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If you try to open QuickBooks file and come across an error like QuickBooks Unrecoverable error 'xxxxx xxxxx' the program might encounter unrecoverable error.

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QuickBooks Unrecoverable Error

QuickBooks is a very helpful financial software for its users but sometimes, it encounters errors that cause a lot of interference to the users. QuickBooks unrecoverable error is one such error.

Symptoms of QuickBooks unrecoverable error

  • If your software is out of date.
  • When QuickBooks is unable to save the transactions in your company file.
  • If your QuickBooks windows is not working properly.
  • Due to this error, you are unable to update the software.

Causes of QuickBooks unrecoverable error

  • If there is any network issue.
  • When your company file or component is missing or damaged.
  • Power outages can also be the cause of QuickBooks Unrecoverable error.
  • In the company file, if there is any issue in data integrity then it can be the cause of QuickBooks unrecoverable error.

How to fix QuickBooks Unrecoverable error?

Listed below are the solutions that help you to fix the QuickBooks Unrecoverable error

Solution 1: Avoid QuickBooks from striving to open Windows at the start

  • Double click on the QuickBooks icon and press Alt key. The application will ask you for the user password.
  • Enter the password and click on OK.
  • When the file opens, press Alt key again.

Note: when the file opens, you should change “My Preferences” settings and choose “Close all windows” before you log out.

Solution 2: Try to open the sample file

If you are unable to open the file by using any of the user passwords then you should go through the following steps to open the sample file:

  • Make sure QuickBooks is closed.
  • Double click on the QuickBooks and re-press the ctrl key instantly.
  • When No Company Open pops up on your screen, select Open a sample file.
  • Now, select any of the sample file from the list.

Solution 3: Copy the QuickBooks File on the Desktop

  • Open the Folder that contains the Company file.
  • Now, place the file with QBW file format.
  • Choose Copy by right clicking the file.
  • Go to the desktop and paste the file.
  • Now, Open QuickBooks to direct to the No Company Open window.
  • Restore an existing company by clicking on “Restore”.
  • Go to the desktop and search for the Company file that you copied and then open it.

Solution 4: Restore the backup using ADR

You can also restore the backup through ADR (Auto Data Recovery) to fix QuickBooks Unrecoverable error.

Solution 5: Update QuickBooks to the latest version

  • Press the ctrl key when you Open QuickBooks.
  • Select “help” and then go to update QuickBooks.
  • Tap on “Update”.
  • Select New Features.
  • Click on getting updates.
  • Now, close the application and restart it again.

Other ways to fix QuickBooks Unrecoverable error

You can also try to troubleshoot QuickBooks by applying the following methods.

  • Run Reboot.exe to re-register the QuickBooks objects.
  • Restore file framework in your device.
  • Clean installation of QuickBooks.
  • Run QuickBooks Component Repair Tool to repair all the damaged files and components.


If you are getting “QuickBooks unrecoverable errorrepeatedly and the above solutions did not help you in fixing this error. Then, you may contact QuickBooks Error Tech Support @ 1-888-502-0363 which is Toll free 24*7. Our technicians will help you to get rid of this error.

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