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Fix QuickBooks Desktop Won’t Open Error After Windows Update

QuickBooks Desktop Won’t Open Error After Windows Update

By Lillian MartinPublished 7 months ago 4 min read
QuickBooks desktop won’t open error

When the user tries to open the software, an error appears with an error message stating “QuickBooks already has a company file open. If you want to open another company file, close this one first.” This error is also seen when the user tries to open the company file. There can be different causes behind such an error, which we will be talking about later in this post.

To know more about QuickBooks desktop won’t open error after windows update, make sure to read this post till the end. Or else contact us at 1-888-351-0999.

What does QuickBooks Won’t Open Error in Windows 10 Mean?

Users may encounter QuickBooks won’t open in Windows 10 issue after they update their QB software. This issue prevents users from accessing their company files, as QB doesn’t even start. Not being able to access the QB application, company files, and other features affect a user’s productivity, taxing, invoicing, and other abilities and routine tasks considerably. Therefore, an adequate response is necessary to fix QuickBooks not opening issue as soon as possible.

Why my Desktop QuickBooks won’t open?

When QuickBooks wont open even several minutes after the command, one of these reasons is responsible or deemed to be causing this problem. Take a look.

The system’s hard drive is damaged and can’t sustain to open as big software like QuickBooks.

The data file name is too long or consists of some special characters.

QuickBooks will not open because the operating system is not updated or parallel to your QuickBooks version.

The process of QuickBooks installation was faulty.

The product registration file (QBWUSER.INI) is corrupted, leading to QuickBooks won t open issue.

There might be an issue with the upgradation of Windows, leading to this error.

You can’t open QuickBooks because of compatibility issues between the software and Windows.

QuickBooks might also crash when internet connection issues arise and there’s an incompatibility between the two (QuickBooks and internet settings).

If you’re trying to use an invalid method to access the file, you may face QuickBooks open but not showing error.

Issues with the company file can bring forth this notable error.

Inadequate permissions to the Windows user may also lead you to search “Why my QuickBooks won’t open”.

Some program files may have gotten damaged, leading to QB not opening errors.

Sometimes, when you click the QuickBooks icon more than once within a few minutes, QuickBooks doesn’t open. In such cases, you just need to wait for the app to load and appear on the screen.

Hopefully, you have gotten enough points to know about your query, “why won’t my QuickBooks open.” Now, let’s look into the signs that this error exhibits that cause this issue to emerge and interrupt users’ work.

What causes QuickBooks desktop won’t open error?

The user might end up in such an error due to the following reasons:

• Also, if the QBWUSER.INI file is missing or damaged

• Or if the installation of the software is not done properly

• In case the operating system being used is outdated, then it is probable to end up in such an error

• In case the company file name exceeds the limit

Steps to fix QuickBooks Not Opening after Windows Update

The user can get rid of the QuickBooks won’t open error after windows update, by downloading and using the Quick fix my program. This involves the below steps:

Step 1: Firstly, the user will have to download and install the QuickBooks tools hub

• For this, the user is required to close QuickBooks

• And then download the most recent version. And also save the file where it can be accessed easily.

• After that, the user needs to open the downloaded file

• And then, carry out the on-screen instructions for installing and also agree to the terms and conditions

• The next step is to double click the icon on window to open the tool hub

Step 2: From QuickBooks tools hub, the user needs to run quick fix my program

• This can be done by, selecting program problems in QuickBooks tools hub

• And then, selecting quick fix my program

• Lastly, the user needs to start QuickBooks desktop and also open the data file.

Read Also: Download and Install QuickBooks Desktop

Getting rid of QuickBooks won’t open after windows update problem becomes easy, once the above stated steps are followed. However, if you have any query, or if the user is unable to fix error, then in that case feel free to contact our QuickBooks premier support team at 1-888-351-0999.


About the Creator

Lillian Martin

Well I am Lillian Martin and I am a certified Axpert Accounting expert. I like to help people by sharing the things which I have learned. Visit us-

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