QuickBooks is a financial product suite from Intuit Contents, which consists of various modules to cater to a large variety of users in several organizations. The main QuickBooks database file, .QBW, that holds all the information of various transactions may get corrupt at times. This would definitely put lot of precious financial information under serious threat. In such cases, you should use a professional Intuit repair software to perform QuickBooks file recovery, if you are unable to access the QBW file.
Consider a scenario wherein you are getting the following error message while trying to open a company file or restoring a backup file in QuickBooks 2007:
“This is not a QuickBooks data file or there is a problem with the data file. Please contact Intuit Technical Support and provide them with the following error codes: (-6147, 0)”
This problem while opening the QuickBooks company file or restoring the backup file may have caused because of the following reasons:
- The QuickBooks company file is corrupt.
- The backup file, which you are trying to restore, is on the network.
- The complete path name of the backup file is more than 210 characters.
To resolve this problematic situation, you should perform the following methods for each of the mentioned problem:
- Download and use diagnostic tool: You should download the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool from the QuickBooks support page. If damage is reported after running this tool, then you should restore from an updated backup. However, if you get the 'No problem detected in your Company File' message and still face the same problem then you should use the next method.
- Download and use connection diagnostic tool: You should download the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool from the QuickBooks support page. If after running this tool, you get “File Open successful” status that means the network connection is perfect and the file can opened.
- Restore to a different location: If the previous methods are not successful, then you should restore the backup file to a different location. While doing so, you should ensure that the path name (including the file name) should not exceed 210 characters.
If the problem is still not resolved, then it means the QuickBooks database is damaged and you should look to repair the corrupt QuickBooks file. This can be done using a third-party QuickBooks repair tool as these QBW recovery tool employ highly effective repair mechanisms to safely perform QuickBooks recovery.