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What is the reason behind QuickBooks Error 61?

You must have come across QuickBooks Error 61 while downloading, printing, adjusting, opening an account, deleting, or simply if hardware breaks down. There are a number of reasons due to which you might fall prey to this error. They are listed below:

· The QuickBooks company file is corrupted or damaged

· There has been a malware attack on QuickBooks

· .TLG or.ND file has gotten corrupted

· You deleted an important framework or registry page by mistake

· Your bank has assigned you a different credit card or account number

No matter what the reason is behind QuickBooks Error 61, you can take care of it all by yourself. Get in touch with us to know how to fix it.


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Solution 1: Use QuickBooks Rebuild Data

Go through the below-given steps:


Go to the File menu, select Utilities and click on Rebuild Data

If you get a notification to back up your company file, then click OK button

Wait for a couple of second until the message “QuickBooks is not responding” is displaying on the screen

Now, click “OK” after getting a message “Rebuild has completed”

Now, you can frequently use the QuickBooks desktop hosting for managing your company data. But in case, you are yet experiencing the same error code, then continue to the next method.


Solution 2:


Re-sort the Chart of the Account list

Go to the QuickBooks Desktop menu bar and then select the Lists and Chart of Accounts

Now, give a check-mark to the option “Include Inactive” checkbox which is at the bottom

In the menu bar, click on View and select the Re-sort List

Click OK button when you receive a message saying “Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order?”

Next, verify the Company file

If the error yet exists, then continue to the next step

Create a new account and merge it with a damaged account

Now, open the file and check if the issue resolves

Continue to the next solution, if yet facing the same problem.


Solution 3:


Launch the latest version of QuickBooks Desktop

Go to the File menu and click on “Open or Restore Company”

Choose the option “Open a company file” and click Next

Now, search for your data file and click Open

Follow the prompted instructions if the “Move Company File” window appears

Note-down the information shown in the “Update Company File for New Version” section

Tap on “Update Now” and follow the instructions

When a message “You are about to open a company file using a newer version of QuickBooks… Do you want to continue?” appears, then click Yes

Now, copy the backup you created and search for .qbw files

Once you find the file, check on the Payroll service and select the Account Info/Process

Continue following the troubleshooting methods if the problem doesn’t get sorted out.


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I am a quick book user and recently I am going through the same issue and it takes a long to resolve this. Everyone should come across this error and try this service to get information while installing this. Some main reason of this error is mentioned in this discussion and you can correlate to this.

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