QuickBooks errorFix QuickBooks Error -6189, -816

September 19, 2019by jsxCs5YWxv0

QuickBooks Error -6189, -816 is found when you are trying to access a QuickBooks Company file. But ‘it’s a common problem in your multi-user network so don’t worry about your accounting data. You can fix this error to get your multi-user network fix and run it again. You can also ask for help from a QuickBooks ProAdvisor at our toll-free number to fix this error in order to save your time and effort.

Here in this post, you can learn how to resolve Error Code -6189, 816 when you see this message in your QuickBooks Desktop “An error occurs when QuickBooks tried to access the company file (-6189, -816),”.

Cause of the Error 6189, 816

  • Corrupted or damaged QuickBooks Installation
  • QuickBooks File is already accessed by another user in a different system.
  • If the folder is encrypted where the file is stored and you don’t have permission to open and read it.
  • Damaged or corrupted QuickBooks company file
  • Missing or deleted Drivers that help to run QuickBooks successfully.

How to fix QuickBooks Error -6189, -816?

You can fix this error by using these simple steps given below in your system.

Solution-1: Download your QBRefresher and run it in your system.

When you run the QB refresher tool in your system, it will close all the background programs running in your system and also refresh your program files. programs already running in your system are one of the causes of the QuickBooks error 6189, 816. Here you can download it in your computer.

  • Open the above link to download the QBRefresher installation file and save it in your system.
  • Complete all your task you are working with QuickBooks in current time.
  • Now close your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Run the program QBRefresher.exe(To run this, double-click on QBRefresher file you downloaded.)
  • After this, follow all the instruction that is shown on your system. It will take approx 30 seconds to run.
  • Reopen QuickBooks Desktop after the running process is finished.

If this will not work and you are still facing the problem follow the next step:

Solution-2: Restart your all systems and also servers

Sometimes your whole system required a full reset. You can rest your computers and servers by using these steps:

    1. Restart the main server which hosts all your company files.
      Note: Contact intuit for help if you are using QuickBooks Enterprise hosting.
    2. Reset or restart each workstation(computers) that connected to the same networks and have your company file stored.
    3. Open QuickBooks Desktop on the main server system and then open it on each system.

if you still facing the same QuickBooks Error 6189, 816 then do follow the next given solution.

Solution-3: Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager and run it on your server.

QuickBooks Database server manager helps you to keep your multi-user networks stable.

  1. Install QuickBooks Database server manager in your system if you don’t have already installed it. Now start the database server manager on your main server system. ( You don’t need a license to run it on your system)
  2. Open QuickBooks Database Server Manager into your system and update it to the latest version.
  3. After that restart your server computer.
  4. Open the QuickBooks Desktop again on your main server computer and each workstation.

After this, if you have facing the same problem of QuickBooks then follow the solution 4.

Solution-4: Transfer your company files into the local hard drive

  • Search the file location.
  • Go to the folder.
  • Right-click then select Copy, on the folder.
  • Paste the folder on your local derive.
  • Connect the local device to your new computer and copy the company files from the local drive.
  • Now launch QuickBooks Desktop in your new system and then open your company file.

I hope this will help you to fix QuickBooks Error 6189, 816. If still see the error, please call our QuickBooks error support team to resolve this error.

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