We all know that QuickBooks accounting software provides some really great features and tools but might face several technical glitches too. If you're a QB User, you generally complain that you can't open your company file in QuickBooks. In this way, users get frustrated when they are unable to eliminate these types of errors. If you're facing an error: QuickBooks is Unable to Open this Company File, this article is for you. We have discussed some major causes behind this error and solutions to fix it.


However, if you're busy with your business tasks and need instant help to fix the error, you can directly speak to our QB experts at +1(800) 314-0226.

Reasons Behind QuickBooks Won't Open Company File Error.

? When QB found a Corrupt or damaged Company file.

? Using improper methods to open specific file types.

? In the case of multi-user mode, the file is 'in use' status.

? If QuickBooks finds an improper size of the company file, it automatically freezes the file opening process.

? Using the wrong QuickBooks version to open files.

? Access permissions, encrypted files, and corruption in the company file may lead to this problem.

What to do when I am getting error while opening my company file

There are a few ways that you can utilize to get rid of this problem.

Fix #1 Check the type of the company file you're opening

QuickBooks Desktop carries different file types to keep data. To open a company file (QBW), you have to ensure that the filename includes the '.qbw' extension. Notice that you cannot open other file types that use for different purposes like backup data files contain (QBB) and portable files keep (QBM) extensions. So make sure that you're trying to open the file with the 'QBW' extension. 

Fix #2 Checking the Properties and File extension

? Open the folder where your company file is placed.

? Next, right-click the company file, and go to the properties option.

? The QuickBooks company file should be with the ".QBW" extension, and the file size must be at least 7 MB.

? Now, click on Advanced, and check that the Compress boxes and Encrypt attributes are unticked.

? In the end, users have to click on OK.

Fix #3 Rename the file of ".TLG" and ".ND"

? Again you have to go where the company file folder is located.

? In this folder, you will find a transaction log file, then right-click on it.

? Rename the company file. E.g.- (company file name)OLD.qbw.TLG.

? After changing the name, open the company file.

? QB will automatically generate files with the '.TLG' and '.ND'.

? Users should not delete these files because they can help you to recover your lost data.

? Check if QuickBooks Not responding when opening company file has been rectified or not yet.


Hopefully, now you will be able to open your company file in QuickBooks. If you still can't open your company file in QuickBooks, we suggest you speak to our technical advisor of our QuickBooks Error Support Team at +1(800) 314-0226 and get your issue resolved in minutes.