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Does your QuickBooks show “QuickBooks Error 6147” frequently?? Does it bother you a lot??? Well, you don’t have to worry now…! In this article we are going to discuss about this error and it’s solution. This error generally occurs in the QuickBooks application if the user tries to open/access the client company file or their backup. If you are looking instant help to fix this error with the help of experts – you can speak with our accounting experts at +1-844-521-0490.

You may see the given image when you encounter this error: Error code -6147, 0 when attempting to open my company file or a backup file.

quickbooks error code 6147 - screenshot

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Why QuickBooks Error Code 6147 Occurs?

Error code 6147 might be occurs due to too many reasons. Few are given below:

  • Damage or Corrupt QB Company files with .QBW extension.
  • Incorrect backup file path.
  • Backup file name must be exceeding the 210-character limit.
  • Improper QuickBooks desktop Installation.

Symptoms of QuickBooks error 6147

In order to identify the error code 6147, the user can check out the below signs and symptoms.

  • The windows start running sluggishly
  • The system frequently crashes with the error code
  • A problem was detected and the system shuts down
  • Windows unable to respond to keyboard and mouse inputs
  • The active program window crashes with the error code 6147

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Methods to Resolve QuickBooks Error code 6147

In order to resolve this error successfully – users must try every possible troubleshooting method. Some of the fixation methods are mentioned below:

Method 1: Run QuickBooks File doctor tool

QuickBooks file doctor tool - screenshot

The QB user supposed to install the QuickBooks File Doctor tool. This utility assists the users to resolve the errors associated with the corrupted company data & network errors. You can directly go to the official website of Intuit in order to eliminate the error.

Note: You can download the file doctor tool from here.

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Method 2: Create a backup file in different location

Ensure that the QuickBooks backup file name is correct. If it’s not correct or exceed the character limit – go to a new location and restore the backup files by following steps given below.

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  • Make sure that the system isn’t running over the multi-user environment.
  • Restore the backup files that are stored in the system.
  • Later, verify if the error code still exists.
  • In case, the error code still exists – change the QB Company file name if a way that its name doesn’t contain characters more than 120.
  • Verify the error code again.

Method 3: Use QuickBooks install diagnostic tool

Use the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool in order to search and fix the damaged company files. In case, this tool doesn’t help you out – you must go through the Intuit’s recommended data damage fixation steps.

QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool - Screenshot

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Method 4: Move QuickBooks files to other location

In case, you find that the QuickBooks backup files starts becoming problematic…! If the QB file locate at network drive or backup files are hosted by the Online QuickBooks backup – you have to move & save the QB associated files to some other location.

Note: QuickBooks user can also utilize a local system to save the QB backup files.

  • Confirm that system hosting isn’t done.
  • In the QuickBooks application, choose the “File” menu.
  • Later, choose the “Utilities” tab.
Naviagate Utilities Option - Screenshot
  • If the user sees the ‘Stop Hosting Multi-User’ option in the drop-down menu.
Stop Multi-user access - Screenshot
  • The QB user supposed to follow the steps below:
    • At first, restrict the access to ‘Multiple-User Hosting’.
    • A screen will pop-up with “Yes” icon. Click on it.
    • Later, a new window will appear. Choose the “Yes” icon with the closed company file.
    • Finally, restore the present backup file in the system.

Method 5: Configure the Trend Micro Active Scan settings

Configure the Trend Micro Active Scan settings - Screenshot

Check and configure the Trend Micro Active Scan settings. Follow the steps shown below.

Trend micro active scan settings-screenshot
  • At first, find out the Company file location.
  • Without touching any QB Company file, press the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and click on the “QuickBooks” icon in order to open it.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the desired company file.
  • Later, open the “Trend Micro Active Scan” setting. Afterward, choose the folder and add it exception.

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Method 6: Rename ADR files using auto data recovery

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Renaming ADR file using QuickBooks auto data recovery to resolve this error:

  • The very first step is to open the folder with QuickBooks company file
  • After that the user needs to look for the .ADR folder
  • And then, open the folder and spot the recent ADR file
  • The next step is to right click on that file and rename it to .qbw

Method 7: Repairing .ND and .TLG file

The user can repair the .ND and .TLG file, as many times the error occur due to corrupted or damaged .nd and .tlg files. The steps to be followed are:

Renaming the .TLG file and also .ND Extensions - Screenshot
  • The user simply needs to open the folder containing the QuickBooks company file
  • And then, the user needs to navigate to the .ND and .TLG files
  • The next step is to right click the .ND file and then rename it to .ND OLD
  • After that repeat the same for .TLG file
  • This would surely fix the error

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Final Note!

Hope the steps mentioned above can fix the QuickBooks error code 6147 immediately. However, it might be possible that this error still pertains. In that case, you can contact the expert & certified team of 24×7 QuickBooks enterprise support techies and engineers to fix the error swiftly and quickly. You can dial our toll-free +1-844-521-0490 for the better assistance in case of emergency.


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