Fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83

We all know that QuickBooks is used for small and medium-sized businesses around the world. It is the most popular accounting software and used for your business, managing sales, tracking daily transactions. The user can send invoices to customers, pay bills, and generate reports for planning, tax filing, etc and check inventory, staff, and payroll. But, we should not forget that it is a software which can have certain technical issues and errors.

Quickbooks error -6000 -83 is one of them that mainly occurs when the user tries to open, backup, or restore company files. While working with Quickbooks the message pops up notifying you that error 6000 83 has occurred. You might see the error message as:

Error message: QuickBooks Error 6000 83

There is no need to worry you will be able to work again. Here we will provide you some simple steps with the help of which you can resolve the error by yourself. If you are not able to do so you can ask for help from a QuickBooks ProAdvisor at our toll-free number +1-844-519-0042.

Causes of Error 6000 83

  • Damaged your company file and folder.
  • Your browser has blocked QuickBooks files.
  • All file extensions are incorrect.
  • QuickBooks are not proper installation (Incomplete or corrupted installation).
  • The company file is host to Multiple workstations.
  • The company file server is restricted to access.
  • The currently logged user doesn’t have permission to access the file.
  • Any security software is blocking access to QBDataServiceUser.
  • Trying to convert a QuickBooks company files from earlier versions over a network.
  • Hosting mode is open at more than one system.

Symptoms of Error

Below is a list of just some of the symptoms that can lead to QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83 which will help you sense QuickBooks 6000 83 in the early stage, some of them:-

  • QB Error 6000 83 appears on the screen and crashes the program window.
  • When you open your company files and get the message “QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83” displays on the screen.
  • When the system slowly works like: Windows runs slowly and responds slowly to the mouse or keyboard.
  • Computer freezes now and again.
  • The system stops responding and the black screen appears.

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83:

There are various steps you should follow in different situations. For remedies, steps should be depended upon when you got the error, if that doesn’t work pay attention to where you store your company files and take action accordingly. Have a look and find a suitable one for you:

#1 Error occurred while creating a backup of a company file.

#2 Error occurred while restoring my company file.

#3 Store company files on a Windows server.

#4 Store company files on a Linux server.

#1 Error occurred while creating a backup of a company file:

Make sure that if you store your company file on a server, move it onto your local hard drive. Fix the error by following the steps and then you can move the company file back to your server.

  1. Close QuickBooks Desktop from the server computer 
  2. Go to the File menu and select Quit QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Click on the  Windows Start menu.
  4. Type “File Explorer” into the search bar and hit Enter.
  5. Now open my computer in your system.
  6. Open your C: drive.
  7. Create a new folder and give a simple name, like “QB Test Folder.”
  8. Follow the steps to create a backup company file. Save it to the folder you just created on your C: drive.
  9. Follow the steps to restore your company file using the new backup.

Check if the error still persists. If not, your Quickbooks is good to go. Don’t use your old company file anymore. If you still see Error -6000,-83, go to the section for Where you stored your company files.

#2 Error occurred while restoring my company file.

Solution 1: Correct your backup filename

Make sure there aren’t symbols, special characters, or spaces in your backup company filename or the folder holding it. For example- $small-business.qbb is incorrect and needs to be altered.

  1. Click on the Windows Start menu.
  2. Type “File Explorer” into the search bar and hit enter.
  3. Locate and open the folder with your company file backup.
  4. Right-click the file with .qbb at the end as an extension and select Rename. This is your backup company file (also known as a QBB file).
  5. Remove any special characters, symbols, or spaces from the filename.
  6. Now, restore your company file.

Solution 2: Restore from a portable company file

If you can’t restore your QBB file, go back to and open the company file you created the backup from.

  1. Create a portable company file (also known as a QBM).
  2. Use the portable company file to restore your company file.

Solution 3: Restore from your local hard drive

If the backup company file currently exists on your server, move it to a local hard drive. The local hard drive is usually your C: drive. Then follow the steps to restore your company file. After you fix the error, you can move your company file back to your server. Just restore your company files from your local hard drive.

Note: If your backup company file exists on a network, you can open it from either a mapped path or UNC path. Start with the path you’re currently set up for. If that doesn’t work, use the other path.

Check if the error still persists. If not, your Quickbooks is good to go. Don’t use your old company file anymore. If you still see Error -6000,-83, go to the section for Where you stored your company files.

#3 Store company files on a Windows server.

If your company file isn’t on a server and you see Error -6000,-83, reach out to our support team so we can help.

Solution 1: Turn off hosting on your workstations

It can create an issue if you’re hosting your company files over a network, and the Host Multi-User Access option is not off on your workstations. The server computer should be the only one hosting. So, make sure workstations don’t have that right. To do so follow the steps shown below-

  1. Open QuickBooks on any one of your workstations.
  2. Don’t open your company file. 
  3. Select the File menu and open Utilities.
  4. Look for the “Host Multi-User Access” option, don’t select it. Move to the next workstation as this one is not causing the problem.
  5. In case you locate Stop Hosting Multi-User Access as an option, select it. 
  6. Check every workstation and follow the same steps.

Solution 2: Use QuickBooks File Doctor

Download this software QuickBooks File Doctor, this is the best software for fix the QuickBooks 6000 83. If you want to remove this Error Code 6000 83 then you download. Depending on the size of your company file when used to remove this Error, the process may take a little while.

Solution 3: Restore from a backup

If you have created a backup earlier or you have it either way use it to restore your company file. In case you don’t have one, continue on to Solution 4.

Solution 4: Manually resolve Error -6000, -83

  1. Update QuickBooks to the latest release.
  2. Modify the settings of your firewall software so that QuickBooks files can be easily accessed over the internet without any issue related to firewalls.
  3. Now Edit the permissions if needed so as to be able to easily share the company files
  4. Verify the hosting mode on the server computer with QuickBooks Database Server Manager. Make sure another PC’s hosting should be off on your network.
  5. 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.
  6. Open the QB company file on the server. Open the QB Desktop and then open the company file that is copied on your desktop.
  7. 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.
  8. If no error comes in opening the company files 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 you haven’t pasted over the company file in the original location.
  9. After this, you have to open QuickBooks and then open the company file to check if the error still appears.

#4 Store company files on a Linux server

Follow the steps only if you’re familiar with Linux networks otherwise take the help of experts. Before starting, make sure you have the permission rights to make changes to the server. 

Step 1: Configure your Linux server

  1. Open Linux Database Server Manager on your server.
  2. Follow the steps to configure the Database Server Manager and the directory in the Initord.conf file.
  3. Restart QuickBooks Enterprise on your server.

Try to open the company file if it opens. You are good to go otherwise try to configure the host file.

Step 2: Configure your host file

First, ping your server to get your server name and IP address:

  1. Select the Windows button on any one of your network systems.
  2. Type “CMD” into the search bar and open Command.
  3. Type “Ping[Name of your Linux server]” in the window and hit Enter.
  4. Write down the server name and the IP address.

Next, we have to edit the host files. Make sure all the computers connected to your server have the correct IP address and Linux server name. Start with the computer where you see Error -6000,-83.

  1. Shut down the QuickBooks application on all of the computers connected to your network.
  2. Go to the File menu and select Quit QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Click on the Windows Start menu.
  4. Type “File Explorer” into the search and open File Explorer.
  5. Open my computer in your system.
  6. Open your C: drive and select the Windows folder.
  7. Find the System32 folder. Open the Drivers folder and then the ETC folder.
  8. Right-click the file called C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open it with a notepad by right-clicking on it.
  9. Go to the bottom of the file. Append(add) the Linux server IP address to the end of the text.
  10. Then press the Tab key and add your Linux server name. Note: Linux systems files are case sensitive. Make sure you enter names with the correct case.
  11. Select File and then Save.
  12. Then close Notepad and see if everything is fixed.

Conclusion:

You may face QuickBooks Error 6000 83  when opening your company file and try to access, restore, or backup the company file in QuickBooks. When you open your company files and get the message “QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83” displays on the screen. We have given you various remedies by which you can resolve the issue. We hope you found the content useful. If you still face any issues regarding the error code 6000 83 then you can call our toll-free QuickBooks Online support number +1-844-519-0042 to get instant help from Experts and ProAdvisors. You can also contact us if you have any other queries or issues related to Quickbooks.

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