Ran into QuickBooks file exists error and can’t find a way to eliminate it? Well, if that is the case, then reading this post till the end will surely help. You may confront the QuickBooks error the file exists issue while working on different accounting features like paying scheduled liabilities, opening a state/federal form, and downloading payroll updates. You will see the error message on the screen saying that “The file you specified cannot be opened. Make sure that it is not currently being used by another program or a read-only file.”  Also, you may receive the error message saying, “The Windows error was the file exists.”To know more continue reading the post. Or you can also contact our tech support team at 1(844)405-0907and let them help you with the elimination of the issue.

Reasons for QuickBooks Error the File Exists

The user can end up in this issue due to the following reasons:

  • In case the windows User Account Control is interfering with QuickBooks.
  • Or if the QuickBooks users do not have credentials to access the Windows.
  • Another reason can be if the internet connection is performing slowly on your system.
  • Or in case of improper internet and Firewall security settings in your PC.
  • QuickBooks Desktop application is outdated.
  • Or if the error message is visible while installing QuickBooks.

You may also see: Steps to Install QuickBooks Desktop Software [Complete Guide]

Steps to fix the error

The user can try to perform the steps related to allowing Full Control Access to the User to get rid of such an error:

  • The very first step is to open File Location option by right-clicking on the QB Desktop icon.
  • And then press the Backspace key.
  • Now, go for properties by clicking right on the QuickBooks folder.
  • Press Edit then select Add.
  • Go for Everyone and then OK.
  • Choose the Full Control option
  • And then, click on Apply option.
  • Perform the steps that appear on the screen. Make sure that, rather than selecting Everyone option, choose your User.

At the end of the post, we expect the reader to be successfully able to eliminate the QuickBooks file exists error from its root cause. However, if there is any query or if the user needs our assistance at any point of time, then he/she can get in touch with our team professionals right away at 1(844)405-0907 and our experts will provide the user with instant support and assistance. We are a team of technical professionals who work round the clock to provide immediate assistance for all QuickBooks-related issues