QuickBooks Error Code 6150 & 1006 (Easy Way to Fix)

This article contains information about QuickBooks Error codes 6150 & 1006, and this will show you how to fix this error both manually and automatically. This Error 6150 occurs when the user tries to access the company file & has multiple possible causes. Read the complete article you will get all the related information along with the way to fix the issue. This article will help you troubleshoot some common error messages related to error 6150 that you may receive. For any assistance or help contact our QuickBooks ProAdvisor toll-free: [QuickBooks]

You may face many errors while using the QuickBooks software that can create hurdles in the smooth working of the application. So you need to remove these errors as soon as possible to avoid any issues. QuickBooks error 6150, 1006 is also one of the such errors that arise due to many reasons. It is related to the company file when you use the company files, you may also face this while opening the company backup file by changing the extension. So many factors cause this error that can be discussed in this article. So stay with us till the last to know more about errors 6150, 1006.

Here is a screenshot of the actual error:

QuickBooks Error code 6150
QuickBooks Error Code -6150, -1006

What is QuickBooks error code 6150, -1006

It is one of the common errors of QuickBooks that occur when the user is unable to open the company file or QuickBooks tries to create or use the company file. When So you need to detect the reasons why it occurs and solve it as soon as possible to avoid any glitches. In this article, you’ll get the reasons and the solutions to fix this error.

An error appears when users try to establish, open, or work on the company file of QB. Please try to open the company file again. This error code 6150 can be fixed by performing certain systematic troubleshooting steps.

Symptoms of Quickbooks Error code 6150

  • Your computer frequently crashes with this error 6150 when running the same program.
  • Error 6150 appears and crashes the active program window.
  • Windows runs slowly and mouse or keyboard input responds slowly.
  • Quickbooks Error 6150 is displayed.
  • Your system freezes for a few seconds at a time.

The Error 6150 and 1006 messages can appear during program installation, while an Intuit Inc.-related software program is running, during Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the installation of the Windows operating system. Keeping a check on when and where this error occurs is an important piece of information in troubleshooting the problem.

Causes of Quickbooks Error 6150 and 1006

The reason behind the occurrence of the error is that the file you are trying to access is on a damaged platform. The same error can also occur when you try to restore data from a corrupted drive. There are a few other error codes that can come under error 6150 like 1006,01004. The possible causes for 6160-1006 are as follows.

  • QB-related files are deleted by another program maliciously or mistakenly.
  • Incomplete or damaged Quickbooks Software.
  • Malware or Virus infection that will corrupt Windows system files or QB-related program files.
  • QuickBooks Company Files are corrupted or damaged.
  • Someone has mistakenly changed the file extension of QuickBooks Company files.
  • When the user tries to open a portable company file without opening QuickBooks Software.
  • When the user tries to save QuickBooks Mac files in the QuickBooks Windows version.
  • You may also experience this if QuickBooks is not installed properly.
  • It also triggers if the Windows registry files are damaged.

Points to remember

  • The system is infected if the DECRYPT_INSTRUCTIONS (.txt or.html) document is stored in the folder containing the QuickBooks company file.
  • The CryptoWall virus can infect not only QuickBooks company files but also other files and programs.
  • Furthermore, Intuit Data Services will be unable to repair the infected files.

Quick Methods to Fix QuickBooks Error 6150

  • If the “Quickbooks Error 6150 and 1006” error message is associated with a “file extension” of your company file, then in this case you have to think about replacing the “File extension” and then save the company file with the right extension.
  • You need to ensure and confirm that the “QuickBooks company file” is initiated on another computer.
  • if your file is not updated, then try to reinstall QuickBooks
  • Now later, you have to save “QB for Macintosh in your Mac system, and vice-versa.
  • Next, you need to update your computer with a good anti-virus before opening up the “company file.”
  • The above steps may be good enough to solve the error code message 6150; if not, then you don’t need to worry go through the below steps. The below step will definitely help you out of your issue.

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 6150

Method 1- You need to Restore from Backup

When the above-discussed quickstep does not work for you, then restoring the “Company file” from the backup is a great option to get rid of this error. To do this follow the below steps

  • First, go to QuickBooks look for the File, and click on it
  • Next, click on ” Open or Restore Company
  • Later, Go to the“Restore a backup copy” and click on it and choose the “local backup” & click on it
  • Here from the “Look-In” drop-down list, you need to select the location of “ company file backup” 
  • Next, go to the backup, make sure the backup is in the “.qbb” extension
  • Now, click on Open and next Go to Save in the drop-down window & go to the location where you want to restore the backup file.
  • Next, go to the File-name field- type/insert  a “new company ”
  • Make sure to check that the “save as filed” must be automatically saved to restore the file with the “.qbw” format.
  • Now, click on “Yes”
  • At last, enter “Yes” to confirm the modification process.

Limitation of the “Backup restore.”

  1. In most cases, users fail to create a backup file of the “Company file” because of ignorance, or user thinks these files are irrelevant
  2. The usual fresh/ latest updated backup is not available.
  3. Sometimes the Backup restoration will not give accurate results. 

Method 2- Create a “New QuickBooks Desktop file” from the beginning.

  • Go to the QuickBooks Desktop and look for the “No company open window”, click on it, and create a new company.
  • Next, look for the  QuickBooks Setup Window, open it & fill in all the necessary information.
  • Click on the “Create a company”
  • Initiate with the making customers, the COA & services, etc.

Limitations of “Creating the New QuickBooks Desktop file from the beginning.”

  1. You are able to access the “Old data.”
  2. With the nonexistence of the “Old data,” you cannot verify or check your new data with old. It may be possible the info is inaccurate.
  3. You are no longer share the “Desktop file” on the network.

Method 3: Use Auto Data Recovery to Retrieve Lost Data

  1. Use Auto Data Recovery copy
  2. Recover a backup from before the error occurred or restore your Auto Data Recovery copy of your company file if the problem continues.

Limitations of recovery through “QB Auto Recovery.”

  1. QuickBooks auto recovery is not compatible with QuickBooks ProQuickBooks PremierQuickBooks Enterprise.
  2. This feature is also not accessible with the “Accountant ”
  3. This feature has a restricted file size limit ( limited to 1.5 GB only)

Methods 4: Use the QuickBooks File Doctor

The User can use the QuickBooks file doctor to eliminate common errors especially those related to the company file. For this, follow the steps given below:

  • Download the QuickBooks tool Hub from the official site of Intuit.
  • Next, install the QuickBookstoolhub.exe file by accepting the license and agreements.
  • Go to the company file issues tab.
  • Select QuickBooks file doctor.
  • After that, select the company file with the error.
  • Click on the check file damage only and then tap on Diagnose.
  • Now it detects the error automatically and fixes the error.
  • Once done, reboot your system and then open the QuickBooks.

Methods 5: Check for Cryptowall

Sometimes, the Cryptowall virus with other infected software restricts the users from opening the QuickBooks accounting software and causes errors 6150, -1006. To avoid this issue, follow the steps:

  • Go to the Windows start menu and click on it.
  • Next, go to the search bar type File Explorer, and then open it.
  • Now look for the QuickBooks folder which is located in C: drive.
  • Then next, look for the files that have decrypt or instructions. (.txt or .HTML)

Method 6: Open a sample company file installed

  • To start this process, open the QuickBooks without the company file.
  • Then next, select the Open Sample file option.
  • After that select any company file.
  • Click on OK.
  • Then click on ‘Yes’ if asked to update the sample file.

Method 7: Remove the Virus from the PC

  • First, open the QuickBooks file doctor.
  • Wait until the Pop-up of No company open shows on the screen.
No company open
  • Go to the File and Utilities tab.
  • After that, select the Repair file option and Network problems option.
  • Then a dialog box appears, you need to click on the OK tab.
  • Now a message requesting admin rights appears on the screen. Click on Yes.
  • After that you can see the wrench icon to open the file doctor, Click on the continue tab.
  • Now you have to enter the credentials and sign in to the file.
  • Now the repair process is starting.
  • After that, from the advanced setting go for the Diagnosis file.
  • Click on Next.
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to end the process.
  • Now access the system antivirus and update the program.
  • Now your antivirus is active and ready to scan the system.
  • Finally, it works on fixing the malware and viruses.

Wrapping Up

QB also provides a solution to resolve the issues. Try the given solution. If the error still exists, contact QuickBooks Technical Support and get help from there.

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