How Can I Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 6189?

QuickBooks Error Code 6189 is the popular and common run-time error that occurs when you are intending to run QB. Or you are trying to open a company file in your system/device that is on another system. It may also occur due to a multi-user network, not with the accounting data.

How It Arises?

It is necessary to understand the causes that are generating this error code. Below is the list of the possible causes that trigger the QB Error 6189:-

  • When you attempt to access a QB file that is already in use on another computer or server.
  • Perhaps you downloaded a corrupted QB software link.
  • Although there is an incomplete installation process.
  • You are trying to access a file stored in a folder for which you do not have the read and write permission.
  • Maybe you are using an old or pirated copy of Windows.
  • Several program files corrupted by malware or some virus attack.
  • Due to the most recent change in the QB Programming cause corruption in the Windows registry.
  • This QB error can also occur due to the difference between the.TLG and the.QBW.
  • Another user has signed in to the organization file in the single-user mode.
  • Accidentally deleting the essential drivers needed for your computer system.
  • Incorrect or incomplete installation of QB.

How Can I Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 6189?

Now after finding out the possible cause of QuickBooks Error 6189, the question arises in your mind that is how you can resolve this error code. So, there is no need to worry because here are some solutions with the help of which this error can be fixed. The solutions are:-

Solution 1:- From tool hub, execute QuickFix my program

Download and install QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • First of all, you should close the QB.
  • Download the latest version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Save the file somewhere you can easily find it.
  • Open the download file with .exe extension.
  • Follow all the instructions step by step to install.
  • When the install is over, then double-click on the QB tool hub icon to open it.

Execute QuickFix my program

  • In the QB Tools Hub, select Program Problems.
  • Select Quick Fix my Program.
  • Start QuickBooks Desktop and open your data file.

Solution 2:- Again start all the servers

  • Again start your server PC.
  • Then again begin other PCs that don’t host your company files.
  • Now open QB Desktop on your server PC and other workstations.

Solution 3:- Run QB Database Server Manager

  • First, visit the QB tools hub, then select Network Issues >> QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Under the QB Database Server Manager, Select Start Scan to view your company files.
  • It will repair your firewall permissions automatically. 
  • When the scan finishes, close it.
  • Again open QB Desktop on your server computer and workstations.


QuickBooks Error Code 6189 can be resolve after following the above methods. Even after implementing the solution sometimes, manual fixes don’t help in resolving this error. In that scenario, you can talk to the QuickBooks Support experts at toll-free +1-888-461-1519 who offer the best and innovative solutions for fixing your issues. It is better to keep your QB company file (QBW) backed up as it holds all the critical information of your finance.


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