Get Rid Of QuickBooks Error 6143 For Once And All

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QuickBooks always remain at the top of the list when it comes to the best accounting and financing software. What makes QuickBooks different is that Intuit releases a new version of it every year with improved functionality and more features. Even though QuickBooks is quite well designed and beneficial to work with, it is not free from errors and technical glitches. In this post, we will talk about QuickBooks error 6143, which comes under the category of the 6xxx series and usually takes place when a user tries to open the company file or make changes to it QuickBooks Desktop. There can be numerous reasons prompting such a company file error that we intend to explain to you, alongside the solutions through this post.

Are you looking for instant troubleshooting assistance to get the QuickBooks error 6143 fixed without breaking a sweat? If yes, feel free to speak to our technical expert team at the toll-free number 1.800.579.0391.

What can be the reasons behind error 6143 in QuickBooks Desktop?

Error 6143 in QuickBooks Desktop generally get triggered when there are some issues with the company file, like data corruption. Although, there can be other reasons as well, like the ones we have mentioned below:

  • The version of the QuickBooks Desktop that users have on the computer is outdated.

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What needs to be done to rectify QuickBooks error 6143?

Solution 1) Repair the damaged company file using the QuickBooks File Doctor tool

  • Open any web browser on the computer.
  • Visit the Intuit’s official website, look for the latest release of QuickBooks Tool Hub ( and get it on the computer.
  • Click on the installation file you downloaded QuickBooksToolHub.exe and do as per the onscreen instructions to install it.
  • Finish the installation of QuickBooks Tool Hub by agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • At the left pane of the window, click on the Company File Issues option.
  • Click on the Run QuickBooks File Doctor button and then select the company file from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the Check your file option and then click on the Continue button.
  • When prompted, type in QuickBooks admin password and then click on the Next button.
  • Once the tool is done repairing the company file, open QuickBooks Desktop and try to open the company file.

Solution 2) Use the administration account to update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release

  • Open the Windows Start menu.
  • Enter “QuickBooks” into the search column
  • In the search results, right-click the icon of QuickBooks Desktop
  • Select the Run as administrator option.
  • Type in the administrator password of QuickBooks as prompted.
  • Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open the Windows File Explorer.
  • Go to the folder containing the company files and right-click on the .QBW file.

Note: the Company Files contains the QuickBooks company file that you can access by navigating to the following path: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files.

  • On the keyboard, press & hold the Alt key and then select the Open option.
  • On the No Company Open window, go to the Help menu at the top menu bar.
  • Select the Update QuickBooks Desktop option from the drop-down menu.
  • Go to the Options tab and Click on the Mark All button.
  • Move on to the Update Now tab, choose the Reset Update checkbox, and then click on the Get Updates button.
  • Reopen QuickBooks Desktop and click on the Yes option located at the update installer prompt.


If you are unable to rectify QuickBooks error 6143 even after going through both the troubleshooting solutions mentioned in the above post, then there are high chances that the name of the company file is incorrect. Therefore, we suggest you correct the name of the company file and check if this fixes the error or not. You can also ask for further troubleshooting assistance fixing the company file error from our technical expert team at the toll-free number 1.800.579.0391.

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