Resolving a QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error In Desktop

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Searching for the easy and simple ways to resolve QuickBooks Unrecoverable errors on desktop? So we are here to assist you by giving all the information about the QuickBooks Unrecoverable errors and the reasons behind this error or the symptoms of unrecoverable errors. To know more about this error you have to read this article till the end and follow all the below-given methods correctly to troubleshoot this error. 


QuickBooks unrecoverable error appears on your system when the user tries to open the QuickBooks file and the system failed to reach, then you may receive an error message like “QuickBooks has encountered a problem and needs to close”. Besides, the error occurs that carries anyone of the 50 unique numeric errors codes which are 10 digits long in “5 digits space 5 digit sequences”. These errors can be seen whenever the user opens the company files or clicks on the save, print, or ship icon. 

Causes of the Unrecoverable Error 

There is some reason behind this QuickBooks Unrecoverable error on your device:-

  • When the QuickBooks components are damaged or missing. 
  • The power outrage can be decent and it causes the file damage. 
  • While the user tries to log in to the QuickBooks company file and network blip. 
  • If there is a network issue on your device. 
  • When the windows are missing and QuickBooks updates. 
  • When program code needs to repair and there is damage to your data. 
  • If there is an issue with the data integrity with the QuickBooks company file. 

Symptoms of QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error 

  • When the QuickBooks Desktop gets crashed. 
  • The updates progress freezes up randomly and doesn’t complete in hours. 
  • When a user is not able to work due to QuickBooks Desktop being frozen. 
  • The user is not able to save the transactions in the company file. 
  • While doing some specific task the system will crash. 
  • On the company file, the user is unable to find the saved transactions. 
  • As soon as the user opens the QuickBooks Desktop, it crashes. 

Methods to Resolve Unrecoverable Error of QuickBooks

Follow the below-mentioned methods to fix the QuickBooks unrecoverable errors from your system:-

Method 1- Stop QuickBooks Desktop from opening all the Windows

  • Initially, click on the Alt key and double-click on the QuickBooks icon. 
  • When a dialogue box appears on your screen then enter the password to log in. 
  • Then, click on the Ok button and the application is launched then click on the alt key.
  • At last, to complete the process release the Alt key. 

Method 2- Identify the numbers of users

The user needs to recognize the no of the user that is affected by using different login credentials to open the same company file of QuickBooks. If QuickBooks Unrecoverable error appears in a specific user then may the credentials be damaged, so ensure to recreate the users. Below are the following steps:-

Step 1- Individual is Damaged
  • Firstly, select the setup users and password option. 
  • Then, choose the setup users. 
  • For Enterprise Users- go to the company menu and select the User option. 
  • Now, click on the setup customers and roles. 
  • Then, tap on the Add user icon and then type the user name and password. 
  • Ensure that to avoid the damaged user name.
  • After that, customize the customer as according, then click on the Finish tab. 
  • Move to the File menu and choose the close company/ logoff options. 
  • Lastly, using the new credentials sign in to the QuickBooks company file. 
Step 2- Admin Damaged
  • First of all, download the QuickBooks Tool Hub. 
  • Then, from the tool hub, you have to download the QuickBooks file doctor tools. 
  • So, The QuickBooks File Doctor Tool can automatically detect and resolve the issues. 

Method 3- Copy Company File to Desktop 

  • Firstly, open that folder that has stored the company files. 
  • Search for the option to find the file with the .qbw extensions. 
  • Then, copy the file and move to the location where you want to paste the files. 
  • Now, click on the Ctrl key and start the application, it will show a message like “No company open”.
  • Lastly, click on the open and browse the file that you want to paste the company file. 

Method 4- QuickBooks Desktop Suppress

Step 1- Suppress the desktop while starting QuickBooks 
  • Press and hold the Ctrl key. 
  • Double-click on the QuickBooks icon. 
  • Then, again press the Ctrl key, till no company open windows occur on your screen. 
Step 2- While opening a company file Suppress the desktop
  •  Select the file from No company open windows. 
  • Then, press and hold the Alt key and choose the open icon. 
  • Now, leave the Alt key and redirect to the login details, then enter the login credentials. 
  • If you are not directed to the login page then continue to press the Alt key. Make sure to not release the Alt key till the file opens up successfully. 


In this article, we discuss the ways to resolve the QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error. I hope the above-mentioned methods will troubleshoot these errors from your system. If you have any other issues or errors then you can visit our other articles also to fix them.