Quickbooks has been emerging as the world’s topmost accounting software. With its dynamic features, the user can proceed so many different tasks in just one platform. It is these features that make Quickbooks appear on the top list of the accounting software. Quickbooks comforts small or tiny businessmen with the easy path of finance and accounting. No one can deny the fact that Quickbooks has made every task easy. Despite having so many great positive influences on the working process, Quickbooks also gets corrupted with different kind of errors that harms the data and slows down the system.

Quickbooks Error Code 6177 is one such error that can corrupt the program, files, and data stored in your system. If you are having the same in your system then, read the whole article containing causes and solutions to fix the error. But, before jumping into these aforesaid sections let’s first understand what is Quickbook error 6177 0.

What is Quickbook Error 6177 0?

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Quickbooks Error 6177 0 generally prompts into the system when the user tries to open the company file locally and it is located on the server system. It can also be understood as when the user tries to access Quickbooks in multi-user mode. In both cases, Quickbooks error 6177 appears on the screen of our system with the text saying “Error 6177 0 Quickbooks is attempting to open this company file,”

However, this is the main reason that causes the Quickbooks error codes 6177 0 but there can be many reasons behind it like damaged and corrupted data files, outdated versions of the software, incomplete installation, networking issues, and firewall problems. All of these reasons can lead to errors. But there are many other reasons that you should know to not get affected by the error.

Reasons lead to Quickbooks Error codes 6177 0

Like some reasons mentioned above, this could be the other possible reason for having the error in your device.

  • The first reason could be the Trojan Attack.
  • Missing files and corrupted files. Quickbooks error 6177 also occurs due to corrupted files.
  • Unknowingly clearing the Quickbooks-related system support files.
  • Moving of company file from one system to the other.
  • You do not use the correct way to access the company file.

After knowing the causes, you can easily drop the possibility of having this error by removing the causes. You can get the process below of how to troubleshoot the error. But, before moving on, keep in your mind that the error is really critical and can affect the payroll issuance and accounting process too. So, resolve the error as early as possible.

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Troubleshoot to fix Quickbooks error 6177 0

Solution 1- Updating Quickbooks Desktop

  • You can start the procedure by opening Quickbooks Desktop in order to check the latest release in your system.
  • Then, open the Product Information window by pressing F2 or Ctrl+1 from the keyboard.

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  • Now, see the latest Quickbooks release that is being shown in the system.
  • After receiving the latest Quickbooks release. Open the help menu and choose Update Quickbooks Desktop.
  • Click on the update now option.
  • Then, remove all your previous update downloads if any by selecting Reset Update.
  • Go to Get updates and proceeds with the download.

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  • Start Quickbooks again when you have completed the download.
  • At last, click on install the new release and finish the updating procedure.

Solution 2: Update the file location

It requires a change in location if your file is located on the hard drive, server, or clouds as it can corrupt the files. Below are the steps that you can do to save your file from being corrupted.

Step 1:  Relocate the company file

Before proceeding, the thing that the user should keep in his mind is performing these steps in the server computer. If in case, you do not have access to the server computer then you can perform it on workstations as well.

  • Firstly, go to the windows start menu.
  • Then, go to the search tab, type File Explorer, and open it.
  • Now, with the help of the keyboard press F2 to  Open the Quickbooks folder.
  • Search the company file having QBW in the end. For instance, company file name.qbw.

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  • Proceed with the next step by typing the drive name and the location. Then, locate the files here again.
  • End the process by clicking on the company file and relocate it from the folder to the C: drive.
  • Now, you can move the entire folder.
Step 2: Creating and Restoring a Portable Company file    

After moving the company file on the local drive, you can easily craft a portable company file with these steps.

  • Start the procedure by opening the Quickbooks desktop which is being used for locating the file.
  • Now, choose the option open or restore company.

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  • You have to search and open the company file that is moved to C: drive.
  • Then, craft a Portable company file to reset the file location.
  • After that, go to the File menu and choose the Quit Quickbooks option.
  • Restart the Quickbooks.
  • Open the file menu and choose open or restore company.
  • Select Restore a portable file and click next.

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  • Search for the created portable company file, open it and click next.
  • For relocation, click on the drive.
  • After that click on the save to make the company file back on the network.
  • At last, go to the File menu and select Quit Quickbooks.
Step 3: Locating the company file to the local hard drive
  • Open the company file from the server to the C drive.
  • Now, go to the Quickbooks software and open the company file from C drive.
  • Create an easily portable file, then save it to the local C drive of the company file.
  • Go to the company file and close it.
  • Now, go to the C drive and restore the portable file and save it to the server.
  • After that, the user needs to opt for the company file.
  • At last, go to the server and open the file.

Solution 3: Fix the file path manually 

You can fix the file path manually also. In an attempt to do so, follow the steps below to start getting rid of the error.

Step 1: Search .ND file
  • The first step is to go to the server computer then click on file explorer and then search the Quickbooks folder.
  • After that, find the file having the company name + .ND at the end.
  • Next, go to the ND file and by right-clicking delete it. Keep in mind to secure your accounting data while performing this step.
Step 2: Setup Quickbooks Database server manager
  • The first step requires you to download and install the Quickbooks database server manager.
  • Then, on the server computer, go to the Window start menu and to the search tab to type the database.
  • Now, open the Quickbooks database server manager.
  • Choose the Quickbooks folder that having the company files.
  • After that, choose the start scan option.

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  • If the scanning process is entirely done, come towards the close tab and click it.
  • At last, go to the folder permission in an attempt to share the company files.

Solution 4: Run Quickbooks file Doctor Tool

Run Quickbooks file Doctor.

  • In Quickbooks file Doctor, go to the drop-down menu and choose the company file.
  • In any case, the company file does not appear then click browse and search. It will help you to find your file. 
  • Click on check your file and hit continue.
  • At last, you can enter your Quickbooks admin password and choose Next. 

With the help of this tool, you will surely eradicate the Quickbooks errors like Quickbooks error code 6177, 0, Quickbooks error 6000 77.   

Solution 5: Reset the multi-user mode

  • The first step you need to do is to open the Quickbooks server system.
  • Go to the File menu and move towards the utilities.
  • Select stop hosting multi-user access and click yes.
  • Go to the File menu again and choose quit Quickbooks
  • Then, open the Quickbooks again and keep in mind not to open the company files.
  • After that, click the file menu and again select utilities.
  • Now, select host multi-user access and click the yes tab.

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  • Finally, go to the File menu again and choose quit Quickbooks.

Solution 6: Locate the company file

  • First, go to the windows start menu.
  • Then, type file explorer to have it.
  • Then go to Quickbooks and open it and press F2 from the keyboard.
  • Look for the company file having .qbw extension.
  • Now, type the name and location of the drive.
  • At last, hold the company file and drag it to the server’s C drive from the folder.

Solution 7: Craft a Portable file

  • The first step requires you to open Quickbooks.
  • Now, choose the open or restore an existing company.
  • Then, search the company file and open it.
  • Craft a portable file and choose the file menu.
  • Finally, choose Quit Quickbooks.

Solution 8: For Quickbooks Desktop, craft a new folder

  • Go to file explorer and open it and then search the Quickbooks folder.
  • Now, go to the local C: drive and craft a new folder.
  • Copy the stuff from there and move ahead.

Solution 9: Restart Quickbooks Desktop

  • Double click on Quickbooks to open it.
  • Choose open or restore an existing company.
  • Next, choose to open a company file and press click on next.
  • End the process by double-clicking on the portable company file. 


We wish that all the solutions will work for your system and resolve the Quickbooks error code 6177. Do all the steps carefully and see if the error persists or not. Go ahead by contacting the Quickbooks customer care team if you are unable to fix the error.