Skip to content

QuickBooks Error 61

QuickBooks Error 61

About QuickBooks Error 61

Error Code:Error 61Developer:Intuit Inc.
Error Description:The problem in framework activity. Maybe the framework activity or application segment has failed to run. If any essential framework or registry passage is missing.Software:QuickBooks
Cause:The company file has been corrupted., The error occurs while creating a backup of the company file.Applies to:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Symptoms:QuickBooks Desktop won’t respond or work, Windows operating system got frezonPossible Solution:Repair QuickBooks installation, Downloading and Installing QuickBooks Release

Causes Behind The QuickBooks Error 61

Take a look at the points given below to know the possible reasons:

  • User is trying to open a .qbw company file that wasn’t saved in a local hard drive.
  • The company file has been corrupted.
  • The error occurs while creating a backup of the company file.
  • The error occurs while running the Verify and Rebuild process on the company file.

Solutions steps to Fix The QuickBooks Error 61

Below are the steps to repair QuickBooks Error 61:

💠 Repair QuickBooks installation
💠 Updating QuickBooks
💠 Downloading and Installing QuickBooks Release
💠 Automatic Update

Below are some effective solutions that can help in resolving Intuit QB error 61.

Total Time: 21 minutes

Step 1: Repair QuickBooks installation

Repair QuickBooks installation

If this works, then users must try to repair the QB program in the following way:

💠 First, users must press Windows + E, which will open the ‘Computer’ window; in Windows 8, users must select the ‘Computer’ tab. Next, select ‘Uninstall or change a program’, and then select ‘QuickBooks’, followed by ‘Uninstall/Change’.
💠 Then, in the ‘QuickBooks Installation’ window, choose ‘Next’ and click the ‘Repair’ radio button. Now, select ‘Next’ and choose ‘Repair’.
💠 Finally, select ‘Finish’. This should repair the QuickBooks installation.
💠 Next, users must update QuickBooks to the latest release.

Step 2: Updating QuickBooks

Updating QuickBooks

💠 Before updating, users must check if they have the latest release patch For QuickBooks.
💠 Users must press F2 (or Ctrl + 1) while keeping QuickBooks Desktop open.
💠 Then, they must check the latest version and release in the ‘Product Information’ window.

Note: Updating to a new release (such as from QuickBooks 2017 R3P to R5P) mustn’t be confused with upgrading to a new version (such as from QuickBooks Desktop 2017 to QuickBooks Desktop 2018).

Step 3: Downloading and Installing QuickBooks Release

Downloading and Installing QuickBooks Release

Updating from within QuickBooks Desktop

Below are the steps to download, install or update QuickBooks Desktop:

💠 In the ‘File’ menu, users must choose ‘Close Company/Logoff’. (If several company files are opened in QuickBooks, this must be done for each open file.)
💠 Now, select ‘File’-> ‘Exit’ and then right-click on the QuickBooks icon on the desktop.
💠 Now, users must select ‘Run as administrator’ and ensure that they are in the ‘No Company Open’ screen.
💠 Next, they must select ‘Update QuickBooks’ in the ‘Help’ menu and then select ‘Options’. Now, choose the ‘Mark All’ button and select ‘Save’. Next, select ‘Update Now’, followed by ‘Reset Update’ and then choose the ‘Get Updates’ button.
💠 Now, open QuickBooks; if the message to install update appears, select ‘Yes’. Once the installation is done, restart the computer.

Step 4: Automatic Update

Automatic Update

A. Downloading and installing automatic update immediately

Below are the steps to automatically update QuickBooks Desktop:

💠 First, select ‘Update QuickBooks’ in the ‘Help’ menu. Then, click the ‘Update 💠 Now’ tab in the ‘Update QuickBooks’ window. Don’t make any changes to the table.
💠 Optionally, check the ‘Restart Update’ box to delete previous update downloads.
💠 Now, select ‘Get Updates’. The latest release will start downloading and QuickBooks will have to be restarted to install the update. Users must accept the option to install the release while restarting QuickBooks.

B: Downloading update automatically in the future

Below are the steps to automatically download or update QuickBooks Desktop in the future:

💠 Select ‘Update QuickBooks’ in ‘Help’ menu and then select ‘Options’ tab in the ‘Update QuickBooks’ window. Now, check the ‘Yes’ radio button for allowing automatic updates.
💠 Optionally, select ‘Yes’ radio button for sharing automatic downloads with other computers on the user’s network.
💠 Finally, select ‘Close’.
💠 The update will be downloaded by QuickBooks upon its release.

Need Professional Help?

For any other information/ further assistance on the matter, please contact our QuickBooks Specialist Team at CALL NOW. The team consists of highly experienced QuickBooks experts.


  1. How to merge a new account to fix QuickBooks error 61?

    To merge the new account the steps are:-

    1. Open QuickBooks desktop account
    2. Go to the Lists menu option then click on the Chart of Account
    3. After that click on the View option and then further click on the re-sort list option
    4. You have to verify the company file
    5. If still having the same error
    6. Make a new account and then merge it with the current account that is corrupted
    7. After this, reboot your computer and then open the file again to check for errors.

  2. How to fix the QuickBooks Desktop manually to resolve the error code 61?

    1. In QuickBooks, click on the File menu option
    2. Then select the Utility option 
    3. Further click on the Rebuild Data 
    4. Click on the button Verify data 
    5. If you get the message pops up on your screen “QuickBooks is not responding” then check your account again and click on the OK button
    6. In the end, restart the device.

  3. What are the main things that you have to take care of before fixing the QuickBooks error 61?

    The main thing is that you have to back up your data and save it to different locations. If your file got corrupted and is not able to open so you can restore the backup and then fix the issue. After resolving the problem do restart or reboot your system.

Was this worth your time?

This helps us sort answers on the page.

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Speak to A Specialist about QuickBooks Software

Headache🥺. Huh, Save time & money with QuickBooks Support 24×7 @ +1/, we provide assistance to those who face problems while using QuickBooks (Support all U.S. & Canada Editions)

--- Support - We provide solutions for the following QuickBooks (Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise, Payroll, Cloud) ---

  • Error Support
  • Data Import
  • Data Conversion
  • Payment Solutions
  • Upgradation
  • Payroll Support
  • Data Export
  • Software Integration
  • QuickBooks Printer Support
  • Complete QuickBooks Solutions
  • Tax-Related Issues
  • Data Damage Recovery
  • Installation, Activation Help
  • QuickBooks Windows Support

Disclaimer : We are a third party agency working on providing authentic support and full fledged services for for accounting software QuickBooks 2018 version. It is one of… Read more



Bigxperts Tollfree Number