What Are the Reasons & Solutions to Fix the QuickBooks Error 6073

Are you trapped in the QuickBooks error 6073, and need the solution to get rid this problem as soon as possible? If yes, then you are in the right place, yes here in this Accountwizy platform, you will get the solutions to the QuickBooks error code 6073.

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Generally, this error occurs when a user tries to open their company file in QuickBooks software. Well…this is not a big problem but it will not be resolved by you Quickly then it creates a big problem. So take a long breath and without any stress follow these simple steps to fix this error. But there is left one thing, whenever you encounter any error try to understand that error pop-up message and know causes. If you know Why does a QB error attack on your QuickBooks? Then follow some instructions based on a reasonable solution.

Causes & Solutions for QuickBooks Error 6073

Read the following section to know the reasons and solutions for QuickBooks error 6073:

Causes Behind the QuickBooks Error Code 6073

When you are trying to open your company file and suddenly you face this error message “QuickBooks is unable to open this company file…switch to multi-user mode….”. Then, There would be many causes such as:

  • Your file could be located in a read-only network folder.
  • Might be Your company file are already open on another computer at the same time in single-user mode.
  • Your file could be access by using remort software and the system perceives that you logged in.
  • Might be network data files are corrupt.
  • A renamed data file with a different extension.

If your file is hosted on a Linux server then using more than one set of login credentials to sign on to the shared folder.

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Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Error 6073

As you have known the causes of this error. Then its time to resolve the error by determining its causes. There are many solutions to fix this error but the first solution is most useful to solve it because it is related to company file and network issues so it’s fixed by QuickBooks File Doctor or hub tool file of QuickBooks. let’s follow some solution step by step.

Solution 1:- Use QuickBooks Tool Hub

Whenever you use the QB doctor tools hub file, close your QuickBooks.

  • Then, you need need to download QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • After it, Save this tool hub file where you can find it quickly as Window Desktop.
  • Now, click twice on this downloaded file(QuickBooksToolHub.exe).
  • Then, you need to follow some instructions that appear on the on-screen to install the hub file.
  • After that, click on agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Wait for a few minutes to finish the installation process and then click twice on the tool hub icon on your Windows desktop to open the QuickBooks tool hub.
  • Now, click on the Home icon then choose QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Click on the Company File Issues in the tools hub.
  • Then, choose Run QuickBooks File Doctor. Wait for a few minutes to open the Doctor tool file.
  • When the QB File Doctor window opens then choose your company file from the drop-down Option Or choose to browse and search to find your company file.
  • Now, click on the middle Checkbox to your file and then choose the Continue option.
  • After that, Enter the admin password of your QB then chooses the Next option.

Solution 2:  Company File Opened in Single User mode in another workstation

When your company file is not opened in the single-user mode because of it open in another workstation. then follow solution2.

  • First, you need to close your QB desktop on all computers.
  • On the Host computer, try to open your company file.
  • Then, choose the File menu and click Switch to the Multi-user mode option.
  • If QuickBooks error 6073 is existing here then you need to reboot your all workstations.

Solution 3: Company File Opened in Single-User Mode

If your company files open in single-user mode on the host computer then you need to click the File menu.

  • Then, choose the Close company option.
  • After that, you need to Re-open your company file.
  • Then, again click on the File menu and then choose the Open option or Restore Company option.
  • Now, choose Open a company file and then click on Next.
  • After it, you need to choose your company file and t Open file in multi-user mode
  • At last, click on the Open option.

Solution 4: Company File Located in a Read-only network Folder

If your company files are located in a read-only network older then you need to follow solution 4 to fix Quickbooks error 6073.

  • Firstly, you need to open the Host computer that is hosting your company file.
  • Then, click on that network folder where you saved your company file.
  • After it, Right-click the network folder and choose Properties option.
  • Then, choose the Security tab then click on that login user.
  • Now, click on the Edit option and choose Checkbox to allow for Full control.
  • At last, choose Apply and click on the OK option.

Solution 5: Your computer is accessed remotely

If you encounter QB error 6073 when your computer accessed by remotely via GoToMyPC, LogMeIn and so on. Then follow this solution to fix t.

  • Run QuickBooks Tool hub and follow solution1 to download and install the tool hub.
  • Then, Click on Program problem option–>click on Quick Fix my program.
  • At last, Restart your QB desktop and company file.


There are many solutions to given in the blog to fix QuickBooks error 6073. According to the above guidance follow all the instructions carefully, and try to shut out the problem own self. Hope you guise like this blog, and now able to perform the solutions for this error code. Further if in case, you need any help to do this or have some doubts regarding this blog then, you can get our Accountwizy ProAdvisor support to solve your problem immediately through the toll-free number +1-877-715-0222.

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