Ever faced QuickBooks Error 6000,-83 when you tried to open, create a backup, or restore your company files on your QuickBooks desktop? You are likely to be doing one of the following things when you faced the error -6000,-83:
Or you keep your data here:
The steps you need to follow to fix the errors will differ in the two cases. Read on to learn how to fix your 6000,-83 error in each of the cases mentioned above:
If you were creating a backup of your company file and see Error -6000,-83, you can follow these steps:
NOTE: Before you follow the steps, ensure that your company file is stored on your local hard drive and not on a server. If you want, you can move your company file back to the server once the error is fixed.
If you do not see the Error -6000,-83 now, you can start using your backup file as the main company file. In case you still see the Error -6000,-83, you need to move to the section for your Windows/Linux server set up below.
In case your company file is not on the server and you still see the error, you can call our QuickBooks support phone number so we can help troubleshoot.
If you encounter the Error -6000,-83 while restoring your company file, follow the steps mentioned below:
If the name of your backup company file or the folder containing it includes any special characters, symbols, or spaces, you may see the error -6000,-83. To edit the file name, follow these steps:
Still seeing Error 6000,-83? Let’s jump to the next solution:
Follow these steps to create a portable company file:
Now, you can use this file to restore your company file.
If you are still facing Error 6000, -83, move to the next solution.
You may have stored your backup file either on a local hard drive or on a server. If the file is on the server, you must migrate it to your local hard drive or C: drive. You can follow the steps given above to restore your company file. Once it’s done, you can fix the errors and then move the file back to the server or local drive where you saved it earlier.
If you still see the Error -6000,-83, you can move to the section for your Windows/Linux server set up below. If you still see Error 6000,-83, call us on our 24*7 toll-free QuickBooks support number +1-801-610-6141.
Follow the steps given below if your company file is stored on a server:
If your company files are hosted over a network, then switch off the Host Multi-User Access option on your workstations. Your files should only be hosted on your server computer. Here’s how you can do it:
5. You must repeat the steps on every workstation to make sure the issue is resolved completely.
Issue still not resolved? Let’s try the second solution.
Allow your QuickBooks Files Doctor to scan your company file, identify the issues, and fix them. If you still see the Error 6000, -83, you can go to the next solution. If you do not have it, you can download QuickBooks FIles Doctor.
If you have a backup of your company file, try restoring your files from there. If not, go to the next solution.
If none of the solutions given above is working, your network settings may need to be checked. You can use any of your workstations to edit your Windows hosts file.
These steps are only helpful if you are familiar with Linux networks. If not, seeking help from an IT professional is recommended. If you are planning to DIY, follow these steps:
To configure your Linux server, follow the steps:
Once done, try to open your company file. If it opens, the error is fixed. If not, you will need to follow the next step.
You will require your server name and IP address to configure your host file. Follow these steps to get the required server name and IP address:
Now, ensure that the IP address and the Linux server name on all of your workstations are correct. You can start with the computer showing the Error 6000,-83.
Now, open QuickBooks desktop and go to your company file.
If you were able to open it, the error has been fixed. If not, you can contact us directly on our toll-free number +1-801-610-6141. We are available 24*7 to help you with your QuickBooks errors and issues.