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QuickBooks Error 6177 0 occurs when opening the company file. Error Code -6177, 0 generally arises when QuickBooks is in the multi-user mode.

In this post, we’ll discuss the causes and solution steps to fix it.

Causes for QuickBooks Error Code -6177, 0

  • The folder is damaged where the company file is located
  • .ND file is damaged
  • QuickBooks company file corrupted

5 Simple Methods to Fix QuickBooks Error -6177, 0

Method 1: Update QuickBooks Desktop

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Then go to Help > Update QuickBooks Desktop
  • Then click on Update Now to the top right corner
  • Now make a check on Reset Update and click Get Updates
  • Once Update is complete, close QuickBooks

Method 2: Download and Run QuickBooks File Doctor

  • Download QuickBooks Tool Hub and go to your downloads by pressing CTRL+J
  • Under your downloads list click on QuickBooksToolsHub.exe
  • Click Yes to allow this app to make changes
  • Now select on Next to install it and then tick Yes again for allowing the license agreement
  • Select on Next and then Install (It may take some time)
  • Once the installation is complete click on Finish
  • Now open QuickBooks Tool Hub (Icon will be available on the desktop)
  • Under the Company File, Issues tab click on Run QuickBooks File Doctor

Method 3: Rename the .ND File

.ND file helps you to run QuickBooks company files on network and multi-user mode. If this file is damaged or corrupted that can cause you QuickBooks Error -6177, 0 but renaming these files may help you to resolve it.

  • Open your QuickBooks company file location
  • C:UsersPublicDocumentsIntuitQuickBooksCompany File [Default Location]
  • Now look for the files that have .ND
  • Make a right-click on them and select Rename, Now type “.OLD” at the end of the file
  • For Example, CompanyName.qbw.ND now changes it to CompanyName.qbw.ND.OLD
  • Click Yes to confirm.

If the same problem still exists after following the above 3 steps, please proceed further with the below ones too.

Method 4: Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager

As we downloaded QuickBooks Tool Hub in the earlier step, it’s time to run QuickBooks Database Server Manager with the help of it.

  • Make a double click on the QuickBooks Tool Hub desktop icon to open
  • Then select the Network Issues tab, now click QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • If QuickBooks Database Server Manager shows the correct company file location click on Start
  • Scan but if not click on Browse to select the company file folder and then click Start Scan
  • Now QuickBooks Database Server Manager will repair your firewall and provide all the efficient permission to access all workstations
  • Once the repair is successful click on Close

Method 5: Update the Company File Location

Important: Generally these steps should be performed onto the server computer where the company files hosts.

Step 1. Move your company file

  • Press Windows+E keys together to open File Explorer
  • Click This PC on the left panel on your computer
  • Now type *.QBW under the search tab that you can see to the top right corner to open the company file
  • It may take some time to show the company file. Once you can see the company file make a right-click and select Properties
  • Now you can see the location of the company
  • Write down the location. You need to put the file here again

Step 2. Create a new folder to the local drive(C:)

Now move the company file to the local drive(C:). Ensure to move the company file only, not the folder. To move the company file:

  • Go to File Explorer(Windows key+E)
  • Click on This PC
  • Click Local Disk (C:)
  • Make a right-click on the blank space and select New > Folder
  • Now move the company file to the new folder

Step 3. Create a Portable File and Restore it to the server

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Click Open or restore an existing company
  • Select Open a company file and click Next
  • Now browse to the location where you moved the company file into (C:) drive
  • Select the file and click Open
    • Go to File > Create Copy… to create a portable file
    • Choose Portable company file and click Next
    • Click on Save. Make sure to remember the portable company file location
    • Then click OK
  • Go to File > Open or Restore Company
  • Select Restore a portable file and click Next
  • Select the company file and click Open
  • Click Next
  • To restore the file, move to the same location from where you moved the company file to the (C:) drive as you see in the earlier step(2)
  • Select Save
  • In this way, you can put the company file in the same location.

After following all the above steps you’ll no longer face QuickBooks Error Code 6177 0 but in case it still exists, you can speak with our experts.

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