[Quick Troubleshooting Guide] to Fix QuickBooks Error 6147

QuickBooks Error 6147
QuickBooks Error 6147

Trying to open the company file in the multi-user mode of QuickBooks Desktop, but every attempt is leading you to QuickBooks error 6147? If yes, then let us first assure you that the data stored in your company file is safe. You might be seeing an error text stating, “This is not a QuickBooks data file or there is a problem with the data file.” Tackling such types of QuickBooks company file errors can be a bit difficult. Therefore, we have come up with this post to talk about why QuickBooks error code 6147 arises in the first instance and how you can fix it with safety.

For instant troubleshooting guidance to fix QuickBooks error 6147, feel free to contact our QuickBooks experts at 1-855-856-0042.

What causes QuickBooks error code 6147?

QuickBooks error code 6147 often occurs when the QuickBooks Desktop of the user gets outdated. Nonetheless, there are several other reasons that can be behind it, such as:

  • Corruption or damage in the QuickBooks company file (.QBW).

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What should you do to fix QuickBooks error 6147?

Solution 1) Manually download and install the latest QuickBooks updates

  • Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and simultaneously, double-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon.

Note: Don’t let go of the Ctrl key unless you see the No Company Open window.

  • On the No Company Open window, navigate to the Help menu.
  • Click on the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.
  • Move to the Options tab and pick the Mark All option.
  • Select the Save button.
  • Go to the Update Now tab and checkmark the checkbox next to Reset Update.
  • Select the Get Updates button.
  • Close QuickBooks Desktop and restart it.
  • On the QuickBooks Update Installer pop-up, select the Yes option.
  • Inside QuickBooks Desktop, try to open your company files.

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Solution 2) Repair the corrupted company file using QuickBooks File Doctor

  • Exit all the open windows of QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Download QuickBooks Tool Hub of the most recent release (
  • Open the downloaded file named QuickBooksToolHub.exe and act accordingly to the on-screen instructions.
  • Finish installing QuickBooks Tool Hub by agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • Open QuickBooks Tool Hub and click on the Company File Issues tab.
  • Select the Run QuickBooks File Doctor button.
  • In QuickBooks File Doctor, pick your company file from the drop-down list.

Note: If the drop-down list does not have the company file, select the Browse and search option to find it.

  • Pick the Check your file option and then select the Continue button.
  • When prompted, type the QuickBooks administrator password and then select the Next button.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop and try to access your company file.


If you can’t rectify QuickBooks error 6147 even after implementing both the troubleshooting solutions that we talked about above in the post, then the multi-user settings in QuickBooks Desktop might be incorrect. Hence, our advice for you is to correct the multi-user settings in QuickBooks Desktop and then try to access your company files. For further troubleshooting guidance resolving QuickBooks error code 6147, you can talk to our QuickBooks Data Services experts at 1-855-856-0042.