QuickBooks Company File Error Code 6143: How to Resolve it?

  • June 1, 2023 6:05 PM EDT

    Hey everyone,


    I hope you're all doing well. Today, I wanted to discuss an issue that some QuickBooks users might have encountered:QuickBooks company file error code 6143. This error code typically occurs when you try to open or work on a company file in QuickBooks, and it can be quite frustrating. However, there's no need to panic! There are some troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve this issue.


    Here are a few solutions you can try if you come across QuickBooks Error Code 6143:


    Update QuickBooks: Make sure you have the latest version of QuickBooks installed on your system. Sometimes, outdated software can lead to compatibility issues and errors. Go to the Help menu in QuickBooks and select "Update QuickBooks Desktop" to download and install any available updates.


    Run the QuickBooks File Doctor: QuickBooks File Doctor is a built-in tool that can help resolve common company file issues. You can download and run this tool from the official Intuit website. It will scan your company file for errors and attempt to repair them.


    Rename .ND and .TLG files: .ND and .TLG files are configuration files that QuickBooks uses to access company files in a network. Renaming these files can help resolve certain file-related issues. Go to the folder where your company file is stored and locate the files with the same name as your company file but with .ND and .TLG extensions. Right-click on each file and choose "Rename." Add the word "OLD" at the end of the file name (e.g., company_file.qbw.ND.OLD).


    Use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager: The QuickBooks Database Server Manager is a utility that helps you manage multi-user access to your company files. Running this tool can sometimes fix issues related to network connectivity and file access. You can find the QuickBooks Database Server Manager in your QuickBooks program folder or by searching for it in the Windows search bar.


    Check your antivirus and firewall settings: Sometimes, antivirus software or firewall settings can interfere with QuickBooks and cause file-related errors. Temporarily disable your antivirus and firewall software and try opening the company file again. If the error no longer occurs, you'll need to add exceptions to your security software for QuickBooks.


    If none of the above solutions work, it might be best to reach out to QuickBooks support or consult a professional QuickBooks advisor. They have the expertise to diagnose and resolve complex issues.