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Unable to access file to insert the manifest into the xls file in QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW)

When opening up a Statement Writer file (.qsm), you get the following message

Unable to access file to insert the manifest into the xls file

How to fix it

QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW)* comes with a diagnostic utility that checks the configuration and make sure it is correct. It prompts you to install the needed component if it is missing.

  1. Launch QSW.
    1. From the Reports menu, click QuickBooks Statement Writer.
  2. Click Preferences then select Run Diagnostics Now.
  3. If further steps need action, follow the instructions in the Additional Setup Needed screen.
  4. When finished, click OK.
  5. Select Run Diagnostics Now.
  6. Once the diagnostic has completed, you should get a message that says:  Diagnostic Utility is complete. No Problems were found.
  7. Click OK to close this window.
  8. Open the Statement Writer file.

* QSW was referred to as Intuit Statement Writer (ISW) in earlier versions of QuickBooks.
KB ID# SLN74372
12/7/2016 6:05:30 PM
PPRDQSSWS404 9138 Pro 2017 12c233