Issues while accessing the QuickBooks company data file can lead to the QuickBooks error 6147 on the screen. This error code can occur while opening the company file or the backup file and can prevent users from doing the same. The error can get triggered due to many common reasons, like corrupted data files. If you are getting the QuickBooks error code 6147, you can use the solutions provided below to eliminate it once and for all.

You can reach out to us at 1.855.738.2784 to get direct assistance from our technical support team in case you are unable to perform the steps or resolve the error message on your own.

QuickBooks Desktop Error 6147, 0: Possible Triggers & Causes

If you are getting the QuickBooks error message 6147, you might be experiencing the common causes mentioned below –

  1. The QuickBooks company data file is not running correctly, and the file might be damaged, corrupted, or broken.
  2. You are trying to restore the company file or accessing the backup from a damaged network drive.
  3. The company file you are trying to access has an incorrect extension or a long company file name, and the file name might contain extra spaces.
  4. Windows firewall or an anti-virus application is causing an obstruction, which is preventing QuickBooks from accessing the data file. 

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Effective Methods for the QuickBooks Company File Error 6147

Error code 6147 0 in QuickBooks Desktop can be easily eliminated by using the solutions mentioned below –

Solution 1 – Modify the ND and TLG File Extensions to Fix the File Corruption

If you are getting the QB error code 6147, you can modify the ND and TLG files in the following manner –

  1. Access the QuickBooks File Directory and locate the ND and TLG files to select them, and click on the Rename option to modify the extension.
  2. Add OLD at the end of the file name and hit Enter to save the changes to the files, followed by renaming all the ND and TLG files in the system to rerun QuickBooks.
  3. Lastly, access the company files again to check if the 6147 error code is rectified and if not, follow the next troubleshooting step.

Solution 2 – Run the Verify/Rebuild Utility to Mend the Company File Corruption Issues

You can terminate the data file issues in QB by running the verify/rebuild tool from the file menu.

  1. Open QuickBooks and access the File tab to select the Verify Data tool and initiate the QB file verification process.
  2. Next, let the tool detect the file issues, and once the issues are found, go to the Rebuild Data utility and select Rebuild Now to run the tool and mend the company file.
  3. Lastly, run QuickBooks and check if the 6147 0 error is tackled, and you are able to access the company file without issues.


You can use the solutions provided in this article to address the QuickBooks error 6147. If the error message persists, you can call us at 1.855.738.2784 to get direct assistance from our QB technicians.

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