Are you worried about the trigger warning message, “QuickBooks is unable to open this company file. It may have been opened by another user” popping up on your screen? Don’t worry if you receive QuickBooks error 6073. You must have encountered the problem when attempting to open the company file. To get rid of the issue, refer to this article and read it till the end for a thorough understanding. 

To clarify your doubts on the company file error message 6073, speak to one of our experts via 1.800.579.0391. 

Primary Reason That Provokes the Company File Error 6073 in QuickBooks

When you come across a QuickBooks company file error, know that there can be several reasons that cause the issue to arise. You specifically receive the error 6073 because of the following reasons- 

  • The company file is saved in a read-only network folder, due to which the issue arises. 
  • The file is already opened in a computer that too in single-user mode. 
  • You might also encounter the error if remote software is using the company file, and the server computer can check the login status. 

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What are the Solutions to Fix the Error Code 6073 in QuickBooks Desktop?

There are four possibilities in particular where you can get the error. To know what are they and which one to use to fix the issue in your system, go through all the troubleshooting methods mentioned below- 

Case 1: If your company file is saved in a read-only network folder

  • Go to your server computer and select your company file folder. 
  • Right-click on the folder to the ‘Properties’ option. 
  • In the following window, select the ‘Security’ tab and choose the user facing troubles while signing in. 
  • Tap ‘Edit’ and select ‘Allow’ for Full Control. 
  • At last, click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’. 

Case 2: If you are using your system remotely

  • You must install the QuickBooks Tool Hub first. 
  • Download the latest version of the Tool Hub application and install it by proceeding with the instructions prompted on the screen. 
  • Run the software and go to the ‘Program Problems’ menu. 
  • Hit ‘Quick Fix my Program,’ and after the process is completed, open your QuickBooks Desktop. 

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Case 3: If the server computer is using the company file in a single-user mode 

  • Run QuickBooks and hit on the ‘File’ menu. 
  • Tap ‘Close Company’ and open the data file again. 
  • Select the ‘File’ menu again to click ‘Open or Restore Company’. 
  • Hit ‘Open a company file’ and then ‘Next’. 
  • Choose your company file, tap ‘Open file in multi-user mode’ and hit ‘Open’. 

Case 4: If a workstation is using the data file in a single-user mode

  • Make sure you have closed QuickBooks in all systems.
  • On the server computer, access the company file and select the ‘Help’ menu. 
  • Hit ‘Switch to Multi-user mode’.

We hope we could appropriately convey all the necessary info on the QuickBooks error 6073. If the solutions do not help you to fix the problem, try running the File Doctor tool from the QB Tool Hub. If the issue still persists, feel free to reach out to our technical assistance team through 1.800.579.0391

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