What Does Error Code -6073, -99001 Mean? Error: -6073, -99001. QuickBooks is unable to open this company file.
This is what the error looks like explained in the caption below:
“QuickBooks is unable to open this company file. It may have been opened by another user….”
Why is this happening?
QuickBooks Error Code -6073, -99001 can occur due to one of the following reasons:
- The file is open in a Single User mode on the computer that is hosting the company file
- The file is still being accessed at another workstation in Single User mode
- The file (.qbw) is located in a network folder that has a “read-only” permission
- The files are hosted on a Linux server, whereby more than one login credentials are used to access this shared folder
Let’s explore detailed information on reasons and resolutions for QuickBooks Error Code -6073, -99001.
What does the QuickBooks Error codes: (-6073, -99001) exactly mean:
It simply suggests that the company file is opened in single-user mode but is accessed from multiple other workstations as well in the same “Single User Mode”. Foremost the user should be asked to switch to multi-user mode. If required, then end all live QuickBooks sessions with the help of Task Manager. This needs to be done before each user switches to multi-user mode.
How to fix QuickBooks Error codes: (-6073, -99001)?
Solution 1: Download QuickBooks File Doctor wizard, install and run:
To diagnose and correct the working in a Multi-User mode is time-consuming. The simplest way is to get QuickBooks File Doctor to resolve the error for you. It will analyze whether the computer and network connection are properly set up in the Multi-User mode.
However, if the tool is unable to detect the problem or fails to repair it, then do try the solutions described in the article below.
Solution 2: If the company file is opened in “Single User” mode on another workstation
- Have all computers close QuickBooks desktop completely
- Then open QuickBooks on the Host computer
- Now open the file again and switch to Multi-User mode
- Quick tip: If this doesn’t work, then reboot all workstations
Solution 3: If the company file is opened in “Single User” mode on the Host computer.
For 2010 and higher versions of QuickBooks:
- Go to File > Close company
- Now reopen the company file again by selecting Open or Restore Company > Open a company file (.QBW or .QBA).
- Click Next.
- Select the file from the list of Company Files > Next
- Select Open file in Multi-User mode > Open and log in normally as you do
Solution 4: If the company data file is located in a read-only network folder:
Go to the computer that is hosting your company data file
- Open Windows Explorer and browse the location where your company data file is saved
- Right-click on the folder and then select Properties > Security
- Change the permissions for an existing group or user by clicking on the name of the group or user
- Select Allow check box to Full Control of user that needs access click Apply > OK
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