QuickBooks error code 6177 is a commonly encountered error that prevents users from opening their company file(s) in QuickBooks. Due to this error, users fail to get access to their invaluable company files. We'll discuss the different alternative methods to troubleshoot QuickBooks Error Code 6177.
What Instigates QuickBooks Error 6177?
- Recent unauthorized changes may have been made to QuickBooks.
- QuickBooks Error 6177 can also be caused by a broken company file.
- The user deleted QuickBooks files.
Procedure to Annihilate QuickBooks Error 6177
Solution 1: Reset Multi-User Mode
- Run the QuickBooks program.
- Now, go to the File menu and click on Utilities.
- After that, click on the option to Stop Hosting Multiple User Access, then click on Yes to confirm.
- Close QuickBooks.
- Now, run QuickBooks again and go to Utilities in the File menu.
- After that, select the option to Host Multi-User Access and tap Yes.
- Now, try opening your company files to make sure that QuickBooks Error 6177 is resolved
Solution 2: Update QuickBooks
- Right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon and choose "Run as Administrator."
- After that, head to the Help menu and choose the option to Update QuickBooks Desktop.
- On the Options tab, click the Mark All button, and then click Save.
- Now, go to the Update Now tab and click on the box next to Reset Update.
- To start downloading the updates, click on Get Updates.
- Close QuickBooks Desktop and restart it to install the updates.
- Now, try again to open your company files.
Solution 3: Move the Company File
- From your workstation or the server system, hit on the Windows start button.
- Now, open the QuickBooks folder.
- Once you're in the QuickBooks folder, look for the company file ending with .QBW extension.
- The next step is to move your company file(s) to another location, preferably the desktop.
- Run QuickBooks and access the company files from the new location.
- If the error still happens, try the next solution.
Solution 4: Create new Portable Company File
- Start up QuickBooks Desktop.
- Select the File menu and then choose the option to Restore or Open an Existing Company.
- Press Next after choosing the option to Restore the portable file.
- Choose the portable file and open it.
- Choose on the drive from which you moved the file to restore it.
- After that, hit on Save. The file should be back on the server at this point.
- Now, run QuickBooks and try to open the company file.
Solution 5: Rectify the company file path
- Head to the QuickBooks folder.
- Look for the file whose name ends in ".ND."
- Right-click on this ND file and choose Delete.
- If QuickBooks Database Server Manager is not already on your computer, download it(from Intuit website) and install it.
- Open the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
- Choose the folder that contains the company files.
- Then, click on the Scan Now option.
- Now, restart QuickBooks and try opening the company file.