QuickBooks Error 6000 83 - How to Fix?

How to Fix & [Solved]

If you face a QuickBooks error code 6000 83 "Cannot open files after server change", call us @ ☎ 1-800-515-3107 immediately to get it fixed.

It is common practice to backup and restores company files. However, sometimes you can encounter QuickBooks error 6000 83 when you carry out this operation in a multi-user environment.

Know what is QuickBooks error code 6000 is?

The Cause Behind the QuickBooks 6000 83 Error Message 

  • Files are missing in the installation of QuickBooks
  • You are trying to convert a file from an earlier version of QuickBooks
  • You do not have permission in Windows
  • QuickBooks files are blocked by the firewall
  • Folder or file is damaged
  • When more than one computer attempts to host the file
  • Regional language settings in Windows not set properly to the US
  • How the file is configured for access
  • When the file extension ends with .qbm or .qbw.adr
  • If QuickBooks is in a Linux environment the workstation is not able to ping the server by its name or when the file is in a directory not monitored by qbmonitor and no qbdir.dat file is in existence.

There are various methods you can try to resolve this issue of error code 6000 83.

Approach 1
  • Download and install QuickBooks File Doctor.
  • The QuickBooks File Doctor runs once it is installed.
  • Find company file from drop down list or locate it manually.
  • Enter admin password for company file and click next.
  • Choose the right host/server or workstation depending on where you are running File Doctor.
  • Click on Yes if you run File Doctor on computer hosting company file and No if you are running it on a computer where company file is not hosted.
  • File Doctor will analyze and diagnose the issue.
  • Close File Doctor.
  • Try to open the company file.
Approach 2
  • If QuickBooks is used on more than one system then use only one computer to host company file and turn off hosting on all other workstations.
  • Run QuickBooks desktop and select file and then utilities.
  • From the drop-down list pick “Stop hosting multi-user access” and click Yes and then close window.
Approach 3
  • Carry out the manual process by updating to the latest version of QuickBooks.
  • Configure QuickBooks desktop for firewall and security and include exceptions
  • Check for permissions to access the company file.
  • Try to open company file from another system.
  • Edit Windows Hosts File on the workstation and choose the right IP address as well as the name of Windows server.
Approach 4
  • If you were creating a backup and encountered the error then create a new folder in C drive.
  • Create a manual backup of the file to the newly created folder.
Approach 5
  • If you attempted to restore a company file and the error showed up then change the extension of the file name to .qbw.
  • Check file and directory path. If the characters exceed 65 and if there are spaces or special characters, remove them from the file or directory name.
  • Rename .qbw file and copy it to your local drive and then copy it to a network location.
  • From the file, menu selects open or restore company and then select restore a backup copy and click on next.
  • Click on local backup and then on next.
  • Choose the renamed file, click open and click on next.
  • When you click on save company file, make sure there are no special characters or spaces in the file name and then click on save.
If the issue still persists it is a good idea to give us a call and let our experts resolve it.
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