QuickBooks Won’t Open | Rectify with these Simple Fixes

QuickBooks Won’t Open | Rectify with these Simple Fixes
3 min read
14 November 2022

QuickBooks is an accounting software developed by Intuit, which offers small businesses and companies affordable and efficient accounting facilities. It has several features and facilities, like payroll services and multi-user mode, that have made it the most popular among users. However, sometimes QuickBooks won’t open due to certain causes and disappoints them. It can happen due to outdated software, faulty company files, restrictive firewall, or some third-party software. There are several other factors that can cause this, and this article discusses them in detail, along with the steps that can be taken to fix the issue. So, keep reading till you find out why this issue is occurring on your computer and how you can fix it.

If you need to get rid of the issue of QuickBooks not opening, give us a quick call at 1-855-856-0042 and get in touch with technical experts from our team.

What reasons are responsible for the QuickBooks software, not opening?

The reasons responsible for the QuickBooks software, not opening include the following:-

  • You are using an outdated version of QuickBooks, which has become corrupted.
  • The windows firewall settings are such that they block the QuickBooks software.
  • There could be issues with the windows components on your computer.
  • Damaged company files are a potential factor responsible for the problem.
  • Installation files used to install the QuickBooks software were faulty.

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What are the steps that can be taken to open QuickBooks smoothly?

The steps that can be taken to open QuickBooks smoothly include the following:-

  1. Using the QB File Doctor tool to rectify company file issues

The QB File Doctor tool can be used to rectify company file issues with the below-mentioned steps:-

  • Get QuickBooks tool hub, a tool launch pad for QuickBooks, from the official website of Intuit.
  • Install and open the tool hub to access the company file issues section.
  • Now run the QB File Doctor, which is a tool to diagnose and repair problems in the company files.
  • Finally, restart your system and see if you can open QuickBooks without error.

Creating an exception for the QuickBooks software in the windows firewall

In order to create an exception for the QuickBooks software in the windows firewall, the below-given steps should be implemented:-

  • Use the start menu on your system to access the advanced Windows firewall settings.
  • Select Program by performing a right-click on the inbound rule option.
  • Find and select all QuickBooks program files after choosing this program path.
  • All QuickBooks files should have connectivity enabled, and all of their profiles should be marked.
  • Create a rule called QBFirewallException now to add a QuickBooks exception to the Windows firewall.
  • Now switch to the outbound rule and follow the same steps in place of the inbound rule.

These are the steps that can be taken to fix issues when QuickBooks won’t open. You should analyze why the problem is occurring on your system to identify the solution you need to execute. If you continue facing the same issue after troubleshooting, get in touch with us at 1-855-856-0042 for immediate technical assistance.

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