Andrew Walker, Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 3 months ago

Sometimes, when users try to launch an updated application, they might encounter the message that QuickBooks already has a company file open. This error is a default issue in QuickBooks that doesn't impact the vital data within your company files. However, it does prevent the QuickBooks QBW file from opening.

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Peter Groft 3 months ago

To resolve the "QuickBooks Already Has A Company File Open" issue, follow these steps:

Check for QuickBooks Processes:
Open the Task Manager on your computer.
Look for any running QuickBooks processes.
If found, end those processes.
Restart QuickBooks.

Use the QBW32.exe Process:
Press "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" to open the Task Manager.
Navigate to the "Processes" tab.
Look for any instances of "QBW32.exe."
Highlight them and click "End Process."
Restart QuickBooks.

Verify File Hosting:
Ensure that QuickBooks is not set to host the company file on multiple computers.
Open QuickBooks, go to "File," and select "Utilities."
If "Stop Hosting Multi-User Access" is an option, click it.

Check Network Setup:
If using QuickBooks in a multi-user mode, verify that all computers are on the same network.
Ensure that hosting is turned on only for the computer designated as the server.

Restart the Server:
If the company file is hosted on a server, restart the server.
After restarting, open QuickBooks on the server first and then on other workstations.

Regards,
Peter

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