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Try this techniques to fix QuickBooks Company File Not Found
While attempting to open the company file, are you encountering the QuickBooks Company File Not Found error? If yes, there is no reason for you to be worried. Generally, such QuickBooks company errors occur when users change the location of company file on their system, due to which QuickBooks fails to track the path of it. While trying to open the company file, you might be getting the following error message, which states,
Warning: The company file you selected could not be found. You can try one of the following:
Choose the ‘Open or Restore Company…’ command from the ‘File’ menu to look for this file in a different directory.
Use the ‘Search’ tool from the Windows ‘Start Menu’ to search for this file in your computer.
It is quite understandable that how frustrating and annoying it can be for users when they can’t even access the data of their company file. Therefore, we have come up with this post to discuss with you multiple aspects related to the QuickBooks Company File Not Found error such as the reasons that prompt it and quick troubleshooting solutions to it.
Want to get rid of the QuickBooks Company File Not Found error immediately without breaking a sweat? If yes, don’t hesitate to reach QuickBooks error experts by dialing our customer support number 1-855-856-0042
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What are the reasons that can prompt the QuickBooks Unable to Locate the Company File error?
Apart from the changed location of the company file, there are a number of other reasons that can throw the QuickBooks Unable to Locate the Company File error, such as:
- Accidental deletion of the QuickBooks company file by the user.
What should be done to fix the QuickBooks Company File Not Found Error?
Solution 1) Use a wildcard search to find company file and open it in QuickBooks
Step 1) Find the location of company file using a wildcard search
- On the server computer (the computer that hosts the company file), open the Windows Search menu by pressing the Windows key.
- In the search bar, type the following extension types to find company files.
Note: To ensure that the search feature functions correctly, use a wildcard search (add the Asterisk [*] before each of the extension types).
- For Working Files, type *.qbw
- For Backup Files, type *.qbb
- For Accountant Change files, type *.qby
- For Accountants Copy files, type *.qba
- Write down the location of all company file.
Step 2) Open company file in QuickBooks
To open a company file (with the .qbw extension)
- Open QuickBooks, go to the File menu and choose the Open or Restore Company option.
- Click on the Open a Company File option and then hit the Next button.
- Navigate to the company file with the help of the location that you have noted down in step 1.
- At last, hit the Open button.
To restore a backup company file (with the .qbb extension)
- In QuickBooks Desktop, go to the File menu and choose the Open or Restore Company option.
- Click on the Restore a Backup File option and hit the Next button.
- Now, choose the Local backup option and click on the Next button.
- Now, navigate to the backup company file with the help of the location that you have noted down in step 1 and then select Next.
- At last, select a location to restore the backup company file and then click on the Save button.
In case you notice that the QuickBooks Company File Not Found persists even after implementing the steps mentioned above, then network connectivity issues can be the reason that is prompting the error. We suggest you ping the server to ensure a stable connection to the network. You can also dial our customer support number 1-855-856-0042 and get the issue resolved in no time.