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Get the easy hacks to resolve the QuickBooks error -6000,-83

For the past few years QuickBooks have gained immense popularity among medium and small-sized businesses. It is known to have brought a sea-change in accounting. Right from handling the inventories to managing finances this application does it all.

Though the QuickBooks users been highly benefited through this software but at times they do face few errors. Some of the issues can be handled easily through the articles available on the internet, while for few others you will require expert guidance.

A common issue is the QuickBooks error -6000,-83 that happens when users try to open, backup or restore any company file. Whenever, the users will try to access the company file they will be prompted with this error message on the screen.

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Reasons of QuickBooks Error -6000,-83

This error normally occurs when QuickBooks tried to access your company file. Checkout the causes behind to this error:

  • Missing QuickBooks files
  • Insufficient permissions for the network server
  • Insufficient permissions of Windows users.
  • Permissions for QBDataServiceUserXX are insufficient
  • Converting of QuickBooks company file from the previous version over a network.
  • The QuickBooks files are being blocked by a firewall or any other security application
  • Damaged shared file or company file.
  • Qbm or qbw.adr be the file extension.
    • The hosting mode is open in more than one computer.
    • The Windows version is not US or the Canadian version. The Regional Language settings have been set to other than English Language.

Symptoms of QuickBooks error code -6000,-83

  • You will see the error message as “QuickBooks error code 6000 83” on your desktop screen.
QuickBooks error 6000 83 - Screenshot

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Ways to fix QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83

Easy ways to fix QuickBooks Error Code -6000,-83 like a pro:

Method 1: Run QuickBooks File Doctor

QuickBooks file doctor icon - Screenshot

Download the QuickBooks File Doctor from the Intuit website and then run it and check if the error is resolved or not.

Method 2: On all user computers turn off the hosting mode

In QuickBooks, go to File, then Utilities and to Stop hosting mode. This procedure has to be done on all computers leaving the one that hosts the company file.

Stop Hosting Multi-User Access - Screenshot

Note: You need to repeat these steps on all of your workstations.

Method 3: Fix QuickBooks error -6000,-83 manually

In case, QuickBooks File Doctor is not able to run successfully on your computer then you have to manually fix the QuickBooks error code -6000,-83. Below are the steps to be followed:

  • Update QuickBooks to the latest release
  • Now modify the settings of your firewall software so that QuickBooks files can be easily accessed over the internet.
  • Now Edit the permissions if needed so as to be able to easily share the company files
  • You have to verify the hosting mode on the server computer with QuickBooks Database Server Manager. For other PC’s the hosting should be off
  • On the Server under the Task Manager ensure that QBDBMgrN.exe is present in the list. Also check if the value in the user name column in the QBDBNgrn.exe row is correct.
  • Open the QuickBooks company file in the computer that is serving as the host. Now copy the files to your Windows desktop. After this open QuickBooks Desktop and then open the company file that are copied on your desktop. If the error is still not resolved then probably the company file is damaged. You can fix this by restoring the backup of the company file by using QuickBooks Auto Data Recovery to get back the data or by sending the file to Intuit’s data recovery system.
  • If the company files get opened without the error then you have to copy the company files back to their original location. And before you copy back the files from the desktop they need to be renamed in the original location. Ensure that that you haven’t pasted over the company file in the original location.
  • After this you have to open QuickBooks and then open the company file to check if the error is still appearing.

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Method 4: Check your backup filename

You need to ensure that there aren’t symbols, special characters, or spaces in your backup company filename or the folder holding it.

  • Firstly open the Windows Start menu.
  • After that type File Explorer into the search option and then open File Explorer option.
  • Now search and open the folder that have the company file.
  • Hit a right-click on the file that have .qbb extensions at the end of the file
  • Now choose Rename option.
  • You need to delete any special characters, symbols, or spaces from the filename.
  • Hit a right-click on the folder that is holding the QBB file and then choose Rename option.
  • Now delete any special characters, symbols, or spaces here.
  • Finally restore your company file.

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Method 5: Edit Windows Hosts file

Edit the Host Files - Screenshot

You need administrator access to the server and computers that connect to it, so that you can edit Windows hosts file.

In case, the company file is stored on a Linux Server and QuickBooks error 6000 83 occurs when you make attempts to open the file then try the below mentioned solutions:

Step 1: Configure the Linux Database Server Manager
  • First configure the Linux Database Server Manager to specify the directory in the Initord.conf file. Once the directory is specified, on the Windows client restart the QuickBooks Enterprise Solution application and then ping the server
  • Now edit the hosts file.
Step 2: Configure your host file

The QuickBooks error -6000,-83 appeared when you were creating a backup, then in that case follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Make a new folder on the root of the C drive.
  • Manually backup your company file and then save it in the new folder created in the step above.
Step 3: Restoring the company files

In case you were restoring the company files when the error code -6000,-83 occurred and try out the following solutions:

  • Verify the extension of the company file

You have to check if the restored company file has qbw extension. In case a file with adr or qbm extension is made after running the backup process, then you have to modify the file extension to qbw.

  • Make sure that there are no problems with the company file.

Note: Special characters like dollar sign, and quotation mark etc shouldn’t be in the file and also the file path shouldn’t be very long.

In case the backup has to be restored on a network location then you need to restore to the PC. After this you have to copy the company file that you have restored in your PC to the Network location. Once done, open the file and now you will be able to see if the QuickBooks error -6000,-83 is fixed or not.

All these solutions are easily doable. But still if you require assistance than trained QuickBooks enterprise support experts are always available to guide you.


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