QuickBooks is a well-known accounting software, mostly preferred by small or medium-sized business firms. It helps to store and manage the accounting details of a business in a very secure way. However, there are some problems as well, faced by QuickBooks users. Here, in this article, we provide you with every single detail about the QuickBooks error 61. It generally happens due to a loss or corrupt files. So, you can check out the contents of this article to know this error in detail along with other solving methods.
Causes of QuickBooks error code 61
There are several issues which result in the QuickBooks error 61, some of which are as follows.
- Corruption of the .TLG, .QBW or .ND QuickBooks extension files.
- A virus attack can also be a leading cause for error 61 in QuickBooks.
- A change in the credit card or a/c number in a bank can be the reason for which you visit this error code on your device screen while opening the QuickBooks software.
If any of the files of the QuickBooks gets removed from the system, then this can be the major cause for the QuickBooks error code 61.
After, identifying the proper cause of this error, proceed to the solving methods as explained below. The steps are quite easy, you can be able to follow and apply efficiently after a thorough study of this article.
Instant methods to fix QuickBooks error 61
If you get stuck with QuickBooks error 61 and want to try some fixes of your own then this article will guide you. Follow the instructions minutely:
Method 1: Rebuild QuickBooks
First of all, open the QuickBooks software by clicking twice on its icon from your device. Then go to the “Utilities” section from here and select the Rebuild Data option.
Next, if you find the message on QuickBooks software screen which tells you to store the backup files, then select on OK/ Yes. After doing this you might see that your computing device does not respond to your mouse cursor move.
At this moment, you need to keep patience until the process gets completed. Then, you will visit the “Rebuild has completed”, message on the screen. Then, click on OK. After completing this steps if you still find that this error persists, then continue with the next fixes.
Method 2: Make a new QuickBooks account and link with corrupted one
If this above process fail to fix the QuickBooks error 61 then, proceed with this method. To start this process, at first, navigate to the chart of the Accounts list. Then select the lists and tap on the Chart of Accounts which you find on your desktop screen.
After that, make a single click on the checkbox which is beside to “Include Inactive” and this you will get in the below section of this screen.
Next, expand the QuickBooks menu and click on View to select the Re-sort list option. This will pop-up a window with a permission message “if you want to return this list to its original order”. After getting this message content pop-up window, click on OK.
Further, validate the data files of your company for the second time and build a new QuickBooks account. By doing this, you will find that your corrupt account gets automatically linked with it.
After following these above steps, verify if it gets resolved. And for this, try to open your new created QuickBooks account. If you see Yes, then this indicates that the error 61 gets resolved.
Method 3: Repair QuickBooks installation
If a virus corrupts the QuickBooks software and results in error 61 then this process will resolve it. The steps to repair QuickBooks installation is as follows.
To initiate, press both the Windows and the letter E keys both at a time, this will open the Windows Explorer window. Now, at the top panel of this screen, you will visit “Computer”, click on it. Next, below of this Computer section, you will get different tab options among which tap on “Uninstall or change a program”. On doing this, all the installed programs list of your system will open. Then, from this list navigate to QuickBooks and click on it. After that, you will visit the “Uninstall/Change” option to appear at the right-hand side of “Organize”, click on it. By clicking on “Uninstall/Change”, the QuickBooks Installation window will open, click on Next.
Further, from this next screen, activate the checkbox beside to Repair and select on Next. This will popup the Repair window for QuickBooks, click on “Repair” to continue. Now, wait till the repairing process gets over. Then, click on Finish. This is the overall process by which the QuickBooks installation problem may get fixed. After completing it, update QuickBooks.
Method 4: Updating QuickBooks
Once the repairing is done successfully, you need to continue to fix the error 61 in QuickBooks. So, check out these below lines to get the guide to update QuickBooks.
To begin with, at first, from the File menu under QuickBooks select the “Close Company/Logoff” option, for every opening files. After that, again click on File and select Exit. Then right-click on the QuickBooks icon from the desktop screen and choose the “Run as administrator” option. During this process ensure that they are in the “No Company Open” window. Now, from the menu list tap on “Help” and under it click on the “Update QuickBooks” option. Then, go to Options and click Mark All button> Save> Update Now followed by Reset Update.
After completing this above methods, now from this opening window click on “Get Updates”. On doing this if you find that a message to install update, then confirm it by clicking on Yes. Wait until it gets completed. After that, restart your computer and you will get your QuickBooks error 61 solved.
All these are useful methods to rectify QuickBooks error code 61.