What to Do If Your QuickBooks Won’t Open After Update?

What to Do If Your QuickBooks Won’t Open After Update?
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So you have updated QuickBooks to the latest version and now your application is not opening? QuickBooks users face errors and issues in operating the software from time to time. Today we will discuss one of the common issues faced by users wherein they have trouble opening QuickBooks. Sometimes QuickBooks won’t open after the update and causes difficulties for the users. This problem is fixable and here are some solutions you can try to resolve the issue.

If you are unable to understand the steps or need help fixing the issue, get in touch with our technical team at +1-888-704-1357 for assistance.

Can’t Open QuickBooks? Here’s what to Do

Here are some troubleshooting steps to fix the QuickBooks won’t open after update issue.

Step 1. Restart the Computer

The most basic step is to restart the computer. If the issue is because of some minor glitch, refreshing your PC by restarting it can help resolve it and save you a lot of time.


Step 2. Using QuickBooks File Doctor

If you are receiving an error message while opening the company file, try using the File Doctor from the QuickBooks Tool Hub. Go to the Company File Issues tab and choose Quick Fix my File. Run the File Doctor and try opening the file again.

Step 3. Using Quick Fix my Program

If you are facing issues while opening the program itself, go to the Program Problems tab on the Tool hub and select Quick Fix my Program. Run the repair and see if it helps in resolving the issue.

Step 4. Fixing the Insufficient Permissions Issue

If you are encountering an error wherein you don’t have sufficient permissions to the specified folder, here are a few steps you can perform.

1. Run QuickBooks as an Admin

Right-click the QB icon and go to the Properties tab. On the Compatibility tab, select Run the Program as an Admin and hit Apply > OK.

2. Move Company File Back to its Default Location

Go to the area where your company file is stored and right-click on the QBW file. Copy it and access its default location. On the folder, paste your clipboard and try to open the company file again to see if the issue is resolved.

3. Create a New Folder

Create a new folder for the company file in the same directory. Copy your files to the new folder and set up folder permissions. Go to the QuickBooks File menu and select Open or Restore Company. Click on Open a Company File and select your company file from the new folder. See if it opens and the QuickBooks won’t open issue is fixed.

4. Set Folder Permissions

Right-click the folder containing the company files and go to Properties. Click on Security > Edit > QBDataServiceUserXX and select the Full Control option. Select Allow > Apply > OK.


Follow the above steps and fix the issue. If you still can’t open QuickBooks, you might need professional help. Contact our team of experts at +1-888-704-1357 for the same.

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