Troubleshooting Guide to Resolve QuickBooks Error 61

What is QuickBooks Error Code 61?

The user experiences the QuickBooks error code 61 while installing, repairing and updating, printing, downloading, refreshing, adjusting, opening an account, erasing expelling, uninstalling, and sending out on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. and also while sending or receiving data from QuickBooks. This error occurs due to improper setup of the application on the Windows operating system and also when the window framework or registry has any issue. QuickBooks error code 61 also pops up due to malfunctioning supported to the hardware or when the registries. In this article, we will discuss QuickBooks error code 61 and its causes and its rectifying methods.

QuickBooks Error Code 
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QuickBooks Error Code 61 – Screenshot

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Causes of QuickBooks Error Code 61 

  • In case of a corrupted or damaged company file.
  • When the system shuts down suddenly due to electricity failure or any other reason.
  • In case of an attack of viruses or malware on your PC.
  • When there is any issue with .ND file or.TLG file
  • If you miss a particular window registry page or an important framework, then this thing can give rise to this error 61.

Important Factors to Take into Account Before Fixing QuickBooks Error Code 61

  • Your QuickBooks desktop application should be updated to the latest version.
  • Scan your system using antivirus for any infection in your system.
  • You are required to fix window registry issues by installing a registry cleaner application.

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How to Rectify the QuickBooks Error Code 61

Here, in this article, you are provided with multi-solutions to resolve the error. If any of them doesn’t work, then, you can try another one.

Method 1: Use QuickBooks Data Utility

  • First of all, open the QuickBooks application.
  • Then move to File Menu and hit click on Utilities.
  • Thereafter, select Verify Data and let the process be completed. It will start scanning the company file for any damage.
  • In case of damage to the company data, it will ask you to repair it by giving you the Rebuild Data option.
  • Now, hit click on Rebuild Data. It will repair the company data damage.
  • Once the process finishes, try to reopen and reuse the QuickBooks and check if rebuilding the data resolved the error.
verify data utility - Screenshot
verify data utility – Screenshot

Method 2: Restore the QuickBooks Company File

  • First, go to File Menu and click on the Open or Restore Company file. And, then click on the Next tab.
  • Thereafter, locate the company file on your system and then hit the Open tab.
  • And make sure to follow the instructions.
  • After that hit click on Update Now and follow the instructions in order to create the backup.
  • After that, click on the Yes tab.
  • After the file is updated, click on Save and save the backup file in the preferred location.

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Method 3: Repair and Troubleshoot the Window Microsoft .NET Framework

  • First of all, verify if any applications are running on your system. If yes then skip them one by one.
  • Now, press the Window key and open Control Panel from Start Menu. Then, go to the section named ‘Uninstall the Program’ and then click on ‘Turn Window Features On or Off.
  • After that, a checkbox will appear next to “.NET Framework 3.5”. Select it.
  • Your PC will Reboot now. You will be asked to Confirm, so press Yes to confirm it.
  • As the rebooting process ends up, you can open the QuickBooks software again.
Fix Microsoft .Net Framework, MSXML and C++ issues - Screenshot

Method 4: Make a New Account and Merge it with an Old Damaged Account

  • First, you are required to Open QuickBooks desktop.
  • Now, move to Menu Bar and click on the “Lists” option under the Menu bar.
  • Then, select Chart of Accounts under the Lists option.
chart of accounts in QuickBooks online - Screenshot
chart of accounts in QuickBooks Online – Screenshot
  • Thereafter, click on the Re-sort List option.
  • Now, Verify the company file and then check for errors in your system. If the error is still appearing, then go with the next steps.
  • You are required to prepare your new account and then merge the damaged account with the new one.
  • Thereafter, restart your computer and launch the company file for verifying it once again.

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We hope that the above-listed solutions would assist you in fixing QuickBooks Error Code 61 with ease and success. If you still face the same error even after implementing these solutions, you can contact us by filling out the form given on our website or chatting with our QuickBooks Error Support team.

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