Com Error in QuickBooks Desktop (Updated)

What is QuickBooks COM Error in QuickBooks Desktop?

You may find the Crash: Com Error when working on QuickBooks. This error usually comes up when you try to open or email invoices, reports, or any other transactions. It will not allow you to proceed unless you click on OK on the pop-up box that reports the error. There are no descriptions for the error and the pop-up box will not allow you to click anywhere else on QuickBooks. As a result, you may find yourself pretty limited with your use of QuickBooks when you end up with this error on the screen.

What Causes COM Error in QuickBooks Pro, Premier & Enterprise?

The error usually shows up if you have missing MS Office components or missing Windows components. In most cases, it has been noticed that the error may occur if you are using an old version of Microsoft Outlook. Steps for solving the problem must be followed in the same sequence. Whether you get the error while trying to email a report or when you try to open an invoice, the solution will remain the same.

Users facing this error reported that it occurred after updating Outlook to the Monthly Channel Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087). The issue was fixed in the Monthly Channel Version 1805 (Build 9330.2118) or higher.

Check if the same error occurs when you try to perform other tasks on QuickBooks like viewing a different report or emailing another invoice. This will help you identify if the problem relates to QuickBooks in a whole or a particular file only. If everything else works fine, then only one file is corrupted and your troubleshooting may require checking for problems with that single file only.

How to repair QuickBooks Com Error in QuickBooks Desktop 2019 (Pro-Premier-Enterprise) Version

QuickBooks com error

  1. Update Outlook

Since the error occurs because of an old Outlook version, the first and most important step in resolving the problem is updating Outlook. Microsoft reports that the update should solve the problem, but it advises that you may have to restart Microsoft Outlook up to 3 times before it incorporates all service changes to function without errors during 3rd party application interactions.

Follow these steps to update Outlook:

  • Open Outlook
  • Click on File and go to Office Account
  • Click on Update Options and choose Update Now

Restart Outlook and reopen QuickBooks. Check if the error persists.

  1. Make sure Outlook is set up as the default email app

The next step is to make sure that Outlook is set up as the default email application so that the email you are trying to send goes through Outlook. Follow these steps to make Outlook the default mail app:

  • Go to Control Panel on your computer
  • Click on Default Programs and choose Set Default Programs
  • Choose MS Outlook from the list of programs and click on ‘Set this program as default’
  • Click on OK to apply your settings

Restart QuickBooks and try opening a report and sending it through Outlook. If you still get the error, then proceed to the next step.

  1. Add an email account to Microsoft Outlook

If you do not already have an email account set up on Microsoft Outlook, then add an email account and then try to send the email once again. Follow these steps to add an account:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook and click on ‘File’ on the top left of the screen.
  • Click ‘Add Account’ to start setting up an account on Outlook
  • Enter the email address that you would like to use on Outlook and click on ‘Connect’
  • Outlook will automatically identify the server settings and fill it in for you. Wait for the configuration to complete. Then click on ‘Connect’.
  • Enter the password linked to your email address and click on OK.
  • The setup will be complete. Click on OK.

Open QuickBooks Desktop and click on ‘Edit’. Head to ‘preferences’ and choose ‘Send Forms’. Click on ‘My Preferences’ tab. Make sure Outlook is selected as your preference.

  1. Toggle mail settings

Toggle the mail settings on your computer to refresh the system and help reinstate the connection between Outlook and QuickBooks desktop. To do this follow these steps:

  • Make sure both QuickBooks and Outlook are closed
  • Open Control Panel
  • Click on Mail and choose Microsoft Outlook
  • This will automatically open a small window with the Mail Set up details
  • If the option ‘Always uses this profile is selected, then switch to the option that says ‘Prompt for a profile to be used. Click on Apply to save your selection.
  • Now toggle back to ‘Always use this profile and click Apply.
  • Click on OK to close the window

Open QuickBooks and check if the error reappears. If you are able to proceed without errors, then the problem is solved but if the error comes up then try the next step.

  1. Create a new Outlook Email Profile

To rule out the possibility of a corrupt email profile causing the problem, you must create a new Outlook Email Profile and check if the problem is solved. To create a new profile you must follow these steps:

  • Go to Control Panel on your computer
  • Click on ‘mail’
  • When you get the small Mail Setup Window on your screen, click on Add
  • Choose a name for the new profile and click OK
  • Follow the prompts to add an email address to the new profile
  • Makes sure ‘Always use this profile is checked
  • Choose the new profile from the drop-down menu next to ‘Always use this profile
  • Click on Apply and then click on OK to close the window

Doing this will not delete your existing profiles. Open QuickBooks and check if you have been able to resolve the error. If so then your existing profile may have been corrupted.

  1. Run QuickBooks in compatibility mode

When you use compatibility mode, the application runs on basic resources only and does not have any intervention from other third-party applications. This is done to isolate the problem and figure out if the problem is with QuickBooks, the operating system, or a third-party software program. If QuickBooks runs without errors in compatibility mode then you may have a problem with the other software programs intervening with QuickBooks. It is ideal to have a professional look into the problem if QuickBooks runs in compatibility mode but does not run in normal mode.

To run QuickBooks in compatibility mode, follow these steps:

  • Close QuickBooks
  • Right-click on the QuickBooks icon on your desktop
  • Click on Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab and check the box next to ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’
  • From the drop-down menu below, select the appropriate operating system (like Windows 7)
  • Check the box that says ‘Run this program as an administrator
  • Click on Apply and then click on OK to close the box.

How do I Contact QuickBooks technical support to fix QuickBooks Com Error?

If this still does not solve your problem then you must contact QuickBooks for further support on this problem. Dial QuickBooks 24/7 helpline number +1888-727-4587. There is a possibility that you may be directed to Microsoft since the error arises out of a problem related to Microsoft Outlook. Further troubleshooting may require technical expertise and if you are not confident troubleshooting the operating system then you must consider getting professional support for solving the problem. Troubleshooting may involve repairing Microsoft Office, running Windows updates, and creating a new admin user account for Windows.

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QuickBooks Error 80070057

What is QuickBooks Error 80070057?

While double-clicking on a company, portable or an.QBW extension file, users come across an Error 80070057. There was a sudden issue noted while trying to run a company file in QuickBooks with “path location.” QuickBooks Error 80070057 occurs.

Now users want to know why this error takes place in their QuickBooks. QuickBooks Error 80070057 is caused by the QuickBooks accounts manager when it creates the company file 2014 version of QuickBooks.

As a result of this, when a user tries to open the file, it does not open and an error message box appears on the screen informing of an unexpected error. Along with errors showing up on opening the file, this error also indicates that the manager doesn’t possess the rights to alter the file i.e., reading, writing, creating, or deleting the file.

What are the reasons behind the occurrence of QuickBooks error 80070057?

QuickBooks error 80070057
QuickBooks error 80070057

First of all, it is important to know about the nature of this error. This is one of the most common errors that appear with an error box stating QuickBooks Error 80070057 “the parameter is incorrect” whenever a user attempts to access the file. This error implies that the user doesn’t have sufficient rights to handle this file. This generally happens when a file is accessed from a workstation located on a host system or a web server. This error occurs because of the following potential reasons;

  • Faulty firewall settings
  • Wrong internet security settings
  • 3rd party firewall configuration is incorrect 
  • Damaged or corrupted QuickBooks files
  • Company file extensions are changed or wrong
  • The QuickBooks company files were damaged upon installation of QuickBooks 
  • The Network Data configuration file is damaged
  • The company file’s extension has changed, so QuickBooks was not able to read the Company file
  • An extension file.QBB has been manually renamed in Mac
  • An extension file has wrongly renamed in QuickBooks’ windows.QBM.QBB or.QBX
  • During the creation of the backup file, QuickBooks detects the damage in the Company file
  • At the time of installation of QuickBooks, it has corrupted
  • Working on a file which has located in the USB’s flash drive
  • When the company file is directly attempted to open from the shared folder
  • Antivirus software is blocking QuickBooks files
  • The user attempts to open the file with a double click rather than opening it from QuickBooks 
  • The user attempts to open the file from a portable device without running the QuickBooks software 

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How to fix QuickBooks Error 80070057?

Intuit recommends various solutions for QuickBooks error 80070057. The first solution may resolve your issues, or Users may need to attempt all of them to solve the errors. For the finest results, complete the solutions in the order which are mentioned below.

Solution 1: If you are converting your files from Macintosh to Windows

To solve this issue, use the Back-Up option in the Windows function to convert QuickBooks for Mac to Windows. Call QuickBooks technical support if you encounter error 80070057 in QuickBooks while migrating your files.

Solution 2: Verify the extension of the file

Check the extension of the company name file

  1. Open the properties of a company file by right-clicking.
  2. Choose QuickBooks Tabs.
  3. Check the file name is in the filename field.
  4. Make sure QuickBooks is last opened with Field.
  5. Click on OK.

Solution 3: Change the extension of a company name file after copying it.

  1. Create a New Folder.
  2. Copy the Company file.
  3. Open a new folder and paste it there.
  4. Make sure the full file extension is showing.
  5. Rename it change its extension with.QBM.
  6. Save it by clicking anywhere.
  7. Restore the Portable after opening the QuickBooks Desktop.
  8. Rename the extension of the file.QBB, if the file is not opening.
  9. Restore the back-ups.
  10. If the file is still not opened, then renamed it with the extension.QBX.

Solution 4: Open Flash Drive, then copy the company file and paste it into the other folder.

  1. Open the Windows Explorer by opening QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Open C:\ drive and then go to the “File,” Right-Click and choose the New Folder.
  3. Named your new folder with anything such as “qbrestore” and saved it.
  4. Go to the Flash drive, Copy the “Companyfile.QBW, and paste it in a new folder.
  5. Open QuickBooks Desktop, browse to the New Folder “QB-restore” and Open it.

Solution 5: Start A Clean installation of QuickBooks Desktop for Resolving QuickBooks Error 80070057.

  • Uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks Desktop by performing a clean install of QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Make sure after installation you verify and rebuild your company file for QuickBooks Error 80070057

Solution 6: QuickBooks File Doctor to repair error 80070057

QuickBooks Error 80070057 issue can also be resolved using the QuickBooks File Doctor. It is important to note that the scan procedure depends upon the file size. It generally takes 3-5 minutes. 

  • After closing your QuickBooks desktop, download the QuickBooks Tool Hub file and save it to any place on your computer 
  • Open the “QuickBooksToolHub.exe” file by double click and following the instructions to install the application 
  • After completion of the installation, open the tool and select the “company file issues” tab present in the Tool Hub.
  • Now click on the run button to run QuickBooks File Doctor and select your company file from the drop-down menu of the application 
  • If you cannot locate your company file, you can avail the option of browsing and search
  • Click on “Continue” after selecting “Check your file option”
  • Now enter the QuickBooks administrator’s password and then choose the Next option
  • After the scanning check that QuickBooks Error 80070057 is solved or the scan process was unsuccessful 

Solution 7: Renaming the .ND File to resolve error 80070057

  • It is also possible to manually resolve the QuickBooks Error 80070057 by renaming the .ND file. Search the location of the company file
  • Locate the corresponding. ND file and then select “rename” after hitting right click
  • Type extension .old at the end of the file name. For example, companyfilename.qbw.nd would become companyfilename.qbw.nd.old

The QuickBooks in Multi-user mode will also require the following steps

  • If you haven’t already done this before, you will need to install and download the QuickBooks tool hub
  • Choose “Network issues” from the tool hub and then select the QuickBooks Database Server Manager on your server
  • Now start scan if company file folders are located there and if they are not displayed there, manually search for the company file and then scan
  • Hit “close” now to complete the process

Contact QuickBooks Experts to Resolve QuickBooks Error 80070057 Quickly

QuickBooks Error 80070057 is too perplexing and annoying. However, it is very easy to rectify this error by opting for any one of the aforementioned solutions. There are easy steps pertaining to each solution that can be followed to instantly fix the irritating issue. If you are not aware of the technicalities of the system, applications, and server, then it is always difficult and almost impossible to rectify the problems. So, if you find the problem overwhelming or time-consuming, we are very glad to help you and always welcome you.

You can call us on our toll-free number +1888-727-4587 to contact our highly qualified and QuickBooks certified technicians to discuss the QuickBooks Error 80070057. Moreover, if you are facing any other issues such as QuickBooks installation, upgrade, or update issues, you can dial the same number for guidance from our technical support team that is ever more than willing to help you.

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