QuickBooks Error 6147 – Resolve it

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In this article, we are going to discuss Error Code 6147 and its solution. This error generally occurs in the QuickBooks online login application if the user tries to open/access the client company file or their backup.

Why does QuickBooks Error Code 6147 Occur?

Error code 6147 might occur due to too many reasons. Few are given below:

  • Damage or Corrupt QB Company files with .QBW extension.
  • Incorrect backup file path.
  • The backup file name must be exceeding the 210-character limit.
  • Improper QuickBooks desktop Installation.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 6147

  • The windows start running sluggishly
  • The system frequently crashes with the error code
  • A problem was detected and the system shuts down
  • Windows unable to respond to keyboard and mouse inputs
  • The active program window crashes with the error code 6147

Methods to Resolve QuickBooks Error 6147


In order to resolve this error successfully – QB users must try every possible troubleshooting method. Some of the fixation methods are mentioned below.

Method 1

The QB user is supposed to install the QuickBooks File Doctor tool. This utility assists the users to resolve the errors associated with the corrupted company data & network errors. You can directly go to the official website of Intuit in order to eliminate the error.

Method 2

Ensure that the QuickBooks backup file name is correct. If it’s not correct or exceeds the character limit – go to a new location and restore the backup files by following the steps given below.

  • Make sure that the system isn’t running over the multi-user environment.
  • Restore the backup files that are stored in the system.
  • Later, verify if the error code still exists.
  • In case, the error code still exists – change the QB Company file name if a way that its name doesn’t contain characters more than 120.

Method 3

Use the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool in order to search and fix the damaged company files. In case, this tool doesn’t help you out – you must go through the recommended data damage fixation steps.

Method 4

In case, you find that the QuickBooks backup files start becoming a problem. If the QB file located at the network drive or backup files are hosted by the Online QuickBooks backup – you have to move & save the QB-associated files to some other location.

  • Confirm that system hosting isn’t done.
  • In the QuickBooks application, choose the “File” menu.
  • Later, choose the “Utilities” tab.
  • If the user sees the ‘Stop Hosting Multi-User’ option in the drop-down menu – the QB user is supposed to follow the steps below.
  • First, restrict the access to ‘Multiple User Hosting’.
  • A screen will pop up with a “Yes” icon. Click on it.
  • Later, a new window will appear. Choose the “Yes” icon with the closed company file.
  • Finally, restore the present backup file in the system.

Method 5

Check and configure the “Trend Micro Active Scan” settings. Follow the steps shown below.

  • First, find out the Company file location.
  • Without touching any QB Company file, press the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and click on the “QuickBooks” icon in order to open it.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the desired company file.
  • Later, open the “Trend Micro Active Scan” setting. Afterward, choose the folder and add it as an exception.

Method 6

  • The very first step is to open the folder with the QuickBooks company file
  • After that, the user needs to look for the .ADR folder
  • And then, open the folder and spot the recent ADR file.
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