QuickBooks error code 6073 usually arises when you try to open the company file in multi-user configurations. If this error appears on your screen, you can’t open your company file; this happens because some other user has opened the same file. If you are facing the same error in your QuickBooks, then let’s know more about the error code 6073 in detail.
Causes of error code 6073
This error appears on your screen owing to a number of factors and some of them are mentioned below.
- If your file is open on another system in a single user mode.
- If the records are hosted on a Linux server and using numerous login credentials to log-in to the shared folder.
- If the file is placed in a read-only network folder.
- If the remote operating system has been used for accessing the file and host system finds out that the user is still signed in.
These are certain reasons due to which QuickBooks error code 6073 occurs on your screen.
Solutions to deal with error 6073
Errors can consume much of your time and may damage your data; therefore it is a must to solve this upsetting error as soon as possible. You may face the error in different scenarios, so you have to implement different steps to get rid of this error.
Solution 1 – Tackle error code 6073 manually
If you have opened the company file on another system in single-user mode
- Close the QB Desktop in all the systems.
- Now, open the company file on the host system.
- After this, you are required to switch to multi-user mode.
- Go to the File menu, switch to multi-user mode.
- If you are still facing the QuickBooks error code 6073, then reboot all systems.
If the company file has been opened on the host computer in single-user mode
- Move to the File menu, and choose the “Close Company” option.
- After this, the company file needs to be opened again. Re-open it.
- From the file menu, pick the “Open or Restore Company” option.
- Now, open a company file and click on the “Next” tab.
- Select your company file.
- Choose the “Open file in multi-user mode” option, followed by the “Open” option.
If the company file has been placed in a read-only network folder
Navigate to the system in which your company file has been hosted.
After this, try to find out the location of the folder in which your company file is stored.
After finding, make a right-click on the folder, and select Properties.
- Click on the “Security” option and jump to the next troubleshooting step of QuickBooks error code 6073.
- Choose the user, which is having issues to log-in and click on the “Edit” option.
- Check the box that says “Allow” for full control.
- Click on the “Apply” option, followed by the “OK” tab.
If the system has been accessed remotely via GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, etc.
- Apply a right-click on the task bar and choose “Task Manager.”
- Click on the “Processes” option.
- Check out if there are any running processes under the user name with which you were facing issues.
- If you find processes under that user, you should restart your computer.
This manual solution will help you to remove QuickBooks error code 6073; it the error still persists, try out the next solution.
Solution 2 – Use the QB File Doctor Tool
- Download the QB File Doctor Tool and rectify this error. This tool is created especially for resolving networking and multi-user problems.
- The tool will automatically detect the error and fix it.
The above solutions will help users to fix QuickBooks error code 6073. If anyone is unable to do so or facing any difficulty while implementing the steps, then contact QuickBooks experts to receive customized answers for his/her error.