What’s the Matter with QuickBooks Error 6073 & How to Fix it?

What’s the Matter with QuickBooks Error 6073 & How to Fix it?

With a stronghold in the financing world for more than ten years, QuickBooks Desktop is now the world’s leading accounting application employed by innumerable companies. Just like in the case of other accounting applications, many times, users face technical glitches and bugs while working with QuickBooks Desktop too. Through this post, we will discuss QuickBooks error 6073, which comes under the category of 6XXX and usually occurs when users try to access their company files in the multi-user mode of QuickBooks Desktop. An error message might pop up on the computer display showing, “QuickBooks is unable to open this company file. It may have been opened by another user.” There are several factors behind QuickBooks error code 6073 that we aim to explain, alongside the ways to rectify them.

For instant troubleshooting assistance to get over QuickBooks error 6073, please get in touch with our QuickBooks professionals at 1-855-856-0042.

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What are the reasons causing QuickBooks error code 6073?

Generally, QuickBooks error code 6073 gets triggered when QuickBooks Desktop on the server computer fails to connect to the internet because of the Windows Firewall security settings. Though, there can be several other reasons behind it, such as:

  • The multi-user hosting settings in QuickBooks Desktop are incorrect.

What are the best ways for eliminating QuickBooks error 6073?

Solution 1) Run QuickBooks File Doctor on the server computer

  • On the server computer, download QuickBooks Tool Hub of the most updated version, which is 1.5.0.0.
  • Double-click on the file you have downloaded (QuickBooksToolHub.exe) and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions to finish the installation of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • In QuickBooks Tool Hub, select the Company File Issues tab.
  • Select the Run QuickBooks File Doctor button.
  • From the drop-down list, select your company file.

Note: If you don’t notice your company file there, select the Browse and search option to find it.

  • Select the Check your file option and then click on the Continue button.
  • Type in your QuickBooks admin password and then click on the Next button.

Solution 2) Correct the multi-user hosting settings in QuickBooks

If your company file is open in Single User mode in any of the workstations:

  • Close QuickBooks Desktop on all the computers where it is running.
  • On your server compute, open the company file in QuickBooks.
  • Move to the File menu and then select the Switch to Multi-user mode option.
  • Try to access the company file on your workstation, and if you get any errors, reboot all workstations.

If your company file is open in Single User mode on the server computer:

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop on the server computer.
  • Move to the File menu and then select the Close company option.
  • Reopen your company file.
  • From the File drop-down menu, select the Open or Restore Company option.
  • Select the Open a company file option and then click on the Next button.
  • Pick your company file.
  • Select the Open file in multi-user mode option and then click on the Open button.

Conclusion:

If QuickBooks error 6073 persists even after following the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above in the post, then our suggestion for you is to contact our QuickBooks experts at 1-855-856-0042 to overcome it.

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