QuickBooks Accountant’s Copy Failed (Error Fixes)

QuickBooks Accountant’s copy failed issue mostly occurs when you try to send an accountant’s copy with the file transfer service. And you can’t access the copy because of this issue. In this article, we will discuss, how to fix the Accountant’s copy failed issue in QuickBooks, and what are the reasons behind the issue. In the meantime, you can get instant help by dialing our toll-free number+1-844-405-0904.

Why Won’t QuickBooks Allow to Create Accountant’s Copy

QuickBooks Accountant’s copy fails because of different reasons. Here we have mentioned all of the possible causes of the issue, check all of the reasons, and find out the exact reasons for the issue;

  • QuickBooks Desktop needs to be updated.
  • Getting into a long dash in MS Word and then copying it in your notes can reason this to happen. A protracted dash is created in Microsoft word by entering two single dashes between the 2 hyphenated words.
  • QBW file is 200 MB or larger.
  • The Internet connection is slow or your firewall settings may be interfering with the upload.
  • Corrupt company files.
QuickBooks Accountant’s Copy Failed Error Message

How to Fix QuickBooks failed to create accountant’s copy Issue

Here are some of the solutions to fix the Accountant’s copy issue in QuickBooks. Follow the procedures carefully, without skipping a single step;

Solution 1: Check the Company File name

In the first place, make sure that the company file name does not contain any special characters. In addition, confirm that there is no comma present in the company name and filename. If the “QuickBooks is unable to copy an accountant” issue still continues, proceed to the next solution.

Solution 2: Update QuickBooks To The Latest Release

Updating the QuickBooks application helps to increase the optimum performance of the application and also helps in resolving detailed technical glitz. To accomplish this, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Help menu, and click on Update QuickBooks Desktop
  • Later, look for the Update Now tab and be sure to check-mark the box for Reset Update
  • Click on Get Updates, and it will start the download process
  • When the download is completed, restart your QuickBooks software
  • Later, go with the on-screen instructions to install the new release

if the error persists, then move to the next troubleshooting procedure

Solution 3: Reduce Company File Size

In this process, you have to confirm that the size of the QuickBooks file should not increase by 200 MB or more. If this happens, try the steps below to reduce its size:

If the “QuickBooks Accountant Copy Failed” problem is still not solved, go to the next method to erase the problem.

Solution 4: Check If There Is  A Long Dash In Your Notes

If your notes have a long dash, then you need to consider the following:

  • You need to insert directly text in the notes to the clients without long dashes
  • You can easily generate the text using the Windows Text editor and paste it from there
  • You can email the MS Word document to your customer with the converted file QBY.
  • Try to avoid using the long dash in MS Word; However, a single dash is OK.

If the problem still persists, proceed to the next method. 

Solution 5: Repair Damaged Data In Company File

If the accountant’s copy of the file error is caused by company file damage, you can restore a backup of the company file and replace the damaged file with it to resolve the error. After that, you can record the transactions that occurred after running the backup.

Solution 6: Change permission

  • Firstly, handle the folder where the QuickBooks file is stored. After this, right-click on the file and select sharing and security as shown in the below pic.
  • After selecting sharing and security, you see a new dialogue box as shown in the below pic. Select permission.
Set Permission
Set Permission
  • Now select add Browse to find the current QuickBooks data service user. Sometimes it changes with every updated version. Before creating an accountant’s copy, give the account Change and Read permissions.
  •  After this try to create an accountant’s copy. Make sure that you don’t have a strange character in your file path. Only use letters in your company name, avoid characters.

Important Points Needed to Know Before Creating the Accountant’s Copy in QuickBooks

Until the accountant’s copy is saved, QuickBooks will show “Accountant’s Changes pending” in the title bar and it will remain the same until you make the changes from the accountant’s copy or delete the restrictions. If you delete the restrictions before the accountant returns the modifications, you will be unable to apply any changes to the application that the accountant has made automatically.

Hope, these solutions help you to resolve the problem. Contact our certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors through the toll-free number+1-844-405-0904, if you have any kind of doubts related to the topic.

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