If you're reading this article, it's probably because you're having trouble with opening your QuickBooks data file. We want to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

This article can help you if:

  • You can't open your company file and get one of the following error messages: -6150, -6000 -82, -6000 -305, -6000 -301, -6147, or -6130.
  • You have missing or blank lists for your customers, vendors, or employees.
  • You get an H101, H202, H303, or H505 error (error opening QuickBooks over a network or multi-user setup issues).
  • Your file is severely damaged and will not open, but you can open sample company files (or other files).

Note: For QuickBooks 2014 R5 and later, you may be prompted to run the internal (built-in) version of File Doctor. If so, please use the version of QuickBooks File Doctor contained in this article instead, as it is the most up to date version and has the highest chance of resolving your issue. See: Use the built-in File Doctor for QuickBooks 2014 R5 and later for more information.