What Is Quickbooks Error 6147

Several times a user may encounter issues while trying to use the Quickbooks application. Also, some errors may occur when trying to access the Quickbooks company file and open the file on the system. These errors are usually called 6000 series errors and are accompanied by two or three-digit codes to specify the error code. In this article, we are also going to talk about one such Quickbooks company file issue, Quickbooks error code 6147. This error code occurs when a user tries to restore the backup of the Quickbooks company file. This can occur because of different reasons which we will discuss later in the article. So, if you are also facing the same issue, go through this guide properly. Check out all the advanced methods to resolve the issue.

Reasons of Error Code 6147

There may be more than one reason for which you can face the Quickbooks error code 6147. Below we have listed all the prevalent reasons for the issue.

  • The company file that you are trying to restore is damaged or corrupted.
  • In case you have stored the Quickbooks company file on an external drive and hen you are attempting to restore the backup.
  • Next, you can face the issue if the QBW file which you are using is corrupted.
  • Moreover, the error can also occur if there is some incorrect information present in the Quickbooks company file.
  • Lastly, you can encounter the issue if you are trying to open the Quickbooks company file using a mapped drive. 

Traits of Quickbooks Error Code 6147

Here is a list of all the traits of Quickbooks error 6147 so that you can easily identify the error on your system. 

  • You won’t be able to open the Quickbooks company file.
  • You will not be able to restore the backup of your file.
  • The system will shut down automatically when the error prompt will appear on the screen.
  • Next, when the error prompt will appear on the screen, the active program will crash.

Troubleshooting Methods for Quickbooks Error 6147

Now that you know all the traits and causes of the Quickbooks error 6147, you can avoid it in future. In case you now have encountered the issue, here are some methods that you can use to resolve the issue. Ensure to follow all the steps in the same way as mentioned.

Method 1: Utilize Quickbooks File Doctor

Quickbooks file doctor is a complete repairing tool that can automatically detect and fix the Quickbooks company file and network issues. So, you can surely use Quickbooks file doctor to fix error code 6147. Here are all the steps that you will have to follow.

  • To start with, you will have to open the web browser on the system and then visit the official Quickbooks website.
  • From the website, download tool hub. You will then have to install the application by following all the steps appearing on the system. Also, agree to the terms and conditions.
  • When done, you will have to click on the Quickbooks tool hub icon and then start the tool on the system.
  • After this, you will have to go to the company file issues tab and then choose to run the Quickbooks doctor tool.
  • When the tool will load, you will have to choose the Quickbooks file that you wish to scan.
  • Next, tap on the option to check file damage only.
  • Now, two options will appear on the screen. If you are facing Quickbooks 6000 series error, choose the first one, otherwise, choose the second one.
  • When done, choose if you are using the file on the host system or the workstation.
  • Wait till the process completes. On completion, close the tool window and then start the Quickbooks application. Check if you are facing the same issue.

Method 2: Terminate all the Quickbooks Processes

There are chances that different Quickbooks processes running in the background are blocking the working of the Quickbooks application. So, the next method that we suggest you follow is to end all the Quickbooks processes. Check out all the relevant steps below.

  • To begin with, you will have to run your system as an administrator.
  • You will then have to start task manager on the system.
  • After this, you will have to hover to the Users option and then choose the show all processes option.
  • From the list of all the processes, you will have to click on the Quickbooks-related processes and then choose to end them.

Method 3: Changing Quickbooks ADR File’s Name

Now, the next method on the list is to change the name of the auto data recovery file. For this, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • First, you will have to open the folder in which all your Quickbooks company files are present.
  • You will then have to look for the ADR file.
  • Now, from the list of files, you will have to look for the most recent one.
  • Right-click on the file and choose to rename the file.
  • Now, you will have to change the extension to qbw.

To Conclude

So, we hope by the end of this article, you are now aware of what Quickbooks error 6147 is and how to resolve the same. However, if the error persists, seek help from the experts.

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