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How to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error the File Exists? | Forum

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Andrew Walker

QuickBooks is a great software, but like any Windows application, it does have certain technical flaws and errors. One of the errors discussed in this blog is the QuickBooks Error the File Exists error that can occur while performing various operations in QuickBooks. If you receive this error message, one of the following error messages may appear on your computer's desktop: The file you specified cannot be opened. It must already be in use by another program or a read-only file.

Effective Methods to fix QuickBooks File Exists Error

There are several solutions to deal with QuickBooks file exists error. Below we have come up with the most effective solutions.

Method 1: Run QuickBooks as an Administrator

Method 2: Allow Full Control by Updating Windows Permissions

Method 3: Reopen and Update QB

Method 4: Get a Wired Internet Connection

Method 5: Turn Off UAC in Windows Settings

Method 6: Configure Windows Firewall and Internet Security settings

Method 7: Re-register QB .DLL and .OCX files using the Reboot.bat file

Method 8: Repair your QB Desktop

Method 9: Reinstall QuickBooks Desktop with Clean Install

However, if you want some technical guidance you can contact our QuickBooks support team. Dial our toll-free number i.e. +1-800-360-4183 to get in touch with us.