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How to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Run-Time Errors 6189 and 816 | Forum

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John Mathews
John Mathews Feb 3

"An error occurred when QuickBooks attempted to access the company file," says the error notice. As many of you may have experienced such an error, this is a rather regular problem these days. The errors 6189 and 816 in QuickBooks can be caused by a variety of factors. When you try to open the company file, QuickBooks error code 6189 816 appears as a runtime error.

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The Forum post is edited by John Mathews Jun 23
William Feb 7

QuickBooks Error 6189 and 816: How to Fix Runtime Error in QuickBooks?

Fix 1: Run QuickBooks File Doctor Tool.

Fix 2: End Processes in Task Manager.

Fix 3: Download QuickBooks Refresher Tool.

Fix 4: Launch Quick Fix My Program.

Fix 5: Use QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

Fix 6: Rename Transaction Log File.