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QuickBooks File Doctor Tool – Fix Damage Company File & Network Error

QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

In today’s world, the demands of the industry have taken a great leap with advancements in technology. It has caused various changes in the accounting process as well. Hence, it becomes mandatory to use accounting software to bring quick and accurate results for any organization. QuickBooks is one such software that is widely used across the globe for managing daily-basis accounting activities. However, this software is nowhere back in displaying errors like other software. To get rid of such error codes, Intuit has launched a tool named QuickBooks File Doctor for its users.

To get a detailed explanation of the doctor tool, go through the whole post wisely.

What is QuickBooks File Doctor?

Before, QuickBooks users used to access two different programs to resolve the error codes which can be frustrating for anyone. But, it was a bit difficult to use different tools to resolve various error codes. That’s why Intuit has decided to launch a single tool (QuickBooks File Doctor) that can resolve various error codes, company file errors, network connectivity issues, etc. This tool was introduced in 2012 specifically for users who have been experiencing errors frequently. In the following post, we have included all the related aspects of the doctor tool along with the steps to download & use it.

Types of QB File Doctor Tool:

  1. The stand-alone version
  2. The Built-in version of QB file doctor

Compatible with:

  1. The built-in tool is compatible with all the Desktop versions of Windows.
  2. QB File Doctor doesn’t support QuickBooks Mac versions.

Must Read:- QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool: A Comprehensive Guide

Errors Resolved by using the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

After understanding the doctor tool, you must look for some other benefits of using the file doctor tool. For your convenience, we have made a list of all the probable advantages of the tool. Let’s have a look at the following list and make your decision.

  1. You can resolve the data-damaged issues by running the doctor tool.
  2. It helps you in getting all the important data that has been lost accidentally or manually.
  3. Resolve all the issues regarding opening the company file.  
  4. QuickBooks H & 6000 series error codes can be easily fixed by running the file doctor tool.

Things to keep in mind before Downloading the QuickBooks File Doctor

  1. Make sure to access the system as an Admin in the Windows OS.
  2. If you have any pre-installed tool to deal with technical error codes, uninstall it. This allows the tool to detect the issue & resolve it efficiently.
  3. Turn on QuickBooks hosting before installing the doctor tool.  
  4. Install the .NET framework to download the QB doctor tool.
  5. You don’t require the installation of QuickBooks File Repair to download the file doctor.

How to Download the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool?

Here are the quick methods to download and install the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool. If you got stuck with any issues and were unable to tackle them alone, no worries. We are here to resolve queries related to the file doctor tool. Let’s proceed further and apply both of the methods simultaneously.

Method 1: Download the file doctor for the Internet

  1. Initially, download the QuickBooks file doctor via the official website of Intuit.
  2. After that, access the QBFD.exe file and the installation starts automatically.
  3. Once the installation is completed, the doctor tool will be launched automatically. Or, you can open it by choosing the Start option.
  4. Now, you need to make sure that the .NET Framework has been installed on your system.
  5. Finally, you have to follow the ongoing instructions while installing the other applications.

Method 2: Download the QB File Doctor via QuickBooks Tool Hub

  1. The first step is to shut down QuickBooks.
  2. Next, download and install the latest version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  3. Save the downloaded file on your desktop.
  4. After that, access the file (QuickBooksToolHub.exe) downloaded recently.
  5. Go to the Company File Issues option and click on Run QuickBooks File Doctor. This may take one minute to get launched.
  6. Choose your Company File and verify your company file. And then, select Continue.
  7. Finally, write down the admin credentials and press Next.

How do you run the built-in version of the QuickBooks File Doctor?

As we are all aware, the built-in version comes up with all QuickBooks 2015 and later versions. This version can help you in resolving different error codes and data-damaged issues. Go through the following list to learn the procedure to use the built-in version of QB File Doctor.

  1. The initial step is to launch QuickBooks without accessing the company file.
  2. After that, choose the File Menu and click on Utilities.
  3. Now, select Repair File and Network Problems to open the built-in version of the doctor tool.
  4. Choose the Browse option and click on the Company File that needs to be repaired.
  5. Select the rectification process from the Show Advanced Setting. And then, choose Next.
  6. Then, type the admin credentials and click on Next.
  7. Finally, attempt to run the company file.

How to Run the stand-alone version of the QuickBooks File Doctor?

You are always suggested to use the stand-alone version of the doctor tool as it can assist in fixing numerous technical glitches. However, the built-in file doctor can only help in resolving the data issues. Here are the steps to access the stand-alone version of the file doctor.

  1. Firstly, install the latest version of the doctor tool.
  2. Now, click on Run QuickBooks File Doctor.
  3. After that, double-click on the doctor tool option and agree to the terms and conditions.
  4. Next, run the file doctor tool by choosing the Windows Taskbar.
  5. Click on the Browse option to place the tool on the hard drive. Then, check the File Damage Only option and choose the Diagnose File option.
  6. Meanwhile, you have to choose one of the options.  

Click on the first option in case of experience 6000 series errors. Otherwise, go with the second one.

  • You will be asked to enter the Company File Admin Password and then choose Next.
  • Again, select one of the following options.
  • Choose the Workstation option if the file is not hosted on that system. 
  • Click on the second option if the company file has not hosted that system.
  • After that, choose Yes if QuickBooks Host or server is in use. Otherwise, select No.
  • Now, wait till the file doctor tool completes the process of fixing errors.
  • A message will pop up on the screen where you have to shut down the file doctor tool.
  • Lastly, access the company file.

Possible Results after Accessing the QuickBooks File Doctor

Here, we have mentioned all the probable outcomes that may appear after accessing the file doctor tool. You should be aware of these results since they may affect your business activities and stop you from running the software.

Result 1: No issues have been discovered

If the tool shows no issues have been detected, you can continue working on the company file after logging in to it. In case, you are unable to open the company file, use the Auto Data Recovery Setup and enter the transaction.

Result 2: QB File Doctor has detected the issue and resolves it

In this case, you just need to choose the Open New Company option when the result appears on the screen.

Result 3: QB File Doctor has detected the issue, but is unable to resolve it

If the issue is unable to be fixed by the QuickBooks File Doctor, you are recommended to use Auto Data Recovery along with entering the transactions manually.

Final Words

This brings us to the end of this informative & instructive article regarding QuickBooks File Doctor. This tool can save lots of effort and time by resolving different error codes persisting in your software. Moreover, the doctor tool has a simple interface that doesn’t require any technical knowledge to get access. If for any cause, you have not got the required information and looking for a perfect guide, ring us at our toll-free QuickBooks Enterprise Support Phone Number at 1-888-905-3553. We will be more than glad to provide you with immediate support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to resolve damaged data issues in QuickBooks Mac?

To resolve data damaged issues in QuickBooks Support with the help of QB File Doctor, apply the following steps one by one.

1. First of all, you need to re-sort the company files.
2. After that, you have to detect the issue and verify particular accounts.
3. Now, merge the damaged accounts, items, or names.
4. Delete the customer reports and memorized transactions.
5. Finally, check whether the error has been fixed.

How long should QuickBooks File Doctor take to resolve the issue?

After running the doctor tool, you have to wait for one minute to launch the tool. In case, you are unable to run the file doctor tool, look for the QuickBooks Desktop File Doc and launch it manually. And, the whole procedure may take about 30 minutes to resolve the errors or it may vary upon the size of the company file.

How to repair the company file by using the QuickBooks File Doctor?

You can follow these steps to fix the company file error support by using the file doctor tool.

1. First of all, choose the File Menu and select Utilities.
2. Now, click on Rebuild Data.
3. After that, select OK on the QuickBooks Information window.
4. Permit the tool to detect the issue and repair it.
5. Again, choose the File Menu and access the tool to verify the file for data issues.

What are the steps to download the file doctor by QuickBooks Tool Hub?

Below, we have mentioned the steps to download the doctor tool by using QuickBooks Tool Hub.

1. The first step is to shut down QuickBooks.
2. Next, download and install the latest version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
3. After that, access the file (QuickBooksToolHub.exe) downloaded recently.
4. Finally, follow ongoing prompts to accept the terms and conditions.

How to access the QuickBooks File Doctor?

Underneath are the steps that will help you to run the QuickBooks Doctor tool.

1. Firstly, select Company File Issues from the tool hub.
2. And then, click on the Run QuickBooks File Doctor option.
3. Choose your company file from the drop-down menu.
4. Next, verify your file and press Continue.
5. Finally, write down admin credentials and click on Next.


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