Quickbooks Unrecoverable Error When Opening


Quickbooks is accounting software with simplified features and easy to use applications. However, when you use any new software there may be few issues while reinstalling and installing items on your desktop.

For example, QuickBooks error messages are one of the few issues but using a few simple steps you can fix this also.

In this article, we are going to talk about the most common error in QuickBooks by the name of unrecoverable errors.

What are Quickbooks unrecoverable errors?

Unrecoverable errors occur when your software is facing some critical issues. It frequently occurs while opening a company file or even when you click on the print, save, or ship icon.

This usually displays one of the 50 different numeric error codes where each digit contains 10 digits in the “5 digits space 5 digits” sequence.

So this article will guide you on how to fine-tune the QuickBooks unrecoverable error codes.

Keep on reading this article so you don’t miss out on single information on unrecoverable errors.

When shall you encounter QuickBooks unrecoverable errors?

It’s quite important to understand when you encounter this error so that you can fix it then and there. Here’s a list of instances when Quickbooks unrecoverable occurs.

  • When you want to Start/open or access a company file.
  • While closing a company file.
  • When you try to close an open window at a QB company file.
  • While Creating a portable or a company file.
  • Also while downloading a payroll update.
  • While Rebuilding a functionality or running the verification.
  • Saving a record/transaction.
  • While sending the payroll via Direct Deposit.

How to identify QuickBooks unrecoverable errors?

It’s necessary to identify errors because before fixing them in Quickbooks.

Here’s how you can do this:

  • A sudden crash in QuickBooks at the time of opening on the desktop.
  • The updating process gets unhindered or blocked.
  • Unsaved files and transactions.
  • Quickbooks windows freeze and stop working.
  • If the main program window closes, it also indicates unrecoverable errors.

These are a few points you can look at to identify QuickBook’s unrecoverable error.

How to fix unrecoverable errors in QuickBooks

You can follow the steps mentioned below to fix this dilemma.

Solution 1

Step1 Suppress your Quickbooks desktop

  • First and foremost press and hold the Ctrl key.
  • Then, double click on the QuickBooks application
  • Press and hold the Ctrl key up and wait until No company Open window

Step2  Suppress the desktop when you open a company file.

  • Select your company file from the No company open
  • Then press as well as hold the Alt key and click on the open icon.
  • Now, if you’ve switched to login information, then press the Alt key and enter your username and password.

Point to note: If you’re not redirected to the username and password, don’t release the “Alt” key.

  • Lastly, you need to press and hold the Alt key.
  • Click on the OK icon but do not release the Alt key till your file is entirely open.

Solution 2

Analyze how many users are affected.

First and foremost, you need to know how many users are affected by using different login credentials to initiate the same company file. And If an error occurs in a particular use case, it means that user credentials are damaged and need to be revived.

There are two conditions :

When a regular user is damaged

  • Go to the company menu and tap on Setup users and Passwords.
  • Then go to the Setup users tab.
  • For enterprise users, go to the company menu and click on users.
  • And then choose Setup users and Roles.
  • Go to Add users and enter password and username then hit next.
  • Click on the finish button and choose log off or Close company from the file menu.
  • Now try to log in to your company file using the new login credentials.

When admin user is changed

In this case, you need to download the QuickBooks tool hub which helps to fix general errors. After that follow the instructions given below.

Solution 3  QuickBooks should be closed when opening All windows during startup

  • Double-tap on the QuickBooks icon and press the Alt key.
  • After this, a window will ask for your user password.
  • Enter the user password once releasing the Alt key.
  • Now hit Ok.
  • Moving ahead, a file will open, press the Alt key
  • Wait until that file opens and lastly release the Alt key.

Solution 4   Altering the way to save forms

  • You can either use the save and close button or save and new tab to save the transaction.
  • When you’re saving any transactions, don’t leave the cursor on the blank line of the sales form instead leave it on a line that has the item filled.
  • Hit on to be printed before saving any transactions.
  • If you want to print then go to file and print forms.
  • Lastly, you can edit or modify preferences if any error occurs.
  • Then under the preferences tab, choose to save.
  • Hit Ok to save all the changes you made.

Solution 5  Uninstall and reinstall all the related QB files and download it once again.


To conclude, you can fix QuickBook’s unrecoverable errors easily by following the above-mentioned solutions. Hope this article helps you to recover this problem with ease.