Error H101, H202, H303, or H505 when opening your company file


QuickBooks accounting solution is considered as one of the most recommended accounting solution developed by the Intuit. It is a wonderful software but a software too has some limitations. There are instances that you may come across some technical issues while working on your QuickBooks software. One such technical error is H-series error i.e. Error Code H101, H202, H303, or H505.

Error H101-H202-H303-or-H505 when opening your company file

Cause of Error H101, H202, H303, or H505

While working on your QuickBooks Desktop software, you try to create a link between server and the company file. There might be the case that your system may be providing the hosting for the QuickBooks Company files.
Here are some issues which can cause the H-Series errors:

  • Issues with the hosting configuration settings: There are chances that you might have turned another system on while hosting. It is recommended that you should only work on the server when the hosting is turned on.
  • The QuickBooks application in unable to recognize the IP of the hosting system: There are chances of the different IP address is used by the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Issues with the DNS Setting: You might have configured your workstation to open the Company files through the host’s Full Qualified Domain Name.
  • The QuickBooks firewall ports are not set properly: Windows Firewall which is installed in your system may be blocking incoming/ outgoing communication with your QuickBooks company file. The .ND file may be corrupted or damaged. This .ND file is generally known as configuration file which permits QuickBooks software to access company file from a network.
  • QuickBooks services have not been started: QuickBooks DBXX or QBCFMonitor services are not running on your workstation. These services are started automatically as you run the software.



You can easily resolve the H-series error by the solutions mentioned below. These solutions are suggested by the QuickBooks professionals.

Solution I:

    Repair your application with QuickBooks File Doctor

  • Look for QuickBooks File Doctor by searching it on internet.
  • Download the file in your system locally.
  • Now, run this repair solution as it automatically resolves any H-series error from your workstation.

Solution II:

    A new folder is to be created for the QuickBooks Company File

  • Create a new folder from your workstation.
  • Get access permission to share this folder by going to the Set Windows Access option.
  • Select and copy the .QBW file in to the new folder.
  • This company file can be opened easily in the multi-user mode.


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