How to Resolve QuickBooks Won't Open Portable Company File?

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QuickBooks portable company files are in the format that makes the company files more compressed. It should be noted that opening a portable file is almost similar to opening the regular file, but situations might arise when the file might not be in such a format to open up, and it leads to the error cannot open QuickBooks portable company file.
If you are also facing any such error, then feel free to reach out to our accounting professionals, we will be more than happy to assist you.

What leads to can’t open QuickBooks portable company file?
The user can end up in this sort of error due to the following:
  • The user can face this issue if the portable copy is creating using a more up to date form of QuickBooks desktop and being restored in a before adaptation.
  • Also, when the available copy of the file gets damaged.
  • Another reason can be if the record expansion has changed to .qbm.
  • In case the user is restoring the portable company file over the system or from a detachable gadget.

Steps to resolve the portable company file issues in QuickBooks desktop
One can try fixing the portable company file issues by performing the steps below and renaming the portable company file.
  • At first, the user should make a replica of the portable file on the desktop.
  • And then, right click the record and choose rename.
  • The next step is to rename the record to something straightforward like ABC.QBM.
  • Now, restore the portable company and click on file and also select open or restore company.

  • Followed by clicking on restore on all-around file, and perform the onscreen prompts.
  • If the error continues, acquire another duplicate of the portable file, and use an alternate media like email, CD, Portable drive to move the document to the system.

By going through the above post carefully, the reader might be well versed with the processes to deal with QuickBooks desktop portable company file errors successfully.
However, if you are still unable to tackle the issue, then in that case reach out to us at 1-800-761-1787. Our 24/7 QuickBooks error support experts will be there to provide you with immediate technical assistance.

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