QB Error 6150, 1006 is one of the most common problems in QuickBooks. Many reasons can cause the occurrence of the QuickBooks Error 6150, 1006. This error is included in the list of 6000 error series that are associated with QuickBooks company file matters.
QuickBooks Error 6150, 1006 generally occurs when you attempt to open, use, create or alter the QuickBooks company file. You know its error 6150,1006 when you get a pop-up stating:
“We’re sorry. QuickBooks couldn’t open your company files.”
QuickBooks Error 6150, 1006 occurs when your company file is damaged or corrupted. This error stops you from working with the company file and thus, this error is very annoying. In this article, you have a clear idea about this error and ways to fix it. You can also get support on QuickBooks Customer Service Toll-Free Number +1800-890-6677.
The Causes Of QuickBooks Error 6150,1006.
- QuickBooks Company file is corrupted.
- QuickBooks Company file is missing from your source system.
- A virus or a malware attack damages QuickBooks Company File.
- You attempt to access QuickBooks portable file (.qbm) and QuickBooks software is unopened.
- Wrong file extension to QuickBooks Company file.
- You attempt to save the QuickBooks company file that is meant for the different operating systems.
- You are restricted to access the QuickBooks Company file.
How To Fix QuickBooks Error 6150,1006?
Step 1: Look for a CyptoWall
CyptoWall is a type of virus and this can cause QuickBooks Error 6150,1006. Other dangerous programs can also lead to this error and you will be unable to access the QuickBooks Company files.
Follow the below-given instructions to proceed to the resolution.
- Hit Windows + E to access Windows Explorer.
- Go to the source folder of the QuickBooks Company files.
- Identify the folder that has some files with words like “decrypt” or “instructions”. (.txt or .html)
If you find such folders, you will need the assistance from your antivirus manufacturer to proceed. If you do not find any folder like this, move to the next step.
You are only allowed to proceed if you have deleted all such files.
Note: Intuit will not assist you to get rid of damaged files.
Step 2: Recover the back up of the Company file and restore it.
You can make use of recently created backup to get the restoration done. You will have to restore from Backup Company file if the last backup has done recently. Make note that this may cause data loss.
If no error pops up, you are good to go and can access the same Company files without any challenge.
If you get the error pop-up on your screen, it indicates that you attempted to back-up the damaged file and these kinds of files cannot be restored. If this is the problem you have, follow the third step.
Step 3: Utilize Auto Data Recovery Option
Dial the toll-free QuickBooks Support Helpline Number to recover data with an automatic tool named as Auto Data Recovery (ADR). This is a time-consuming process and may go on for some days. You will be able to access QuickBooks during this period. You must note down all the changes you want to make and get those done once the complete recovery is done.
Step 4: Update the QuickBooks to the Latest Version
If you use the older version of QuickBooks on your system, error 6150, 1006 of QuickBooks may occur. It’s advised to use the latest version of QuickBooks on your system to avoid such errors.
To get the latest QuickBooks version, follow the given instructions:
- Get into the system with administrator rights.
- Shut the QuickBooks file.
- Start the task manager and shut all the QuickBooks related files or processes.
- Go to Help > Update QuickBooks
- Hit the Update Now option.
- Select Reset Updates and then click on Get Updates.
- Navigate to the QuickBooks and you will be prompted to install updates. You have to press OK to install the latest updates.
Once you follow all the above-given steps, the error will be eliminated and you will be able to access the QuickBooks Company file.
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If the attempt to fix the error fails, you can follow these quick resolutions stated below:
- Get all the Windows tools updated to the latest releases.
- Upgrade all the system drivers.
- Download the powerful antivirus program and remove all the threats occurred due to the harmful virus and malware.
- Change the name of QuickBooks Company file to the new one and make sure to rename it with .QBW file extension.
- Install the QuickBooks again in the system and please select Clean Install for the installation process.
There is a great possibility of getting rid of QuickBooks Error 6150, 1006 if you follow these quick fixes. If it still fails to provide resolution, you can dial reach out to our highly qualified QuickBooks ProAdvisors from Callsupportphonenumber.com. To connect with one of our QB ProAdvisors, reach out to our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1800-890-6677 .