QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83

It is not easy to predict the QuickBooks Desktop Errors. They generally occur due to faults or bugs in hardware or software components of Windows and QuickBooks itself. At times, you may encounter QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83 while you try to access or restore the QuickBooks Company file. Although, it’s not an unusual but a prevalent QuickBooks Desktop error. To eliminate this error, you may utilize the inbuilt file repair tool. Knowing the exact reasons can help you quickly resolve the error. In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms and troubleshooting techniques that will help you fix Error 6000 83. So, stick till the end of this blog!

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An Overview 

QuickBooks Error 6000 83 is amongst one of the errors that fall under the category of QuickBooks company file error 6000. Some of these errors can cause severe damage to the QuickBooks company file. Thus, you may experience frequent crashes and application failure due to the error. The following error message will display on your screen once you receive error codes 6000 83.

“You do not have sufficient permissions to the specified folder. To use QuickBooks in a multi-user environment, you must have read/write access and create/delete rights to the folder where the company file is stored.”

The error code, also, suggests a solution if the issue has occurred due to some specific reason that QuickBooks recognizes.

Why Do You Encounter QuickBooks Company File Error 6000 83?

  • It might be possible that the user has updated the company file as per the latest version that is stored on the server.
  • The error triggered when you lost some crucial installation files from the QuickBooks installation directory.
  • Windows user account does not have the login credentials required to access the server or QuickBooks database service.
  • Windows security software restricts QuickBooks from accessing the company file on the server.
  • QuickBooks company file that has stored the company data is damaged or corrupt.
  • If multiple computers in the network are hosting the company file, it may cause QuickBooks error 6000 83.
  • You might be using an incompatible version of QuickBooks Desktop, for instance: non-US or non-Canadian version.
  • It may appear if you have set up a different language on Windows other than English.
  • You might have set up an incorrect path to the company file in QuickBooks Desktop on the client’s computer.
  • One of the reasons that may trigger QuickBooks company file error 6000 83 is that you might have entered incorrect QuickBooks Company file extension.
  • The client’s workstation cannot connect with the server hosting the company file due to network connectivity issues.

Easy Methods To Fix Intuit Error Code 6000 83:

You can follow the below-listed solutions if you receive QB Error 6000 83 while accessing the company file from the server:

Solution 1: Download and Run QuickBooks Desktop File Doctor

If you are looking for a detailed description of how to utilize QuickBooks File Doctor to resolve standard QuickBooks company file and network error. We suggest you follow our article How to Fix Damaged Company File or Network Using QuickBooks File Doctor.

Solution 2: Stop Hosting Multi-User Access on Every Workstation in the Network

  • If you are using QuickBooks in a network and the file is stored on the server, then you must ensure that other computers connected in the network are not set to host the company file.
  • Then, you have to open QuickBooks on each computer in the network and click the File tab.
  • You must make sure that QuickBooks displays Host Multi-User Access option under the Utilities section.
  • Then, you will see the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option under the Utilities section, click on it.
  • Further, click on yes for the confirmation.
  • After this, the pop up “you must close Company File” will appear on your screen.
  • Click on Yes and follow the same steps on other workstations as well.
  • At last, you must try accessing the company file once again.

If QuickBooks Error 6000 83 appears again, jump to the next troubleshooting step.

Solution 3: Manually Configure Windows Security Applications

You will find several security applications available for Windows. Besides, each has a unique interface. However, you can follow this guide to exclude QuickBooks from every security application.

  • At first, you click on the Start button on your Desktop.
  • Then, type Windows Firewall in the Search Programs and Files search box.
  • From the list of programs, click on Windows Firewall.
  • Then, you need to right-click the Inbound Rules and choose the New Rule option under Advanced settings.
  • Now, under the Programs click Next and select This Program Path.
  • Further, you have to select the QuickBooks file location and click Next.
  • Choose to Allow the Connection option followed by Next.
  • Ensure that you check-mark all the check-boxes and click Next.
  • Type a name for this rule and click Finish.
  • For setting the outbound rules, you need to repeat the same procedure of the Inbound rules.
  • Moreover, make sure that you select Outbound instead of Inbound this time.

Solution 4: Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager

  • In the first place, click on the Windows Start button.
  •  Then, you need to search for the QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the Search Programs and Files search box.
  • Now, click on the QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the list of programs.
  • Next, click on the Add Folder option and locate the QuickBooks installation folder that you usually find at:


  • After that, click on the Scan option once you have selected the required folder.
  • Once the scan process finishes, the QuickBooks Database Server Manager will display all the data files related to the company files in the folder.
  • At last, click Close and verify that there is a separate .ND file created for each company file.


If you have stored the company file on any removable or external media device, then you must first copy the file to the local storage of the computer and try to open the company file. If this resolves your error, then make sure to set up the correct company file path in QuickBooks. If it didn’t work, and you are still stuck with QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83 then, follow the next troubleshooting step.

Solution 5: Verify QuickBooks Database manager is running on Windows

  • If you have not logged in with an admin account on Windows, then first restart your computer and sign in using the admin login credentials.
  • Then, simultaneously press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on your keyboard to open the Task Manager.
  • Now, go to the Processes tab and search for QBDBMgrN.exe process.
  • Press Windows + R keys together, if QBDBMgrN is not running under the process.
  • Next, type services.msc and click OK.
  • After that, you need to scroll down in the list of services and search for QuickBooks DBXX process, where XX indicated the version of your QuickBooks software like 2018, 2019 or 2017.
  • Right-click the required service and select Properties.
  • From the Start-up, type drop-down and select Automatic.
  • Then, click on Apply, followed by OK.
  • To end the process, you need to select the Service and click on Start from the left if the service stops.

Solution 6: Modify Windows Host File to Resolve Connectivity Issues

For detailed instructions on modifying host file on Windows follows article How to Modify Host File on Windows.

Solution 7: Set Proper Folder Access Permission

To access the company file stored inside the specific folder, the user requires proper folder access permission. You can follow troubleshooting step 6 from our article on QuickBooks installation error to Set Proper Folder Access Permission on Windows.

Has the QuickBooks Error Code 6000 83 triggered while creating the backup of QuickBooks company file? You don’t need to worry! You can follow the instructions that we have mentioned below:

Solution 1: Create the Backup in a New Folder
  • At first, you need to open the C drive of your computer.
  • Right-click from the New section, click on the Folder option.
  • Name the folder and save the backup of the company file in this newly created new folder.

Dealing with QuickBooks Desktop Error 6000 83 while restoring the backup of your company file? Don’t worry! You can follow the troubleshooting steps listed below:

Solution 1: Change QuickBooks Company File Extension
  • Before you begin, make sure that the QuickBooks company file has .qbw extension.
  • If the backup file that QuickBooks is creating has a different file extension, then right-click the file and change the extension to .qbw.
  • Then, open QuickBooks and press F2 key for opening the QuickBooks Product Information window.
  • Afterwards, check out the company file location from under the File Information section.
  • Next, you have to exit QuickBooks from all the workstations in the network.
  • Now, open the Windows File Manager and the company file folder.
  • Right-click the QuickBooks company file and click on the Rename option.
  • Save your company file with a new name.
  • When asked for the rename file confirmation window, click Yes.
Solution 2: Verify the File path of the QuickBooks Company File
  • You must know that QuickBooks doesn’t allow any special characters in the file pathname.
  • To ensure that there are no issues with the file pathname, open QuickBooks and from under the File tab select Open or Restore Company.
  • Click on Restore a Backup Copy and then click Next.
  • Further, click on the Local Backup option followed by Next.
  • Now, you need to go to the backup file folder and select the QuickBooks backup file.
  • Click Open and later from the Open and Restore a Company Window click Next.
  • Now, from the Save Company File window, verify that there are no special characters present in the name field.
  • In the end, click Save and try to open the company file once again.