QuickBooks Error 6147 – Here is How to Fix It

by erica watson

There are multiple company file issues that arise in QuickBooks, in routine. When these issues are grouped together they are known as the 6000 series of QB errors. This blog will talk about a specific company file error – QuickBooks Error 6147, which can also occur when a user is trying to restore a company file backup. For example, if your software starts crashing suddenly, responds slowly to your commands or fails to update, you have fallen victim to this error. Continue to read the details mentioned below to get a deeper insight into the same.

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Reasons that Influence QuickBooks Error Code 6147

  • When the company file name is exceeding the limit of 64 characters and the backup file name is exceeding the limit of 210 characters.
  • If the component files of QB are damaged, they can give rise to error 6147.
  • An outdated version of QuickBooks Desktop.
  • The firewall settings are not correctly set up.

How to Deal with QuickBooks Error Message 6147?

In this section, we are going to discuss two key ways to eradicate error 6147 in QuickBooks –

Technique 1 – Use QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the QB Tool Hub

  • First, you need to visit the official website of Intuit and download the newest available version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Save the file on your desktop to access it quickly and double-click on the file to initiate the installation process.
  • Once the process is complete, tap twice on the Tool Hub icon to open the program.
  • Click on the Network Issues tab and choose the QuickBooks Database Server Manager option.
  • If you are able to view your data file, press the Start Scan button. Or else, Browse for the file and then Start Scan.
  • When the Server Manager has completed the scan, re-open QuickBooks and check your file.

Technique 2 – Move the Company File to the Desktop

  • Right-click on the desktop screen and select New Folder.
  • Name this folder as QB Test.
  • Next, navigate to the folder where your QB company file(s) are stored.
  • Click right on the file and tap on Copy.
  • Go back to the QB Test folder, tap right and choose Paste.
  • Press & hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • Hold the key until the No Company Open window appears on your screen.
  • Here you need to choose the “Open or restore an existing company” option.
  • Select the file from the new location (QB Test folder) and hit Open.

QuickBooks Error 6147 can be rectified permanently from your computer if you operate the features inside the QuickBooks Tool Hub or switch your company data file’s location. We hope that going through this blog was beneficial for you. If you have any doubts to clarify, you can always get in touch with our QuickBooks Pro Advisor certified experts at 1-855-856-0042 to receive practical advice.

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