Likewise several software platform, Quickbooks is also Pronned to several technical & non-technical issues. As it consists of a large number of features, functionalities as well as functionalities, therefore it becomes little a bit complex for accounting software. Being a responsible accounting software company, Intuit makes available different ways for users to deal with issues faced while using accounting software. QB install and QuickBooks File Doctor are two different tools which are used to find root cause of errors & fixing them. The file doctor tool cames integrated with all quickbooks versions after 2016.


QuickBooks File Doctor


QB install tool is specially used for fixing QB desktop installation errors


When you’re not able to install or open QB desktop, then installation diagnostic tool can help. QuickBooks installation tool is developed automatically to fix concerns with .framework, msxml, c++ issues etc. Manual run of QB install tool is suggested for fixing issues as it reduces the time for resolving the problem.

The QB install tool fixes variety of errors faced with different codes while installation like 1603, 1935, 1904, 1402. Also, damaged .net framework related error, damaged msxml & c ++.


 Fixing damaged company file or network issue via file doctor


 Previously it was termed as connection diagnostic tool, provisioned for fixing most likely occurred company file damage & networking issues. Some of them are described below:

  • Error messages displaying inability to open company file: -6150, -6000 -82, -6000 -305, -6000 -301, -6147.
  • Blank or missing list for vendors, customers, employees etc.
  • H series network errors like H101, H102, etc.
  • Severely damaged file isn’t open


How to use QuickBooks File Doctor Tool?


  • Download tool to computer
  • After completion of download, click exe file and follow onscreen instructions for installation of tool.
  • After installation, the tool gets opened automatically. In situation you are not able to see company file in list then to locate it manually choose browse.
  • Now select either both “company file & network connectivity” or “only network connectivity”.
  • Choose, “next” after submitting admin password for company file
  • After that you’ll get notification to select host/ server.
  • Note: You should be confirmed to select right option!
    • If you run file doctor on a workstation, then pick workstation.
    • If you run file doctor on server computer, the pick server.
  • Select options, “yes” or, “no”.
  • After that wait until file doctor diagnoses.


  • Internet connection must be available for uploading file
  • User must be logged in as Admin
  • Company file must have size smaller than 2 GB
  • In the condition when more than one accounting software versions are installed on the pc, then network diagnosis can’t work properly
  • The work of only latest QuickBooks versions is fixed by the network


How to use Internal QuickBooks desktop file doctor?


 Important: In occurrence of errors, the file doctor tool is launched automatically with suitable instructions for fixing. For starting this tool manually, follow steps mentioned below:

  • Choose, “start” button for running tool.
  • Open QuickBooks without signing in to company file
  • Next go to menu, “file”, and go to option, “utilities-> “repair file” and “network problems”
  • Note: If you are asked for a permission for gathering anonymous information, you should choose options of either marking & unmarking option, “yes you can track diagnostic information” then choose option, “continue”.
  • Now locate company file by choosing, “browse”. & open a company file
  • After that navigate yourself towards option, “show advanced settings” for selecting the appropriate fixing of a file.
  • Clicking, “next”. In login prompt enter username & password of admin. Choosing next you can start file doctor.
  • Open your company file again

Once after successful completion of tool diagnosis, close file doctor checks whether QB issue is resolved. Hope, reading the description, you got a clear understanding of QuickBooks Desktop File Doctor tool. At a certain point, some functions of file doctor tool are not clear to you in such cases, you can contact us making a call at QuickBooks Support Number.

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