QuickBooks Error 6000 83

Easy Methods To Fix QuickBooks Error 6000 83 

QuickBooks Error 6000 83

Recently QuickBooks is taking all the boom in the market area because of its wide arch-access in the world. This article belongs to the particular error that occurs in QuickBooks while using it, is QuickBooks Error 83, or else you can say it QuickBooks Error 6000 83. Here you got to know what it is, the reason behind it happens and the solution for the particular error.

Before hopping to the topic let’s get to know a little bit about QuickBooks, it is an Accounting software pack developed and marketed by Intuit, an American Software development company. It handles all small and medium-sized companies worldwide to maintain their accounting configuration easily. It is proven a very helpful website because it saves time and helps the user to build up the business easily with many advanced features like Payroll Activity, Transaction-related work, Accept payment, Tax Calculation, and keep the track record of the business.

With all these amenities some errors cause an interruption in your work like  QB ERROR 3371, QB ERROR H202, QB ERROR 6000 83, and others. Today we are discussing the QB Errors 83. 

What is QuickBooks Error 6000 83

This QuickBooks error 6000 83 can happen anytime whenever you try to access the company file or restore or back-up the data. It may occur in the problems in your productivity and also in resolving the error it may take-up time. 

When you are facing this error you may see a popped-up message on your display screen which says:

QuickBooks error message -6000 -83 message

{An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to access the company file. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Intuit Technical Support and provide them with the following error codes: (-6000, -83). }


(You do not have sufficient permissions to the specified folder. To use QuickBooks in a multi-user environment, you must have read/write access and create/delete rights to the folder where the company file is stored.)

Just click on the “Ok” button to close the Dialogue box. These types of errors in Quickbooks can resolve by knowing the facts that how it arose.

What Causes QB Error 6000 83?

?While working, you are accessing the company file, and the QuickBooks Error 6000 83 triggered, and it interrupts your work. Then some factors can be the real reason behind this error. Let’s see all the reasons below.

  1. Incomplete QuickBooks Installation can be a reason to cause QuickBooks Error 83 and interrupt you to access QB company files.
  2. Incorrect extension code in any file may be the reason for having the error. 
  3. It also can happen when a Window or Browser Firewall blocks the QuickBooks file.
  4. If more than one user can try to access the same file in the QuickBooks company file.
  5.  If you are using a non-U.S. or non-Canadian version of QuickBooks.
  6.  It can happen when you have a “regional language” setting in Windows despite the English language.
  7. While converting the QB Company file of the earlier version over a network.  
  8. If some file has the extension .qbm or .qbw.adr can lead a factor to cause QB Error 83
  9. When you have insufficient access to the network server QBDataServiceUserXX or window admin.

Signs of QuickBooks Error 83

These are the signs which indicate that your system has a QuickBooks Error (-6000 -83).

  • QuickBooks Error 6000 83 messages will pop-up on your screen and your program window will crash. 
  • Windows start working slow and take too much time to respond. It will happen to the keyboard, mouse the other input devices.
  • Your Computer system will be stuck Systematically with a black screen.  

whenever you encounter these signs on your system, seek the solutions which are down below.

Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 6000 83

Fixing the error QuickBooks Error 6000 83 on your computer is easier than you thought it. It looks laborious but it’s not. 

You can quick fix the error in four conditions if;

  • The error occurs while creating the Backup of the Company file
  • The error occurs while restoring the Company file
  • The Company file is on the Windows Server
  • The Company file is on the Linux Server

Before jumping to the solution one thing that the users have to do is if they stored the file on any server, move it onto the local hard disk till the error is resolved. Once the fault went, redirect your file onto the server back. Now, come straight to the solutions,

Condition 01: The Error Occurs While Creating the Backup of the Company File

  • Go to the “File” menu and select “Quit QuickBooks Desktop” to close it.
  • Now, open the “Windows Start menu” and type “File Explorer” into the search to open it.
  • Select “This PC” or else you can say “ My Computer”.
  • Open “C: Drive” and Right-click with the mouse select “Folder” to create a new file folder and rename it with “QB Test Folder”.
  • Then, follow the step to create the backup company file and save it to the folder you created on “C: Drive” when QuickBooks asking for the designation.  
  • Now, Restore your Company File with the new Backup you created right away.   

Following these steps, you will get rid of the QuickBooks error 6000 83, and now start using your backup file as your main company file and rename the old one to prevent the mistakes to open that again.  

Condition 02: The Error Occurs While Restoring the Company File

If you are facing the QuickBooks Error 83 while restoring the Company file in your system, you must follow the below steps to resolve it. 

Solution A: Rename the BackUp File-
  • Open the “Windows Start menu” go to Search Bar and type “File Explorer” to open it.
  • Find the BackUp company file Folder and open it.
  • Select the backUp file with .qbb extension, right-click on it and select “Rename”.
  • While renaming the file name you have to remove all the special characters, symbols, and space from the file.
  • Now follow all the steps in QuickBooks to restore the company file. 

That’s it, these simple steps remove the QB error 83 from your system if not then go-ahead to the next solution. 

Solution B:  Create a Portable Company file-

Facing problems while opening the BackUp file/ .qbb file, go back to the company file you created the backup from. Now follow the step to create a portable company file or .qbm file.

  •  Log in as an Admin in QuickBook.
  • Go to the “File” menu and create a copy
  • Select “Portable Company File” and click “Next”.
  • Rename it with a unique name to remember and look distinct from the other regular file on your computer.
  • Give it a place where you can find it easily.
  • At last, select “Save” and “Ok”.

This portable company file with extension .qbm can be transferred online or can put on a USB. It has security access with a passcode to open it. 

If this solution does not affect the QuickBooks error -6000, -83  then try another one.

Solution C:  Restore the BackUp company File form the Local hard Drive-

In this solution, the user has to move the folder to the hard drive or else say C: drive, If the BackUp company file is still on the server. Now, “Restore the Company File” to fix the error, after resolving the error upload your company files back to the server.

Hopefully, one of the solutions written above works for you, if yes then go ahead and work on your productivity if not then you must contact QuickBooks Customer Support Team for their help. 

Condition 03: The Company File is on the Windows Server

Follow these steps to resolve the error if your company file saved on the Windows server. 

Solution A:  Stop Multi-User Access on All WorkStations-

Your server computer must have only one hosting, so make sure that host “Multi-User Access” on your workStation must be turned off. To do or check it follow the below-written steps;

  • Start QuickBooks in your system
  • Go to the “Start” menu and select “Utilities”
  • From the “Utilities” list, search for the “Stop Multi-User Acess” and choose it.

QUickbooks Error Code 6000 83

  • If there is “Host Multi-User Acess” instead of “Stop Multi-User Acess” it means you did not have multi-user access “On” close it.
  • Now go to the other systems and repeat this step to remove the QB error 83 from the system.  
Solution B:  Resolve Error with QuickBooks File DoctorQB Error Code 6000 83
  • Download and install “QuickBooks Tool Hub” on your system.
  • After the installation opens it and goes to the first tab after home, “Company File Issue”.
  • Here, select “QuickBooks File Doctor” to run
  • Then log in with the correct credentials.
  •  The file doctor scans the damaged file or data within a minute
  • After the scan is done close the tab and opens your company file to check.

With the above steps if the error does not get fixed follow the next solution.

Solution C: Edit the Windows Host File 

To perform this solution to fix QuickBooks Error -6000 -83 you have to access the Administrator from any computer connected to the server, follow the instruction to access this;

Step 1 

  • Press Windows Key + R to perform the “Run” command form your Keyboard
  • Now type “cmd” in the Run box and hit the enter button.
  • Type “ipconfig/all” in the command prompt and press the “Enter” button
  • On the black screen, you will get your IP address and server name, note it down 
  • Repeat the process on other workstations.

Step 2

Now you have the IP address and server name, move to step 2 to edit the Windows host file.

  • Close the QuickBooks and open “My Computer” and go to the C: drive
  • Now follow the command in C: Drive



  • By following the trail, the user will reach the “etc” select “Host file” right-click on it and open it with “Notepad”.
  • In the host file there’s a space to fill up the “Workstation IP address” and “Computer name” or vice-versa, fill it up with the info you get from step 1. 
  • Use the “Tab key” instead of the spacebar to maintain the gap between IP address and Computer name.
  • Save the host file, after completing the whole steps from steps 1 and 2 open the QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

 Note- Host files handle static IP addresses. If the network handles dynamic IP addresses then it may trouble to perform the solution.  Windows server must be configured to maintain the same IP address for the network all the time in the HOSTS file if the server is rebooted or receive a different IP address.

With all the above solutions, you will find the correct option to the QuickBooks Error 6000 83 with all the conditions applied. All these methods may look lengthy but easy to perform just read all the instructions carefully and follow the path. 

Condition 04: The Company File is on the Linux Server

If the users are aware of the Linux server then only perform the solution to fix the QuickBooks Error 6000 83. First of all, make sure that you have the right permission to access the server and make changes to it. 

Solution A: Linux Server Configuration
  • Initiate Linux database Server Manager on your server.
  • Configure the  Linux database Server Manager and the directory in the Initord.conf file. 
  • Now, restart QuickBooks on your host computer.

If the error does not fix with this solution then stepped ahead to the next solution.

Solution B: Host File Configuration

First thing first, in this step you will need the server name and the IP address of the workstation, so you have to ping the server first to get all the information.

  • Go to the “Start Menu Window”
  • Open “Run” box command “cmd” to open Command Prompt.
  • In the command prompt type ping with your server name like “Ping[YOUR LINUX SERVER NAME]” and click the “Enter” button.
  • On the black screen, you will get the IP address and the server name write it down to use it further.

Now you have the server name and IP address of the workstation move to the next step to perform the solution.

  • Close QuickBooks on all the computers connected to the server.
  • Go to “start Menu Window” and search for “File Explorer” and open it.
  • Go to the “My PC” and open the C: Drive 
  • Search for C:\system32\etc\hosts
  • Select hosts file and right-click on it to open the file in Notepad
  • At the end of the Host file, type the IP address and the Linux Server name by maintaining a gap with “Tab Key” instead of “Spacebar”.
  • Select the FIle, save the host file in it, and close the Notepad.  

Note- while working on the Linux server, keep in mind that the Linux OS file is case sensitive, always pays attention while adding the case. 

Now, try to open the file, hope now everything is okay and all the errors you are facing are gone. As all the solutions above are easily doable but if you still need assistance or with all these solutions you are not able to resolve QuickBooks error -6000 -83 on your own then seek expert help on “QuickBooks Customer Support Experts”.  

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