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Error: You may not have sufficient permissions to create

Different situations can result in this type of error message:

  • When creating an Accountant's Copy, you see:
    You may not have sufficient permissions to create an accountant's copy from this computer. Please try creating the accountant's copy from the server: (SERVER_NAME).
  • When creating a portable company file, you see:
    You may not have sufficient permissions to create a portable company file from this computer. Please try creating the portable company file from the server: (SERVER_NAME).
  • When converting a company data file to a newer version of QuickBooks, you see:
    You may not have sufficient permissions to create a portable company file from this computer. Please try creating the portable company file from the server: (SERVER_NAME).
Why this is happening

These errors occur if:

  • The name of the company data file or its folder name contains non-alphanumeric characters, such as apostrophe ( ' ), ampersand (&), dash (-), or hash (#). For example,
    F:\John's data\QuickBooks\Smith & Jones Plumbing.qbw.
  • The data operation is taking place over a network.
  • Multiple workstations are configured to host the data file.
  • The Windows user does not have sufficient permissions on the server.
  • Your company data file is damaged.
  • Folder that has the company file might be damaged
How to fix it

Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all 6 to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

Important: If you are converting a company data file, creating an Accountant's Copy, or creating a portable company file over a network, copy the company file to a local hard drive to perform the operation and then copy it back to the original location when you are finished.
 
KB ID# SLN40385
12/10/2016 10:05:20 PM
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