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Try These Pro Tips To Fix QuickBooks Error 6147

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Having restrictions from the firewall, using an outdated QuickBooks Desktop are some of the obvious reasons you might face issues with normal QuickBooks operations. One such action that gets affected by such issues is accessing the company file in QuickBooks. The error that we are going to discuss in this article is QuickBooks error 6147 that appears right after a user tries to open the company file. Here in this article, we will try to understand the reasons you can face this error and other similar issues accessing the company file and the solutions that can solve the issue without putting much effort.

If dealing with errors and issues in QuickBooks is not your cup of tea, get in touch with one of our certified QuickBooks Desktop experts for immediate troubleshooting help and support

Let’s Understand the Causes that Trigger Error 6147 in QuickBooks

Understanding the actual causes of error 6147 in QuickBooks will definitely help rectify the issue with the least effort possible. So here is a list of every possible reason that counts for prompting error 6147 in QuickBooks Desktop.

1. If your Windows Firewall is set so that it restricts access to the company file stored on the server.

2. An outdated QuickBooks Desktop is not only responsible for having issues like 6147 error but can also create issues with other QuickBooks functions.

3. Having minor or severe damage to the company file can also trigger error code 6147 while accessing it.

With the solutions below, we will try to resolve each of the causes mentioned above and try to fix the error in the shortest time possible.

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Solutions that can Help Fix QuickBooks Desktop Error 6147

Solution 1: Re-configure the Firewall Settings and allow QuickBooks to Access the Company File

1. Go to the Control Panel by searching it from the Start menu.

2. Locate and select the System and Security option.

3. Now click the Windows Firewall option and select the Advanced Settings option from the left.

4. Choose the option that will help add incoming and outgoing rules.

5. Add the ports for QuickBooks to the incoming and outgoing ports.

6. You can find about the ports that QuickBooks uses on the official QuickBooks website.

7. Save the settings and try to access the company file on the server once again.

Solution 2: Install the Most Recently Released Updates of QuickBooks Desktop

1. Run QuickBooks Desktop and make sure your user account has admin rights.

2. Using the Help tab, select the Update QuickBooks Desktop option and move to the Update Now tab on the next window that appears on the screen.

3. Click Get Updates and restart QuickBooks.

4. Once you get a prompt to install the updates, click Install Updates and re-try to open the company file.

If the two solutions mentioned above did not help you resolve the error, try repairing the company file using QuickBooks File Doctor. If QuickBooks error 6147 reappears when you try to access the company file, dial 1-(855)-856-0042 and speak to a certified QuickBooks Desktop expert for advanced troubleshooting help.

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