When opening a QuickBooks Desktop company file, you may see the error:
Possible causes of this issue include the following:
Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all of them to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.
Solution 1: Run the QuickBooks File Doctor
The QuickBooks File Doctor can help resolve this and similar issues.
Solution 2: Move the file to the QuickBooks Desktop company file default location
Solution 3: Test and Set folder permissions
Solution 4: Set the QuickBooks shortcut to "Run as Admin"
Solution 5: Create a new folder for company file(s)