Fixing QuickBooks Error 6143 (Company File Problem)

Fixing QuickBooks Error 6143 (Company File Problem)

August 26, 2023

Sometimes users encounter or receive QuickBooks error 6143 when working on a company file issue. The ongoing company file error interrupts the accounting operations and keeps the users from taxation or reporting. 

Error code 6143 in QuickBooks Desktop is caused by various reasons, which include corruption or damage in the company files, QuickBooks files, etc. You may run the verify and rebuild data tool to repair the damage, but it might also trigger the error.

At first glance, error 6143 is challenging and hard to resolve. Get help directly by contacting our QB Pro advisors at +1.855.738.0359 . They will fix and repair the QuickBooks Desktop for you

QuickBooks Desktop Error 6143 – Overview

The QuickBooks Desktop error 6143 is a company file issue and inhibits the user from opening or carrying out operations on the company file. The QB Desktop stops running or shows an error message like:

‘Sorry! Something went wrong! Please try starting over.’

Several reasons, including damage or corruption in the company file, cause the company file error. Here are all the reasons why you might face the company file error 6143 in QB:

  • Damage or corruption in the company file.
  • The QB files or folder was infected with malware or virus.
  • There are issues with the installation or QB files of the installation.
  • There are issues in the Windows components or the operating system.
  • There might be issues with the company file’s name, such as it has a special character in it.

However, this list is not exhaustive and doesn’t include all the reasons that might give way to company file errors like 6143.

The Best Methods To Troubleshoot Company File Error 6143

The company file error 6143 might result from plenty of reasons, so there is an extensive troubleshooting process. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot the company file issue:

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Repair the Company File

The issues with the company file, such as corruption or damage, might result in error 6143. Therefore, run the QB verify and rebuild data utility to scan and repair the company file. If the process is completed without an error, restart the QuickBooks Desktop.

Open a Sample Company File

Opening a sample company file allows the user to check if the issue is in the QB company file or application. If the sample company file runs fine in QuickBooks, the issue is with the company file. However, if the error reappears when you open the sample file, the issue lies in QuickBooks Desktop. 

Open the QB Desktop in the no company window, and choose a sample company file.

Also read- Fix Common QB Issues With QuickBooks Tool Hub

Close the Background Applications

If the background processes take up too much memory space, the QuickBooks Desktop might not be able to run properly. Therefore, open the task manager and enter the administrator password when required. Close the applications running in the background you don’t need. 


The QuickBooks error 6143 might still linger after carrying out the above solutions. We suggest you contact our QB Pro Advisors at +1.855.738.0359 and allow them to repair your QuickBooks. These technical experts are seasoned in resolving QB queries and issues.

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