Quickbooks error 6147 [troubleshoot]

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When it comes to a one-stop solution for all the financial problems, people always prefer to go for the Quickbooks application. It has become more popular in the accounting industry with the period and is beneficial for all kinds of financial institution. Though Intuit tries its best to resolve all the bugs related to the Quickbooks software and make it much smoother experience for users to use the Quickbooks software, there are still some of the bugs a user can face. In this article, we are going to talk about one such error. We are going to discuss the Quickbooks 6147 error. It is one of the common error that can occur when a user is trying to access a file of their client or access their backup files. In the article, we have discussed the various reasons for which you can face the Quickbooks 6147 error and the fixes to the Quickbooks 6147 error.Β 

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Possible origins of the Quickbooks error 6147

Before proceeding to fix the Quickbooks error 6147, we are likely to discuss the causes of the Quickbooks error. Below we have discussed all the reasons due to which a user can face the Quickbooks error 6147.

  • The first reason in the list is the incorrect and incomplete installation of the Quickbooks desktop.
  • The other reason is that the name of your file that you are trying to access consists of more than 120 characters.
  • Another common reason is the corrupted Quickbooks files.
  • Next in the list is the reason that you the path that you are trying to access for the backup file is invalid.

Ways to fix the Quickbooks error 6147

Change the location of the backup file

The very first solution that we are going to discuss is to change the location of your backup file and then access the file from that location. Follow the steps that are discussed below.

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  • First, you are needed to ensure that you are not using the Quickbooks software in a multi-user mode.
  • Once done, you will have to restore your backup file.
  • After this, check if you are facing the error again.
  • If you do, you are needed to change the name of the file and make sure that it does not exceed 120 characters.
  • Again check for the error.

Move the Quickbooks files to another location

Now the next method is to change the location of your Quickbooks files. You are needed to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Make sure that hosting is not turned on.
  • If it is, you will have to go to the Quickbooks software and then to the file option.Β 
  • There you will have to choose the utility option.
  • Next, you will have to choose the option to stop the multi-user hosting.
  • Once done, proceed for the below-mentioned steps.
  • The very next step is to restrict the multi-hosting.
  • After this, a prompt will appear on the screen to confirm. Click on yes.
  • Next, you will have to again click on the yes option and then try to restore the files that are stored on your system.

Use File doctor tool

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You can use the Quickbooks file doctor tool to get rid of the Quickbooks error 6147. Quickbooks file doctor tool helps to resolve the issues that you face with your file and the network. You can use the Quickbooks file doctor tool with the help of the Quickbooks tool hub. You are needed to go the program issues and then choose for the Quickbooks file doctor tool. It will then start the diagnosis of your file and look for issues related to it. It will then repair your file. Once done, try to access the file again and if you still face the error, try some other method.

Rename the network file and the transaction log file

The next solution is to rename the network file(.nd) and the transaction log file(.tlg) to resolve the Quickbooks error 6147. Follow the steps that have been mentioned below.

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  • The very first step is to go to the Quickbooks folder. You will then have to look for the .nd and .tlg file.
  • You are needed to change the name of the files. To do so, you will be required to add .old at the end of the name of the file.
  • Once done, save the names and then try to open the company file in the Quickbooks software.
  • It will then create a new .nd and .tlg files for the company.

Change the name of the Adr file in Quickbooks

The last method is to change the name to .adr file to the .qbw file and then use it. Follow the steps mentioned.

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  • The very first step is to go to the Quickbooks folder.
  • You will now have to look for the .adr file.
  • There might be more than on adr file. Choose the most latest one.
  • After this, you will have to change the extension of the .adr file to .qbw file.
  • Once done, save the changes and start Quickbooks.

So this was all about the Quickbooks 6147 error and how to fix it. We have tried to mention all the feasible solutions that you can opt for if you want to resolve the Quickbooks error 6147. Hopefully, with all the mentioned methods you will be able to solve the Quickbooks error 6147. You can also contact our support team if you are looking for any guidance in this concern.

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