What’s the Deal with QuickBooks Error 6147 0 and How to Rectify it?

When attempting to open the company file in the QuickBooks Desktop application, are you encountering QuickBooks error 6147 0? If yes, you should not worry anymore; as with this post, we are going to provide you with all the information, like the reasons that trigger it and the troubleshooting solutions to fix it. You might be seeing an error message with the error pop-up, stating, “This is not a QuickBooks data file or there is a problem with the data file.”

Need instant troubleshooting assistance to resolve QuickBooks error 6147 0! If yes, don’t hesitate to reach our QuickBooks professional team at the customer-support number 1.855.738.2784 .

What triggers QuickBooks error code 6147 0?

The followings are all the possible reasons that can cause QuickBooks error code 6147 0 while trying to open the company file:

  1. The version of the QuickBooks Desktop you have is outdated.
  2. There is some location issue with the QuickBooks company file.

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What to do to get over QuickBooks error 6147 0?

Solution 1) Manually update QuickBooks Desktop using the administrator account

  1. Right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  2. Select the Run as administrator option.
  3. Type in the QuickBooks admin password as prompted.
  4. Choose the Help menu at the top menu bar.
  5. Choose the Update QuickBooks Desktop option from the drop-down option.
  6. Select the Mark All button in the Options tab.
  7. In the Update Now tab, checkmark the Reset Update checkbox and then select the Get Updates button.
  8. Close down QuickBooks Desktop and open it again.
  9. When QuickBooks Desktop asks you to install the updates you downloaded, select the Yes button.
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Solution 2) Open the company file Manually in QuickBooks Desktop from a new location

  • On the Windows desktop, create a folder with the name QBNew.
  • Open the Start menu, type “File Explorer” into the search column, and double-select File Explorer from the top of the list.
  • Double-click on the C: drive and then navigate to the Company Files folder.

Note: Generally, the Company Files folder is located in the QuickBooks folder that you can open by following the path: Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\ QuickBooks.

  • In the Company Files folder, look for the QBW file and copy it.
  • Paste the copied QBW file to the QBNew folder created on the desktop.
  • Right-click on the QBNew folder and select the Properties option.
  • Select the Edit button on the Security tab.
  • From the list of services, choose QBDataServiceUserXX (XX denotes the QuickBooks’s version year).
  • Checkmark the Full Control checkbox from the list of permissions.
  • Choose the Allow button.
  • Choose the Apply button and then press the OK button.


If you can’t get rid of QuickBooks error 6147 0 even after following all the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above in the post, then there is a great possibility that the QuickBooks company file is completely damaged. Our recommendation for you is to manually restore the backup company file in QuickBooks Desktop and see whether this fixes the error or not. For additional troubleshooting assistance to resolve the company file error, feel free to get in touch with our QuickBooks professional team at the toll-free number 1.855.738.2784.

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