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Error -6150 , -1006 or Error 80070057

Double-clicking on a working file, backup, portable company file, or a file with an extension other than .qbw, you may see one of the following errors:

An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to create, open, or use the company file. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Intuit Technical Support and provide them with the following error codes: (-6150,-1006).

There was an unexpected error reported while trying to run QuickBooks with company file "path location". Error code 80070057.

Note: More than one error message that includes the error code 80070057 exists. If this is not the exact wording of your error message please refer to Error: 80070057 the parameter is incorrect" and "You do not have sufficient permissions to delete files...

Why is this happening

There are 3 possible causes for these error messages:

  1. This error can occur when a QuickBooks for Mac backup file is renamed with a .QBB file extension in an effort to restore the file in QuickBooks for Windows of the same or later version. The file will not convert to the Windows version since it has not been converted to the format needed required for QuickBooks for Windows.

  2. QuickBooks cannot read the company file because the QuickBooks file extension was changed or is the wrong type (.qbm, .qbb, .qbx)

    • This error can also occur during conversion or creation of a backup or portable company file if QuickBooks detects data damage in the company file.
    • This error may possibly occur if the QuickBooks installation is damaged.
  3. This error can also be caused by attempting to open the portable company file (.qbm) without having QuickBooks open. 

If you cannot open QuickBooks refer to the document QuickBooks or the company file does not open

How to fix the error

Intuit recommends 6 solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all 6 to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

Solution 4: If you have one, convert an Accountant's Copy to a regular company file

Solution 5: Repair the QuickBooks installation

Solution 6: Uninstall and Reinstall QuickBooks by performing a clean install of QuickBooks

If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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