By Vivek i2aTech Updated November 22nd, 2022 | 
QuickBooks Error 6177 0

QuickBooks Error Code -6177, 0 is an issue users face while accessing the software in a multi-user mode. Therefore, we will learn why this error occurs and how we can quickly resolve it. After that, you will be prepared to deal with this error in the future.

Users will face Error Code -6177, 0 when they are trying to access the company file on a local system. Here, the file is available on a server system, due to which, users trying to access it locally will face the error. For instance, this is the error message that pops up on the screen:

“QuickBooks is attempting to open this company file. Before you can open the company file from your computer you must first open the company file on the computer where the company file is located. (-6177, 0)” .

What Are The Reasons Behind Quickbooks Error 6177?

There are several reasons for the occurrence of Error -6177, 0. These include:

  • The company file is corrupted. Therefore, it will trigger the error. However, you can resolve it by running the QuickBooks File Doctor tool.
  • The company file folder is damaged. Hence, it will make the file inaccessible for QuickBooks.
  • The Network Data File is damaged. The company file can't connect with QuickBooks due to this issue.
  • The QuickBooks application installed in the system is outdated. Above all, it is the most common reason.
  • The settings of the company file folder don't allow the user to share data with other devices connected to the same network.
  • QB database server manager isn't installed in the system.

How To Fix Quickbooks Error -6177, 0: The Solutions

There are numerous methods to troubleshoot the error code 6177, 0. However, we have mentioned only the effective methods below:

Solution 1: Fix the file path manually

This method involves two steps. Firstly, the user has to locate the Network Data file and secondly, configure the QuickBooks database server manager.

  • Open file explorer --> QuickBooks folder.
  • Now, look for the file with the company name and a .nd extension. (For instance: companyxyz.qbw.nd)
  • The user has to right-click on the ND file, and delete it.
  • Now it's time for configuring the QB database server manager. If it is not in your system, download and install the same.
  • Open start--> Go to search-->Type database--> Open the QuickBooks database server manager.
  • Choose the QuickBooks folder (that has the company file). At last, the user has to click the start scan button.
  • Click close after completion of the scanning process. Finally, allow folder permissions to share company files.
  • In case the application is fully installed on the server, turn on and off the hosting. Then, open the company file with local path. At last, the user has to create a new folder.

This will resolve the QuickBooks Error 6177 0. If it doesn't help, try the rest of the options below.

Solution 2: Update the QuickBooks desktop

We recommend updating the accounting software to resolve QuickBooks Error Code -6177, 0. This is to maintain the compatibility of QuickBooks software with Windows, because the older version may turn obsolete.

Also, the older version may have some bugs that will hamper the smooth working process. Every new version of QuickBooks has updated features that fix bugs and allow users to work faster. Keep updating your software on a timely basis to avoid the constant occurrence of such errors.

Solution 3: Download and install QuickBooks File Doctor

Given that QuickBooks users have to face lots of errors, Intuit developed a QB file doctor tool that repairs many errors automatically. This is a free tool from Intuit for its QuickBooks users.

To access the file doctor tool, the users have to firstly install the QuickBooks tool hub and then proceed with the file doctor tool. After installing the tool hub, look for the file doctor tool and install it. It will look for issues and resolve errors like QuickBooks Error code 6177 effectively.

Solution 4: Moving the company file to a local hard drive

Another way to resolve QuickBooks Error 6177 0 is by moving the company file to a workstation local drive from a server/ cloud storage. If you don't have access to the server, you can copy the company file from the workstation.

  • If the server is accessible, then copy the company file, and paste it to an external storage option. Then, move this file to local storage in the workstation (where you are experiencing the error).
  • If the server is inaccessible, then open the accounting software, press the F2 function key, and go to the Product Information window.
  • Know the company file path given under the file information tab.
  • After that, look for a company file with a .qbw extension. Paste it into the QuickBooks company file folder in C drive.
  • Create a portable QuickBooks file, save it into the local C drive.
  • Restore this file from the drive to the server.
  • Again try to access the company file at the workstation (where you faced the error earlier).


In this article, we discussed what is QuickBooks Error 6177 0, and how we can resolve the error quickly. We also mentioned the reasons for its occurrence and shared the most effective methods to fix the error.

The steps mentioned above will help you solve QuickBooks Error 6177. In case you cannot fix the error or are unable to understand the issue, reach out to us on eBetterbooks Error Support contact number 1-860-497-7164 for immediate support.

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