How Do I Change the Number of Companies Displayed When Starting QuickBooks?

By default, QuickBooks shows the most recent 2 company files you’ve opened in QuickBooks, but this number can be easily changed. The program can display up to 20 companies. The most direct way to change it is to first open a company file, and then click on the Set number of previous companies… on the […]

Did the Multi-User Capability of QuickBooks Pro Change For 2011?

Yes, it did. For QuickBooks Pro versions prior to QuickBooks Pro 2011, a multi-user configuration could consist of up to 5 users. For QuickBooks 2011, that has been reduced from 5 users to 3. The maximum number of users allowed under QuickBooks Premier 2011 remains unchanged at 5. However, because QuickBooks Pro and Premier share […]

How Can I Improve the Performance of QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is a complex program that processes a lot of data.  As data is added to a QuickBooks company file (.qbw), loading and processing times increase.  Within the program, slower processing is usually seen when performing tasks that involve the entire company file, such as running utilities or preparing reports.  Since QuickBooks is typically used […]

What Does Error Code 6130 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code 6130 indicates that QuickBooks couldn’t disconnect from the computer on which the QuickBooks company file is located.  It occurs when QuickBooks is operating in multi-user mode. The file path at which QuickBooks expects to find the company file is the location shown on the Product Information screen.  This screen can […]

What Are the Feature Differences Between QuickBooks Pro and Premier?

While the basic data file format is the same for both QuickBooks Pro and Premier, there are a number of features included with Premier that are missing from the less-expensive Pro. The introduction of QuickBooks 2011 further changed the list of differences between Pro and Premier. For new features introduced with the 2011 version, QuickBooks […]

What Does Error Code 6189 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code 6189 “QuickBooks is unable to determine the cause of the error on the local file” can occur when the QuickBooks data service either doesn’t have correct access permissions or they they weren’t read correctly.  This error occurs when attempting to open a QuickBooks company file (.qbw) that is stored in […]

What Does Error Code -6190, -816 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code -6190, -816: “QuickBooks was unable to open the file [pathfilename] on the host” is an error that can occur when running QuickBooks in multi-user mode on a Linux server.  It’s caused because the company file (a file with an extension of .qbw) doesn’t match the transaction log (a file with […]

What Does Error Code -6190, -82 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code -6190, -82: “QuickBooks was unable to open the file [pathfilename] on the host” is an error that can occur when running QuickBooks in multi-user mode on Windows Server.  It’s caused because the company file (a file with an extension of .qbw) doesn’t match the transaction log (a file with an […]

What Does Error Code -6190, -83 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code -6190, -83: “QuickBooks was unable to open the company file” is an error that can occur when running QuickBooks in multiuser mode on Windows Server.  It’s caused because multiple workstations are configured to host the company file (incorrect) instead of all workstations having a Hosting setting of off and a […]

What Does Error Code -6138, -82 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code -6138, -82: “You do not have sufficient permissions to the specified folder ” is an error that has multiple possible causes related to network file permissions. There are a number of troubleshooting steps to resolve this error that are discussed in detail in the Intuit knowledge base article linked below.  […]