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How to Repair Damaged QuickBooks Company File?

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Are you using the latest version of Intuit QuickBooks, that is, Pro 2010? If yes, then are you facing problems while opening a company file? For these situations, QuickBooks Support provides two competent tools to check the integrity and the connectivity abilities of the company file. You should use these tools or use the updated backup of the company file for QuickBooks recovery. However, if it does not happen then you should use a third-party QuickBooks repair software to repair the damaged company (.QBW) file.


Consider a case wherein you are using Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2010. You open a company (.QBW) file but it does not open displaying the following error message:


"Error -6000, -80: An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to access the company file"




This problem in QuickBooks company file can occur due to four different reasons. They are:


  • The company file is damaged.

  • You have converted or restored the company data over a network.

  • Many users are using this QuickBooks data file.

  • There is no active connection with the server.




The resolution of this problem requires performing different methods according to the corresponding problem. They are:


  • Download QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool: You should download and install the Company File Diagnostic tool to scan the file to detect any errors in the QBW file. You should restore the updated backup of the company file, if errors are found. If not, then use the next method.

  • Download and run the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool: You should download and install the Connection Diagnostic tool to check if the company file is capable of creating connections over the network. If the connection is OK and you are able to open the file after running this tool, then you should go ahead and continue working on the file. If you are getting any errors, then try next method.

  • Copy the file to the local C drive: You should copy the company file to a local hard drive and restore the updated backup. Then, copy the restored backup file to the original location.


These methods should bring normalcy to the company file in all major instances. However, if it is not so then you should use a third-party QuickBooks repair software to repair the damaged QBW database file. These read-only tools Repair QuickBooks File without inflicting any damage to the original file.


Stellar Phoenix Recovery for QuickBooks is the software that is most recommended by most QuickBooks Recovery experts. Able to repair QuickBooks database files created in Intuit QuickBooks 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007 versions, this QuickBooks repair software recovers and restores all information related to company, customers, employees, vendors, etc. In addition, this software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.

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