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Straightforward approach to fix QuickBooks error 6177

QuickBooks company files are the storage of transactions, payment records, and all the financial data generated during accounting. These files can be used by multiple users in an organization using a multi-user network. But the software sometimes struggles to open or host a company file due to technical glitches. QuickBooks error 6177 signifies that the software can’t access the file and might crash after this error occurs. If you also fail to open the company file due to this error, keep reading further to explore the conditions that encourage this error’s development and the practical steps to fix it.

Sort out this error quickly with the troubleshooting guidance of a QB expert provided at 1-855-856-0042.


This error won’t let you open the data file if the following conditions occur on your PC-

  1. The company file gets damaged by data corruption in your hard disk or a potential virus attack.
  2. Database Server Manager fails to run due to damaged or missing .ND file.
  3. The company file is missing from its default location on your system drive.

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You can use the following methods to resolve this company file issue from your QuickBooks-

Solution 1- Mend the data file using QB File Doctor Tool 

QuickBooks will develop issues when it tries to run a damaged company file and fails to do so. The file might have turned into an unreadable format after taking damage on your system drive. You’ll keep receiving this error code while accessing the data file until your take the needed actions. QuickBooks tool hub can help you rectify the problems by repairing the company file. Download and install the latest QB tool hub version from the QB website and follow the steps given below-

  1. Go to the Company file issues option in the QB tool hub.
  2. Select the option that says Run QuickBooks File Doctor tool from the options.
  3. Click the Check your file option Once the company file is selected.
  4. Type your QB Admin credentials to begin the tool.
  5. Try accessing the company file once the tool finishes the repairs.

If you are still unable to do so, try the following method.

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Solution 2- Recreate the .ND file and scan it in the QB Database Server manager

QuickBooks can also face trouble setting up the multi-user network or accessing a data file if the program files get damaged. The network descriptor (.nd) file is responsible for the initialization of the network, and the DBSM suffers a direct impact if the file gets damaged. Use the following steps to recreate the Network Descriptor file-

  1. Open the folder containing your QuickBooks data and search for a file with an extension .nd.
  2. Right-click on the .ND (network descriptor) file and select the Rename option.
  3. Add ‘.old’ at the file name’s end as an extension and save it.
  4. Run QuickBooks DBSM and go to the Scan Folders tab.
  5. Select your QuickBooks folder and click Start Scan.
  6. Wait until the scan completes and try accessing the company file again.

The issue will be sorted, and you can now access your company file.


We reached the end of this blog explaining the causes of QuickBooks error 6177. The effective methods to eliminate this error are also discussed in the blog, which we hope helped you regain access to your company file.

If you still struggle to access the company file, consult a QB support team at 1-855-856-0042.

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