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Intuit has launched the QuickBooks file doctor in 2012. The tool has been in use since its launch. Users worldwide rely only upon the tool when the software corrupts with network and company file issues. It is the only tool that delivers quick responses to two kinds of issues. Intuit brings it to the platform to make the path easy. Every QuickBooks user must learn its dynamicity to tackle issues while conducting some tasks on the QuickBooks software. 

The tool is built for every user of the business and accounting world. Not only the practitioners but newcomers can also use the tool due to its easy interface. Intuit decided to integrate the tool with QuickBooks 2016 and its later versions because of its increasing popularity. 

What is QuickBooks File Doctor Tool?

The section above is just an introductory part of the tool. You must learn what a QuickBooks file doctor is? So, the QuickBooks file doctor is one of the repair tools used for resolving network and company issues that appear while working on the QuickBooks desktop. 

Moreover, the tool is built-in to all later versions of QuickBooks 2015. If you are using 2015 and earlier versions then make sure to update the software. Keep in mind that the tool only supports UK and US versions. Also, mac users cannot access the tool as it is compatible with the Windows OS. 

Errors & Issues can be rectified using QuickBooks File Doctor?

The following errors can be solved using QuickBooks file doctor

Error code -6150, 1006QuickBooks Error H202Network Related errorsQuickbooks error 6123
Error code 6000 80Quickbooks Error Code H505Quickbooks Error 6129Quickbooks error 6073
Error code -6000 -301Different types of H series errorsMissing or blank vendor, customer, or employee listsQuickbooks error code 6210 0
QB Error Code -6000 -305QuickBooks database server manager related bugsMalware Attack Hard DriveQuickbooks error 6190 and 816
Other 6000 Series ErrorsUnable to open QuickBooks Company FileInstallation ErrorsQuickbooks error 6177
QB Error 6147 or –6130Quickbooks Error 6175Configuration Issues in Firewall PortQuickbooks error code 6189 and 816
Damaged Company filesDamaged Windows RegistryError in Updating QuickBooksQuickbooks Multi-User Mode Error
  • Some network errors can also be eradicated.
  • The file doctor can repair the completely damaged company files.
  • Corrupted data can be retrieved.

How compatible is QuickBooks file doctor? 

Below are listed some of the pointers that define the compatibility of the tool. 

  • The tool helps in accessing the QB file which is placed on another system. 
  • Resolve the issues related to H series like Error H101, H202, H303, and H505. 
  • Some 6000 error series like QuickBooks error code 6000 82, 6000 305, and 6189 can also be tackled with this one tool.
  • Assist you in preparing the backup of the QB file

Different versions of QuickBooks File Doctor Tool (QBFD)

There are two types of file doctor tools that are available on Intuit’s official website. The versions are:

  • In-built version
  • Stand-alone version

In-built version: 

This version of QuickBooks File doctor is available in the QuickBooks Desktop 2016 and later. So, you can get the in-built version in these versions of QuickBooks.

Stand-alone version: 

The stand-alone version of the QBFD can only be used by the servers that have activated the QuickBooks Database Server Manager. This is done for hosting and connectivity purpose.

So, let’s see how you can download the stand-alone version of the QBFD.

How to Download QuickBooks File Doctor? 

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Here is how you can download the stand-alone version of QBFD. 

  • The first step is to shut down all the QuickBooks-related windows. 
  • Now, go to Intuit’s official website and download QBFD 
  • After the download is complete, click on the setup. If prompted. click yes.
  • The installation process will start.
  • Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

How to Use QBFD with QuickBooks Tool Hub? 

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Here is how you can use the QBFD from the QuickBooks Tool hub.

  • First, download and install QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • After installing QuickBooks Tool Hub, launch it. 
  • Navigate to the Company File section.
  • Here you will a green button named run QuickBooks file doctor.
  • Click on the button. 
  • Browse the company file in which you are facing the issue.
  • Select the file.
  • The file will initiate the required scan.
  • Now,  if any errors are detected, they will be displayed on your screen.
  • Click the repair button to eradicate the issue.

This is how you can use the QuickBooks File doctor in QuickBooks Tool Hub.

How to Use the in-built version of QBFD?

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  • First of all, open the QuickBooks desktop software. Don’t open the company file yet. 
  • Now click the File option from the upper pane. Next, click on Utilities.
  • Here, you will notice a tab named Repair file and Network problems. Click on it.
  • You will have to browse the company file in which you were facing the error or issue.
  • Click on Show Advanced Settings. 
  • You will be able to see a list of issues. Select the most pertinent one. 

How to use the stand-alone version of QB file doctor?

  • Try to install the latest available update of QuickBooks file doctor. 
  • Now, go to the Intuit site and download the tool. 
  • Run this tool now. 
  • Once done, launch the tool and carry out the installation procedure with the steps on display. 
  • When the tool is installed, access the Windows Taskbar
  • Hit the Browse button and find out the corrupted company file
  • Now, you will see some options, go with the first one when there are issues within the QB file and choose the second one when there are network issues. 
  • Enter the login credentials. 
  • Hit Next
  • Choose anyone from Workstation and Server as per your requirement.
  • Tap the Yes if running QuickBooks server and vice versa. 
  • The repair procedure will fix the error. 
  • Just close the tool after that. 

What to do if QuickBooks file doctor is not working?

You can troubleshoot the issue with the manual launching of the QuickBooks file doctor. Here are the steps to consider. 

  • Open the QuickBooks file doctor. 
  • Wait till you see another window named No Company Open
  • Move towards Files. 
  • Choose Utilities
  • Hit the tab named Repair File and Network Problems
  • Hit OK and Yes. 
  • Now, you will come across a wrench icon, make sure to hit Continue. 
  • Provide essential credentials and try to log in to the file. 
  • Start the application now. 
  • Thereafter select Advanced settings and choose file diagnosis only.
  • Choose Next and access the file when you see a prompt. 

What are the Shortcomings of File Doctor?

There are a few shortcomings in the QBFD let’s see what they are.

  • Just like every other repairing software, File Doctor also has certain drawbacks and shortcomings.
  • The file doctor demands a very strong connection to the internet for proper functioning. 
  • The maximum company file size is just 2 GB in the File Doctor. 
  • You will have to log in as an administrator to run file doctor. 
  • You don’t get an option to turn off the network diagnosis and QuickBooks file repair. 

How much does this software cost?

Luckily, if you have purchased the QuickBooks Desktop software, you won’t have to pay for the QBFD.

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