenses, invoicing customers and tax filing. But, despite being a robust software it sometimes receives errors.

QuickBooks is a top-notch accounting software but it’s not entirely free from errors. Today, through this blog I am going to discuss on one of the most common error code (.i.e. QuickBooks error 80070057) that is reported by many QB users in the community.

What is QuickBooks Error Code 80070057?

One error that occasionally pops up while opening company files is QuickBooks Error 80070057. This error code generally reads “80070057: the parameter is incorrect.” It denotes that the user doesn’t have required permission to delete the company files from its current folder or location. In order to access the company file, you would be required to read/write also create/delete rights.

You may see the following error message on your computer screen:

QuickBooks error message 80070057 - Screenshot

80070057 the parameter is incorrect.

In this blog post, we are giving out some tips to get rid of this issue and enable you to resume working. However, you can hire a QuickBooks enterprise support expert in order to save your valuable time and efforts. Let’s start with the causes behind to this error.

What causes QuickBooks Error Code 80070057?

One or more of the following reasons may cause this windows update error.

  • The company file can’t be read because its extension has been changed.
  • Damaged or corrupt QuickBooks installation.
  • Windows file extension type is wrong for QuickBooks application.
  • Your system’s firewall is not configured for QuickBooks desktop.
  • You are attempting to open a portable file while QB accounting tool isn’t open.
  • You are trying to open a file which is stored on USB flash drive.
  • Your company file has a damage that is detected by QuickBooks at the time of installation.

How to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 80070057?

Perform the following given recommended solutions to resolve the Error code 80070057.

Solution 1: Verify the company file name extension

  • Right-click on the company file.
  • Click on Properties and then QuickBooks.
  • Make a note of the file extension from the Filename field and the current version of QuickBooks in the last opened file.
  • Click OK button.
Change the extension
  • Make a new folder.
  • Copy and paste the company file into the new folder.
  • Rename the new folder.
  • Change the extension of the file to .qbm
  • To save changes click anywhere on the screen.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop to restore the Portable.
  • Rename the extension to .qbb if you are not able to open QuickBooks.
  • Open QuickBooks desktop.
  • Restore the Backup.
  • Rename the file extension to .qbx if it still doesn’t open.
  • Open QuickBooks Convert to an Accounting copy.
Copy the company file and paste it into another folder in Flash drive
  • Open the Windows Explorer with QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Right-click on “File” option and select New Folder.
  • Copy (CTRL+C) the “Companyfile.QBW” from Flash drive and “Paste” (ctrl+v) it in the new folder.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop and then the new folder.

Solution 2: Perform a clean installation of QuickBooks

Perform a clean install while Uninstalling and reinstalling QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Clean Install - Screenshot

Solution 3: Convert the files from Mac to Windows (Mac users only)

Convert the files from Mac to Windows - Screenshot

In case you are converting files from Mac to Windows, make use of the Back-Up option available in Windows function and convert QuickBooks from Mac to Microsoft Windows.

Solution 4: Install and run the QuickBooks File Doctor

QuickBooks file doctor tool - Screenshot

Solution 5: Configure BitDefender to allow QuickBooks Desktop Communication

Configure BitDefender to allow QuickBooks Desktop Communication - Screenshot
  • Go to the main menu of BitDefender 10.0 and choose Antivirus.
  • Select Custom Level.
  • Select Exclude path from the scan.
  • Select New item
  • Choose the mapped drive or UNC path used to browse the company file, for example “Q:\”.

We hope that you are able to fix the windows file error – QuickBooks Error Code 80070057. If the issue persists or you need any other assistance related to QuickBooks, you can call our 24×7 QuickBooks support toll free number 1-866-707-7925 and speak to an expert.


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