What Does Error Code -6147, 0 Mean?

According to Intuit, Error Code -6147, 0 can occur when restoring a company file (.qbw) from a backup file (.qbb) where:

  • the backup file (.qbb) is damaged
  • the company file was not updated completely

Intuit offers a troubleshooting guide to address this issue that’s linked below.  This guide will discuss attempting to restore the backup file (.qbb) to a new location with hosting mode turned off.  You can confirm the Hosting setting by pressing F2 while QuickBooks is running.  Doing so will display the Product Information window.  The Hosting setting appears in the lower left corner.

If your attempt to restore from the backup file that generated the error is unsuccessful with hosting mode turned off, the next step is to try to restore from another backup file with hosting mode turned off.  If this does not resolve the error, contact us to discuss other data recovery solutions.

To follow the troubleshooting steps to resolve Error Code -6147, 0, consult this Intuit knowledge base article.

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