QuickBooks Error Code 6189 – Easy Tips to Resolve It

Learn Simple Steps to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 6189

QuickBooks is an innovative accounting software trusted by tens of millions of small and mid-sized business owners all around the world. But like any other computer software, QB too isn’t fully error proof. One issue that QuickBooks users frequently come across is QuickBooks Error Code 6189. The error code is defined as,

When you try to open your company file, you’ll see an error 6189. It means that your company file isn’t accessible.

An error occurs when QuickBooks tried to access the company file (-6189, -816),”

QuickBooks Error Message 6189 Screenshot

Read on this blog post to know how you can spot, avoid and fix this issue. However you can save your time and efforts by taking help from QuickBooks support to resolve this error quickly.

Just ring up at our toll-free number i.e. +1-866-707-7925 and our team of experts and certified professionals will help you to fix the issue.

QuickBooks Error Code 6189 – Reasons

One or more of the following reasons may cause error code 6189.

  • Damaged software download or incomplete installation of QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Windows registry has some corruption caused by a recent QB software change.
  • Virus, malware or other infection in Windows files or QuickBooks related program files that spoiled the important files of software.
  • A dubious software deleted vital QB program files or other program files of another software.

Symptoms of QuickBooks error 6189

  • Error code 6189 appears on the screen.
  • The active program window crashes.
  • Or, the system frequently crashes with error 6189.
  • Windows run sluggishly.
  • The system will freeze for a few seconds at a time.
  • Program installation, while an intuit inc related software program.
  • Another symptom can be QuickBooks running, during Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the installation of the Windows operating system.

Read Also: How to upgrade QuickBooks Enterprise solutions?

How to Resolve QuickBooks Error 6189?

You need to follow the below given steps to fix QuickBooks error code 6189 and QuickBooks desktop multi-user network up and running again

Solution 1: Restart your computer as well as server

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  • Restart all computers (in case of multi-user setup) that have access to your company file.
  • In case your data is on a server, restart that too.
  • Move on to the next solution, if the issue persists.

Solution 2: Install QuickBooks Database Manager on your server

QuickBooks Database Server Manager (QBDSM) - Screenshot
  • Additional license is not required during the installation of the Database Manager.
  • Install the Database Manager if there is no QuickBooks database user.
  • Restart your server after installation is complete.

Solution 3: Check if your data file is stored on a network drive

  • Make sure that your QuickBooks file is not stored on a NAS device or any other removable drive.
  • These devices are not allowed to run the QuickBooks Database Manager.
  • Sometimes this setup can trigger data corruption.

Solution 4: You are using data file share service

  • As a business owner, you should keep from using file-sharing services such as Box.net, Dropbox, and Sugarsync and different online sync services.
  • This error may also be occurring if you use online auto backup utilities.
  • You may face this error if you are to accessing your company file through any data file share service.
  • To avoid these problems, you can move your company file to some other location than the dropbox folder. You can copy the file and paste that to c drive of your computer.

Read also: How to solve QuickBooks Error code 1935?

Solution 5: You can use encryption software on your computer

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  • It’s not advisable to encrypt your company file.
  • Don’t encrypt company file in your computer.

Solution 6: Run Quick Fix my Program from the QuickBooks Tools Hub

Step 1: Download & install the QuickBooks Tools Hub

  • First of all download the QuickBooks Tool Hub file from Intuit site.
  • After that save the file into your PC.
  • Now open the file location where you saved the download file and double click on QuickBooksToolHub.exe file to install it.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Once the installation gets complete click on the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon and open it.
QuickBooks Tools Hub Icon - Screenshot

Step 2: Run the Fix my Program from Tools Hub

  • Open QuickBooks Tools Hub and choose Program Problems option.
  • After that choose Quick Fix my Program.
Run the Fix my Program from Tools hub - Screenshot
  • Start QuickBooks Desktop and open your data file.

The above-mentioned methods should enable you to resolve QuickBooks Error 6189. However, these do-it-yourself methods don’t work all the time. In case the issue persists, you should not waste any more time and immediately contact our QuickBooks enterprise support experts at +1-866-707-7925.

We boast a team of experienced QuickBooks professionals who can provide you with precise solutions in no time.

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