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Did you see QuickBooks error 6131, 0 and can’t find the right set of steps to eliminate it? Well, if that is the case, this segment will surely be of great help to you. At times, when opening a QuickBooks company file, you might come across such an error in QuickBooks. This error usually stops the authorization required to access the company file. The QuickBooks error 6131, 0 can appear on both local and network setups, especially when you open the file locally. This error falls under the QuickBooks 6000 error series and is usually related to the company file itself. 

To help you eliminate this particular issue in QuickBooks, we have come up with this segment discussing the causes as well as the fixes of this error. For more details, scroll through this segment carefully, or you can discuss your queries with our QuickBooks support team at  +1-844-499-6700, and let our certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors help you with your queries. 

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What causes QuickBooks error 6131? 

A couple of factors can cause QuickBooks error 6131. Let us understand those factors one by one: 

  1. A basic trigger for this particular error can be if there are insufficient admin permissions. 
  2. You can further come across a similar issue if the previous QuickBooks installation wasn’t complete. 
  3. Another possible trigger can be the .ND and .TLG files are damaged. 

Solutions to QuickBooks error 6131, 0

Fixing QuickBooks error code 6131 doesn’t involve any rocket science. A few simple steps can help you get rid of this error permanently. Here are the solutions that can be implemented to eliminate this issue successfully. 

Solution 1: End QuickBooks-related tasks in Task Manager 

At times, background tasks can create hindrances in the smooth working of the software. Thus, it is suggested to close all the background tasks in the task manager, especially the ones related to QuickBooks. This can be done using the following set of steps: 

  1. Initially, you need to press ctrl + shift + Esc to open the task manager. 
  2. Once done with that, click on the processes tab. 
  3. You will then have to select all QuickBooks processes including QBW32.exe, qbupdate.exe, and QBDBMgr.exe, and close all the tasks by clicking on the end task. 
Close QBW32.exe process - QuickBooks error 6131
  1. The next step is to open QuickBooks and try to open the company file. 
  2. You will now have to check if the issue still shows up or not. 

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Solution 2: Rename .ND and .TLG files to fix QuickBooks error 6131

  1. This process requires you to head to the company file folder. 
  2. After that, you need to search for the files with the extensions set as .nd and .tlg. 
  3. You are now recommended to right-click and select rename 
.Nd and .tlg files - QuickBooks error 6131
  1. Followed by adding old at the end of the file name. 
  2. And lastly, open QuickBooks and open the company file. 

Solution 3: Changing the company file location 

Another effective solution is to relocate the company file, as it can be creating an issue in certain cases. This can be done by carrying out the steps enumerated below: 

  1. At first, you need to visit the folder having the company files. 
  2. Heading forward, right-click the QuickBooks.exe icon and click on the properties tab. 
  3. You now have to click on the open file location. 
Rename qbprint.qbp file
  1. Once done with that, click on the company file and press ctrl + C to copy the file. 
  2. The next step is to create a new folder on the desktop and open it. 
  3. Press Ctrl + V and paste the files here. 
  4. You are then required to open QuickBooks and click on the option to open the company file. 
  5. The last step is to click on browse and select the file that you copied to the new folder. 

Solution 4: Update QuickBooks 

Using an outdated software version can also trigger a lot of errors. Therefore, it is highly recommended to update QuickBooks to the latest release. You can try performing the below steps to update QuickBooks Desktop successfully. 

  1. Open QuickBooks at first. 
  2. Furthermore, head to the help menu and select the update QuickBooks desktop option. 
Update QuickBooks - QuickBooks error 6131
  1. You are then required to click on the Update Now tab. 
  2. Followed by clicking on reset update. 
  3. Also, click on get updates. 
Update QuickBooks manually
  1. The last step is to quit QuickBooks after the update ends. 

Solution 5: Run QuickBooks File Doctor Tool 

If none of the above methods worked, try running the QuickBooks file doctor tool using the steps below: 

  1. Initially, you will have to download and install the QuickBooks tool hub
  2. There you will see a tab stating Company file issues. Make sure to click on it. 
  3. Later on, you will be redirected to a window that shows the QuickBooks file doctor tool
QuickBooks file doctor tool
  1. Make sure to click on it and run the tool. 
  2. Browse the company file that is experiencing QuickBooks error 6131 and let the tool carry out the necessary diagnosis by clicking on the scan option. 

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As discussed above, QuickBooks error 6131, 0 falls under the 6000 error series, and eliminating this issue becomes easy, once you implement the right set of steps. Now that you know what steps can be implemented to fix this error successfully, we hope that you will be able to eliminate QB error 6131 from its root cause. On the contrary, if you are unable to rectify this issue, or if you need any sort of technical guidance, then do not think much in connecting with our technical team at  +1-844-499-6700, and our certified QuickBooks experts will answer all your queries immediately. 

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