Facing QuickBooks Error 6000 301? Here’s What You Need To Do


Are you facing QuickBooks error 6000 301 while trying to log in to your company file in QuickBooks Desktop and don’t know what should be done next? If yes, then you should not panic at all because through this blog, we are going to discuss with you the factors owing to which it takes place and the troubleshooting methods that you can apply to fix it.

QuickBooks Desktop error 6000 301 pops on the computer screen with an error message, which reads, “An error occurred when QuickBooks Desktop tried to access the company file. Please try again.”

For immediate expert support fixing QuickBooks error 6000 301, you can contact our QuickBooks professionals.

What can be the reasons causing QuickBooks Desktop error 6000 301?

QuickBooks Desktop error 6000 301 usually arises when the QuickBooks support files, like Network Descriptor, get damaged. Nonetheless, there are other reasons too that can be behind it, such as:

1. Outdated version of the QuickBooks Desktop application.

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How to resolve QuickBooks error 6000 301 safely?

Solution 1) Manually rename the QuickBooks support files

1. Open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys on your keyboard.
2. Go to the QuickBooks folder that has your company file (.QBW).
3. Find the files with the same name as your company file but with .tlg, .nd, and/or .dsn extensions.
4. Right-click the .dsn (Data Source Name) file and select the Rename option.
5. Add the word “.OLD” at the end of the file name.
6. Similarly, rename the .nd (Network Descriptor) and .tlg (Transaction Log) files.
7. Open QuickBooks Desktop and try to log in to your company file.

If you face this issue, proceed to the second solution.

Solution 2) Get the latest updates available for your QuickBooks Desktop

1. Click on the Windows logo.
2. Look for “QuickBooks Desktop” and right-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon.
3. From the set of options, select Run as administrator.
4. While on the No Company Open window, open the Help menu.
5. From the drop-down list of options, select Update QuickBooks Desktop.
6. Select the Options tab and then click on the Mark All option.
7. Select the Save option.
8. Click on the Update Now tab and checkmark the checkbox next to Reset Update.
9. Select the Get Updates option to get the updates present for your QuickBooks Desktop.
10. After that, close QuickBooks Desktop and reopen it.
11. On the QuickBooks Update Service pop-up, select the Yes option.
12. When the updating of QuickBooks Desktop finishes, restart your computer.
13. Open QuickBooks Desktop and check whether you can log in to your company file this time.


In case you fail to resolve QuickBooks error 6000 301 even after implementing the troubleshooting ways that we have explained in the above blog, then there might be some corruption in your company file (.QBW). So, our advice for you is to fix your company file using the QuickBooks File Doctor tool from QuickBooks Tool Hub. For instant troubleshooting support removing this error, you can speak with our QuickBooks officials.

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