Fix QuickBooks not Responding when Opening Company File Error with Practical Solutions

Fix QuickBooks not Responding when Opening Company File Error with Practical Solutions
4 min read
05 October 2022

QuickBooks is not responding while opening a company file is a common error among QuickBooks users. This error displays the error 'QuickBooks cannot open the company file, or QuickBooks won't open. It disrupts the functioning of QuickBooks, and this might be caused be due to many reasons, such as the much older version of QuickBooks. At the same time, it's irritating to come across this error and have your work delayed; it's quite easy to fix as well. By just following the troubleshooting steps we are going to mention in this article, you can easily resolve it on your own.

If you are somehow unable to fix the error by following these steps, then you can ring us at 1-855-856-0042 to get quick and easy assistance from our team of specialists.

The Reasons Evoking the QuickBooks won't Open Company File Error

Due to the following reasons, you might be unable to open the company file-

  1. The QuickBooks Company fileis damaged or corrupted and is stopping you from opening the company file.
  2. You might be using incorrect methods to open particular file types, and hence the error is evoked.
  3. Another user has already opened the file on the shared network and is triggering the error.
  4. Outdatedor the wrong version of QuickBooks is being used by the user.
  5. Corrupted file or corrupted issues like access permissions and encrypted or compressed files is causing issues.

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Steps to Resolve the Company File won't Open Error Quickly

These are some of the steps to resolve the error by just following them.

Solution 1: By Moving the file to your Windows Desktop

One of the easiest solutions is to move the file to your windows desktop.

  1. Firstly, access File Exploreron your desktop.
  2. As the next step, navigate the folder with your company file.
  3. Next, select the company fileand hitcopy to move on to the next step.
  4. On your Windows desktop, paste the file and rename it.
  5. Run QuickBooks and locate the File menu and then select the Open or Restore company option.
  6. Choose and run the company file that you copied on the desktop as the next step.

Perform the following if you have issues with your file location-

  1. First, move the file you copied to its original folder and use it as your main company file.
  2. Next, you have to rename the original file .qbw that you had copied, and you are done.

Solution 2: By Stopping Reports and Several Windows from Opening

By following these steps, you can stop reports and several files from opening.

  1. Access QB Desktopto move on to the second step.
  2. Choose the company file and hit the Alt key in the QuickBooks No Company Open Window.
  3. Now, select Openand if you get a login window, release theAlt key and fill up the login information to move further.
  4. Again, hit the Altkey and then select okay as the fourth step.
  5. Lastly, hold the Alt Key until the file opens and you are done.


The QuickBooks not responding when opening company file error is quite easy and simple to resolve on your own, and many QuickBooks experience it and, at the same time, resolve it on their own by just following the simple steps mentioned in this article. If you are unable to resolve this error and it still persists, you can reach out to us at 1-855-856-0042 to get trouble-free assistance from our team of professionals.

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Allan Ramsay 2
Hi, I am Allan Ramsay, a professional Data recovery Engineer, working with Quickbooks Pro Advisors as a consultant from the past five years in the USA. I am a s...
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