QuickBooks is one of the greatest accounting software developed by Intuit that helps manage a business's accounts, inventories, and online banking. Still, it frequently encounters errors if the application is set up incorrectly. Some errors appear when the QuickBooks Desktop company file becomes corrupted over time, and this causes problems accessing the company file. This post will go over one such issue, which strikes as QuickBooks Error 6177, 0. Furthermore, in the post, you will find every possible cause due to which QuickBooks starts throwing an error message that reads ‘QuickBooks cannot use the path to open the company file’, as well as troubleshooting solutions, so keep reading until the end for immediate relief from this issue.


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What is the cause of QuickBooks Desktop Error 6177?


There are various causes for QuickBooks company file errors in the desktop version of the QB application. ‘QuickBooks error 6177 0 cannot use the path’ error message is triggered by damage to the company file and inappropriate file hosting environment setup. The list below includes every possible cause for error 6177 QuickBooks Desktop while accessing the company file or running QuickBooks itself.

  1. Incorrect company file hosting configuration.
  2. If the company file is corrupted, QuickBooks may display QuickBooks error 6177.
  3. There are spaces or special characters or symbols used to create the company file name.

How Do I Quickly Get Rid of Error Code 6177 in QuickBooks?


The following solutions will quickly help you get rid of error 6177, 0 in QuickBooks Desktop if you follow them in the same sequence as given below.


Solution 1: Confirm that QuickBooks is Running in Single-User Mode


If any of your workstations are set to host the company file, you will definitely receive error 6177, 0. Thus with the solutions, we will make the necessary changes to the hosting settings on the workstations to resolve this issue.

  1. Launch QuickBooks on the workstation displaying the error message 6177.
  2. Select the File tab and look for the Switch to Multi-User Mode option under the Utilities section.
  3. If QuickBooks displays the option to Switch to Single-User Mode, click it and change the settings to run in single-user mode.
  4. Ensure that all other systems on the network are using the same settings.

Solution 2: Download and launch QuickBooks Desktop File Doctor


QuickBooks file doctor is one of those applications developed by Intuit that can help you eradicate company file and network issues on its own. So with this solution, we will utilize QB file doctor to fix any damage in the company file or network that can trigger error code 6177,0 in QuickBooks Desktop.

  1. Get QuickBooks File Doctor from the QuickBooks website.
  2. Launch the tool and choose the option to repair the corrupted company file and network.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix the damage in the company file and network.
  4. Once the repair process is complete, reopen the company file, and if you are still receiving QuickBooks error 6177 0, proceed to the next troubleshooting method.

Solution 3: Rename the QuickBooks Company File

Invalid characters or spaces, if used in the company file name, can trigger several issues; thus, with this solution, we will rename the company file to fix this issue.

  1. Exit QuickBooks Desktop from every machine on the network.
  2. Navigate to the server computer's folder where the company file is saved.
  3. Select Rename from the drop-down menu when you right-click the company file.
  4. Remove any spaces from the file name and save it.
  5. Retry accessing the company file and see if it opens correctly and without issues.



We totally understand that resolving QuickBooks error 6177, 0 if there is damage in the QuickBooks and the company file is difficult, and you may require the assistance of a certified QuickBooks Desktop professional to resolve the issue. If none of the troubleshooting methods suggested in this article help you get rid of the error, you can attempt reinstalling QuickBooks using the QuickBooks Desktop clean install tool. If you require assistance with any of the troubleshooting methods given in this post, dial our support number TFN +1(855)-955-1942 and get direct help from our certified QuickBooks Desktop experts.


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