“This is not a QuickBooks data file or is damaged”
Quickbooks displays the following error message:
“This is not a QuickBooks data file or is damaged”. This is not a QuickBooks data file or there is a problem with the data file. Please contact Intuit Technical Support and provide them with the following error codes: (-6147, 0). We apologize for the inconvenience. QuickBooks must close immediately. Any unsaved data will need to be re-entered.
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Other Error Codes
You may see any of the following error codes:
- Error: -6147,0: This is not a QuickBooks data file or there is a problem with the data file
This error indicates that your Quickbooks company file is damaged. There are several possible causes of the error. First, you may want to try and restart your computer and your database server to see if this resolves the error. If that doesn’t work, make sure QuickBooks is configured properly and the computer that hosts the data file is working properly.
To fix the error, try one of the following:
- Copy the data file to your desktop, and try to open the file in Quickbooks
- Rename the .TLG file to .TLG1 and restart Quickbooks
- Download and run the Quickbooks file Doctor
How to Fix this Error?
If you are unable to resolve the error using the basic troubleshooting steps mentioned above, your data file is most likely to be corrupted and will need to be repaired using a Quickbooks Data Recovery Service.
We work with all versions of Quickbooks from DOS version 1.0 to Quickbooks Enterprise/Premier/Pro/Pro Plus 2016. We also work with all international versions of Quickbooks: Quickbooks US, Quickbooks Canada, Quickbooks UK, Quickbooks Australia and NZ (ReckonAccounts).
*Repair services that require custom programming are not included in the Standard/Expedited Repair Service