How to fix QuickBooks Error 6144

QuickBooks Error 6144 is a common Quickbooks error code that generally occurs while trying to open a company file. If you are unable to open a company file due to Quickbooks error 6144 and looking for the best possible solutions to fix this error then for you here we discussed all possible solutions. But before resolving this error we need to remember a few points, bellow we discussed a few points that we need to remember before resolving error 6144.

  • It recommended try all the steps on the host server system except for the last step.
  • Ensure that all the systems are properly shut down including host & other.
  • Turn-off system security software.

Causes of QuickBooks error code 6144

Before resolving Quickbooks error 6144 we need to know why we get this error, bellow we mentioned few error codes that you need to know before resolving this error.

  • In case the installation of the software is corrupted or damaged.
  • The program files related to QuickBooks accounting software have been corrupted due to any kind of attack.
  • In case the company files related to QuickBooks are deleted mistakenly
  • Any kind of network issue can also be a valid reason behind the occurrence of this kind of error. 

Methods to Resolve QuickBooks Error 6144

Method 1: Update QuickBooks Desktop

  • First Of All Open the QuickBooks Desktop
  • Then go to Help then Update QuickBooks Desktop
  • Then click on Update Now to the top right corner
  • Now make a check on Reset Update and click Get Updates See an image below
  • Once Update is complete, close QuickBooks.

Method 2: Download and Run QuickBooks File Doctor

  • Download QuickBooks File Doctor and go to your downloads by pressing ctrl J
  • Under your downloads list click on QuickBooksfiledoctor.exe
  • Click Yes to allow this app to make changes
  • Now click on Next to install it and then click Yes again for accepting the license agreement
  • Click on Next and then Install and It may take some time
  • Once the installation is complete click on Finish
  • Now open QuickBooks File Doctor Icon will be available on your desktop
  • Under Company File Issues tab click on Run QuickBooks File Doctor
  • If the above steps didn’t work out for you, please proceed further with the below steps.

Method 3: Rename.ND and.TLG Files

  • .ND and.TLG files help you to run QuickBooks company files on network and multi-user mode. If these files are damaged or corrupted that can cause you QuickBooks Error 6144, and renaming these files can help you to resolve it.
  • Open your QuickBooks company file location C:\Users\Public\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company File [Default Location]
  • Now look for the files that have.ND and.TLG extensions.
  • Make a right-click on them and select Rename, Now type “.OLD” at the end of the file
  • For Example, CompanyName.qbw.ND now changes it to CompanyName.qbw.ND.OLD
  • CompanyName.qbw.TLG now changes it to CompanyName.qbw.TLG.OLD
  • Click Yes to confirm.

Method 4: Copy your company files to Desktop

  • Make a right-click on the desktop screen and go to New > Folder
  • Now go to your current company file location
  • Make a right-click on the company file and select Copy Ctrl+C
  • Then open your New Folder and make a right-click and select Paste Ctrl+V
  • Now press and hold the Ctrl key, ensure not to leave the Ctrl key until No Company Open Window is on the screen
  • Click Open or Restore an Existing Company
  • Select Open a company file and click Next
  • Browse to the desktop file that you copied in a new folder
  • Then click Open
  • If the file is still unable to open please proceed further with Step 5

Method 5: Restore QuickBooks Backup File

If you’re still unable to open QuickBooks after copied to the desktop, it may be a possibility that your company files.QBW are currently experiencing some issues. In order to resolve it, you can restore the latest backup

  • Close QuickBooks Desktop
  • Now press and hold the Ctrl key, make sure not to leave the key until No Company Open Window is on the screen
  • Click on Open or restore an existing company
  • Choose Restore a backup copy and click Next
  • Now follow the on-screen instruction to restore the latest backup

Method 6: Download and Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager

  • Download QuickBooks File Doctor and go to your downloads by pressing CTRL+J
  • Under your downloads list click on QuickBooksToolsHub.exe
  • Click Yes to allow this app to make changes
  • Now click on Next to install it and then click Yes again for accepting the license agreement
  • Click on Next and then Install It may take some time
  • Once the installation is complete click on Finish
  • Now open QuickBooks File Doctor Icon will be available on your desktop
  • Under Network Issues tab click on QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • Scan your Company File Location
  • Head over to the Scan Folders tab.
  • Click on Browse and select the folder that stores your company file .QBW
  • Click on OK and Start Scan

Method 7: End QuickBooks Tasks from Task Manager

  • Log in as an Administrator in your computer
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open task manager
  • Highlight the first option and press Q from the keyboard to see the QuickBooks Process
  • Then select QuickBooks processes QBW32.exe, qbupdate.exe, and QBDBMgr.exe and click End Task
  • Now open QuickBooks Company File

After following all the above steps you’ll no longer face QuickBooks Error Code -6144, but still, you face this error then you can get the help of a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor and for any kind of suggestions and advice you can leave a comment.

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