Updated November 23rd, 2022 | 

Are you looking for Quickbooks Error 80070057 help? You've come to the correct place! This post will explain what to do if you encounter Error 80070057 while attempting to open your business file in QuickBooks Desktop.

Most Quickbooks users get the error "can't access QuickBooks error 80070057" while attempting to access their company file. This error number is typically accompanied by the error message "The parameter is incorrect."

If you are experiencing the same problem, we will give you quick and simple troubleshooting solutions that you may use to resolve QuickBooks error 80070057.

Even though we will cover all of the information about Quickbooks Error and solutions to the same, you may also contact a live person at Quickbooks for further information or assistance at (+1-860-497-7164).

QuickBooks Error 80070057 is associated with communication difficulties with the QB Company file over the network on various machines (Server or Host).

This error indicates that you lack the necessary rights to delete/remove the QB files in the given folder.

QuickBooks Error 80070057

QuickBooks Error Code 80070057 : Causes & Reasons

There are several reasons why this QuickBooks Error could appear. Still, most of them are connected to problems with how the corporate files on another computer communicate with the network (Server or Host).

Following are the potential reasons
  1. You are constantly attempting to open the company file by double-click instead of opening it from within QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. When the device is not connected to the network, you attempt to open a business file that is situated in another folder on a redirected desktop. This frequently occurs because only the host computer or server has the authorization to read or open QB server files.

QuickBooks error code 0x80070057

  1. You are using a firewall from a third-party not set up for QuickBooks.
Other reasons
  1. You are using certain ports blocked by Bit Defender. QuickBooks Desktop versions 2016, 17, and 18 use the host computer's database server. Certain ports used by this database service for communication are by default banned by Bit Defender.

2016 Quickbooks Desktop uses 56726 port

2017 Quickbooks Desktop uses 56727 port

2018 Quickbooks Desktop uses a 56728 port

  1. Users try to delete or move Network Data (.ND) files on the host or server machine. This procedure renders the file unreadable and causes an error.

(Information relevant to QuickBooks Company Files accessibility in the multi-user mode is stored in (.ND) files, commonly known as configuration files.)

  1. If your company file's extension changes, QuickBooks cannot read it.
  2. Any issue that arises during the installation of the Quickbook software.
  3. Using the incorrect QuickBooks file extension for Windows, such as.qbm,.qbb, or. qbx
  4. Before starting the QB program, you are attempting to access a portable corporate file.

How to Fix Quickbooks error code 80070057?

Check out these 9 possible solutions to fix QuickBooks error 80070057 through the infographic below:

Infographic- Fix QuickBooks Error code 80070057

You can use any of the following techniques to fix QuickBooks error 80070057. You are free to choose any approach that suits your needs.

Solution 1: Correctly Open your company file

If you're opening the company file properly, you might be able to prevent an issue.

  1. Firstly, open the QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Then, choose the company file.
  3. Finally, select open to access your file

Open up company file properly Screenshot

Solution 2: Upgrade QuickBooks to the latest version.

You may upgrade QuickBooks using the latest version or download a new one from the official website. Take the steps detailed below: -

  1. You must first go to the help section to upgrade QuickBooks using the presently installed version.
  2. You may update QuickBooks by clicking the 'update' option found in the help section.
  3. Then, change the extension of the updated folder. It will be necessary for you to make a folder.
  4. Copy-paste the business file into the new folder and then change the folder's extension to .qbm.
  5. Lastly, open the file in the QuickBooks program. You can alter the folder's extension if you experience any problems opening files.

Update QuickBooks desktop to Latest

Solution 3: Run QuickBooks with admin permissions

Ensure that QuickBooks has enough permission to operate without any issues.

  1. Firstly, close the QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Then, right-click the QuickBooks icon.
  3. Choose Run and select Administrator.
  4. Select the business file, then choose Open if it didn't open immediately.

Note- Re Downloading QuickBooks Desktop from the website can work if you get the error when installing it.

The QuickBooks Recovery Tool is a simple, effective, and speedy error correction option. With its self-guiding and user-friendly features, you may obtain assistance to complete the process of fixing this error correctly.

run as admin screenshot

Solution 4: Set the default location for your company's file.

Move your company file to its default place if it is currently stored somewhere else.

  1. Close the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  2. Browse and Locate your company file location.
  3. Copy the company file (.QBW) with the right-click.
  4. Navigate to the default location, and paste the following directory: (C>Users>Public>Public Documents>Intuit>QuickBooks>Company Files)
  5. Now, open the QuickBooks and choose to Find a company file.
  6. Then, search for the corporate file name in Local Drives.
  7. Choose the appropriate company file, then click Open.

Move the company file tod default location

Note: Remember to share your files if you're using a multi-user system after you've relocated them.

Solution 5: Install the QuickBooks File Doctor

If the above solutions did not work for you then download and launch the file doctor tool.

  1. Close the Quickbooks desktop first.
  2. Next, Download and save the QuickBooks Tool Hub file to your computer.
  3. Double click to open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.
  4. Follow the instructions to install the tool.
  5. Go to the Company File Issues tab in the QuickBooks Tool Hub and run the QuickBooks file doctor tool.
  6. Select the company file from the list and click continue.
  7. Now enter the QuickBooks Admin Password and press 'Next' option.
  8. launch the QuickBooks programme and then visit the company file to verify that the QuickBooks error 80070057.

QuickBooks file doctor in tool hub Screenshot

Solution 6: Cross-check the company file name Extension

Cross-check the company file name extension if none of the above-recommended solutions have been successful. Follow the steps provided below:

Change the extension

  1. You must create a new folder to change the extension.
  2. Following that, copy the company file and then paste it into the new folder.
  3. Rename the New folder with the .qbm extension.
  4. To save the changes, click anywhere on the screen.
  5. After that, you must enter QuickBooks desktop to restore the portable file.
  6. Don't forget to rename the extension to.qbb if you have any issues.
  7. The next step is to launch QuickBooks and select the option to restore the backup.
  8. If necessary, change the extension to .qbx.

Copy the company file, then paste it into a different folder on the flash device.

  1. Firstly, open QuickBooks from your preferred browser.
  2. Go to the File icon, and select the New folder icon.
  3. Next, copy the company file.QBW to the new folder and remove it from the flash drive.
  4. Finally, to access the new folder, open QuickBooks Desktop.

Solution 7: Update the BitDefender's settings

  1. Firstly, navigate the "BitDefender 10.0" menu and choose "Antivirus."
  2. Then, select the "Exclude route from scan" option under the "Custom Level" icon.
  3. Now choose the "New item" tab.
  4. Select either the "mapped drive" or the "UNC path" option. They both used to look through the QB Company files. i.e., "Q:\."

Bitdefender screenshot

How do I fix error 80070057 in QuickBooks? (Manually)

Here are the steps through which you can resolve quickbooks error code 80070057 manually:

Step 1: Rename the.ND file

  1. First, navigate to a fresh copy of the Network Data (.nd) configuration files in the QuickBooks Company folder.
  2. Once all users have signed out or logged out, shut down QuickBooks on all workstations.
  3. Visit the QB business file folder after logging in as the system administrator.
  4. Locate the file with the .nd extension that is linked to the problematic QB corporate file.
  5. If you can locate the appropriate file, you may either rename it or remove it. In both scenarios, this step tends to create the file itself automatically.

Rename the nd files and the.tlg files Image

Note: If you are using QuickBooks in multi-user mode, go on to the next step.

Step2:  Launch the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

You can only use this step if you use the business file over the network. We advise you to carry out this procedure on your server.

QuickBooks Database Server Manager

  1. Open or access the QuickBooks Database Server Manager on the server or computer that hosts your files. Recheck the QB corporate file folder later.
  2. Now Enter the "QuickBooks Database Server Manager" in the "Taskbar" tab of Windows, then select the "Open" icon.
  3. In case you see that the QB business files are already listed:
  4. Choose "Scan" from the menu.
  5. Select the "Add Folder" tab
  6. Navigate to the folder location, choose the appropriate folder, and click "OK." Then select "Scan" from the menu.
  7. The "QuickBooks File Sharing Permission" will be updated throughout the scan process. As a result, it allows access to all computers for permission, which tends to raise firewall and internet security settings errors.

Launch the QuickBooks program on both the host computer and the machine displaying the QuickBooks error code 80070057.

QuickBooks Database Server Manager

The Bottom Line

Users may find handling QuickBooks error code 80070057 to be quite frustrating. But the methods above might help you find a quick solution to the problem. If the issue still exists after following all the procedures or if you have any more inquiries, please contact our QuickBooks service specialists at (+1-860-497-7164).

So next time when you get the “can't access QuickBooks error 80070057” message our CPA team and trained certified accounting experts will help you resolve the QuickBooks error code 80070057 and other accounting-related difficulties.

Quickbooks Error 80070057 FAQs

How do I fix error 80070057 in QuickBooks?

If you don't have the necessary permissions to remove or destroy the QuickBooks files in the designated folder, you'll see error 80070057 in QuickBooks. Users can apply the following solutions to fix the error 80070057 in QuickBooks:

  1. Correctly Open your company file.
  2. Update the BitDefender's settings.
  3. Upgrade QuickBooks to the latest version.
  4. Cross-check the company file name Extension.
  5. Run QuickBooks with admin permissions.
  6. Install the QuickBooks File Doctor.
  7. Set the default location for your company's file.
How do I download QuickBooks connection diagnostic tool?
  1. Launch the Tool Hub for QuickBooks and click on "Installation Issues."
  2. Now select the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool. 
  3. Run the tool (it may take 20 min) and restart your computer when the tool has completed the process.
What is the meaning of error code 0x80070057?

Error code 0x80070057 means there is a problem with your storage solution. This error number is typically accompanied by the error message "The parameter is incorrect."

How do I host QuickBooks in the cloud?
  1. You must pick a QuickBooks cloud hosting provider and follow their transfer instructions to migrate QuickBooks to the cloud.
  2. Users may effortlessly access the cloud via a web browser on any device. To access their cloud-based QuickBooks solution, they will receive login information. 
  3. Under your plan and the resources utilized, you will either be billed annually or monthly.
How do I do a clean install of QuickBooks desktop?
  1. Launch QuickBooks Tools Hub icon from your desktop. 
  2. Select Installation Issues > Clean Install Tool. 
  3. Select the desktop version of QuickBooks, then click Continue.
  4. Click OK when the page prompts you to "Please install your copy of QuickBooks to the default location."

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