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Fix QuickBooks Error 80070057 (The parameter is incorrect)

QuickBooks Error 80070057

One of the most frequent and common errors that users encounter is QuickBooks error 80070057. Especially, when the company file is opened, it indicates that the parameter is wrong. This error code indicates that you do not have enough authorization to remove files. The process listed later in this post can be used to fix this problem. Therefore, make sure to read the article through to the finish.

Upon opening your company file in QuickBooks Desktop, you can encounter the following error message:

error code 80070057

Usually, this error code is accompanied by the following error message:

  • Error 80070057: The parameter is incorrect or You do not have sufficient permissions
  • Error 80070057: While trying to run QuickBooks there was an unexpected error reported
  • Error Message 0x80070057:  The parameter is incorrect. When attempting to use the company file [path and name] to run QuickBooks, an unexpected error was reported.
  • Error 80070057: The parameter is incorrect. When you are clicking on a QBB, QBM, QBW, ND, or TLG file from a Google Search Timeline.
  • Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect and you don’t have enough permission to delete files.

Following a thorough analysis of all the process-related variables, we have this article where we will cover every detail regarding QuickBooks error code 80070057. Make sure to read this article through to the conclusion to uncover those facts.

What Causes Error Message 80070057 in QuickBooks?

This problem usually occurs when a user tries to open a company file from a workstation on a host computer or another web server.

The reasons that could result in this error are mentioned below:

  • One of the most common reasons could be incorrect firewall and internet security configurations.
  • For whatever reason, the network “.ND” file becomes corrupted.
  • It’s possible that you opened the portable file before attempting to open QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Corrupted or damaged QuickBooks files.
  • This kind of difficulty could arise if the company file extension has been changed.
  • The file extensions are not correct.
  • Third-party firewall incorrectly configured.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 80070057: The Parameter is Incorrect

Some of the noticeable symptoms are mentioned below:

  • One important sign of QuickBooks error 80070057 is the sudden damage to the company file.
  • The screen displays the error notice that follows:
Error 80070057
  • Another noticeable symptom would be if the system frequently freezes.
  • The window of the software keeps crashing or the system responds slowly.
  • The QuickBooks Desktop program frequently crashes.
  • Frequent system crashes or sluggish system responses could indicate that you lack authorization to remove company files.
  • To remove your company files needs authorization, it’s possible.

Methods to Fix QuickBooks Error 80070057

Now that you have seen the causes and symptoms of QuickBooks error message 8070057, let’s move on to the solution so you may resume using the software. Check these steps separately.

Method 1: Open up the company file properly

This problem can be resolved by opening the company files correctly. Thus, the first stage in the process is to open the company file appropriately. The steps that make up this process are as follows:

  • You have to start by opening QuickBooks desktop.
  • Select the Company file next.
  • Finally, select the Open option with a click.

Method 2: Move the company file to the default location

The file has to be moved to its original place. If the file was stored somewhere other than its original location, you will need to move it. The steps involved in this process are as follows:

  • To begin you must first close the QuickBooks desktop
  • Then you have to go to the company file’s location.
  • Next, right-click on the Company file and choose Copy from the menu.
  • Navigate to the Default location now, then select Paste with a right-click. C:/Users/Public/PublicDocuments/Intuit/QuickBooks/Company Files is the path that needs to be chosen.
  • After completing that, you have to open QuickBooks desktop and choose Find a company file.
  • Next, you have to select local drives and look for the name of the company file.
  • Finally, choose the Correct company files and press the Open button.

In case you are using the multi-user mode then you have to make sure to share the files after they get moved.

Method 3: Download and run the QuickBooks file doctor tool

If the first two steps don’t work, download and use the file doctor program. The steps in this case are as follows:

  • You should shut down QuickBooks desktop first.
  • Save the QuickBooks Tool Hub file to your computer after downloading it.
  • Next, if you want to open it you will need to double-click the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file. Accept the terms and conditions by following the on-screen directions to install.
  • To access the QuickBooks tool hub, double-click the icon now.
  • Proceed to the Company file issues tab in the following step.
  • When you’re done, launch the QuickBooks file doctor. [Note: It may take one or two minutes to complete this process]
QuickBooks file doctor tool
  • From the drop-down menu, you have to choose the Company file, in File Doctor.
  • In case you are not able to find the file, then you have to choose Browse and then click on the search option to find your company file.
Find Your Company File
  • Also, select the Check your File option before selecting the Proceed option.
  • Proceeding, you need to enter the QuickBooks Admin Password and then select the Next option.
QuickBooks Admin Password
  • In the final step, you need to access the QuickBooks software and view the company file to see if the issue code 80070057 has been resolved.

Method 4: Updating QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release

Updating QuickBooks to the latest version is another efficient way to fix the issue. These kinds of problems are frequently caused by out-of-date software. The following are the steps that are included in this process are mentioned below:

  • Start the process by selecting Update QuickBooks desktop from the Help menu.
Updating QuickBooks to the latest version
  • After doing that, you have to select the Update Now tab.
  • You can select the Reset updates option if you want to get rid of the previous Update downloads.
Update Now
  • Now you have to choose the Get updates option before choosing to restart QuickBooks.
  • Lastly, check if the error has been removed.

Method 5: Verify the company file name extension

Check the extension of the company file name if none of the previously suggested solutions worked to resolve the problem. Carefully follow the instructions listed below:

  • The Company file must first be right-clicked to access the Properties tab.
Verify the company file name extension
  • Then you have to choose the QuickBooks tab.

Important: Please take note of the QuickBooks version and file extension in the filename field when you last opened a file.

  • Finally, select the OK button.

Change the extension

  • You must create a new folder to change the extension.
  • Next, you have to make a copy of the company file and paste it into the newly created folder.
  • The New folder must next be right-clicked, and the Rename option must be selected.
  • After completing that, rename the QuickBooks file to .qbm.
  • Let’s move on and then you have to click anywhere on the screen to save the changes.
  • Next, you’re meant to launch QuickBooks desktop to restore the portable file.
  • Rename the extension back to.qbb in case you run into any issues.
  • After that, you have to launch QuickBooks and select the restore backup option.
  • If the file still won’t open, try renaming the extension to .qbx.
  • Open the QuickBooks convert to an accounting copy to complete the process.

Copy the company file and then paste it onto a different flash drive folder

  • First, you must use the shortcut key ‘Ctrl + E’ to launch the Windows Explorer.
  • After that, you have to launch QuickBooks.
  • Next, navigate to the File icon, then right-click to choose the New folder icon.
  • Next, you must make a copy of the company file. Copy QBW from the flash drive into the New folder.
  • Lastly, launch QuickBooks Desktop and navigate to the newly created folder.

Method 6: Run QuickBooks Desktop as a system administrator

QuickBooks desktop may also be used as a system administrator. To a certain extent, this could fix the QuickBooks problem notice 80070057. Here are the steps that need to be followed:

  • You must first shut down QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Next, you have to right-click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • Select the option to Run as administrator now.
Run QuickBooks Desktop as a system administrator
  • If, after doing the above-mentioned steps, your company file does not open automatically, then you have to click on it and select Open.

Method 7: Performing a clean installation of QuickBooks Desktop

In case none of the above-mentioned methods work for you then you may opt for a fresh installation of QuickBooks. Using this process involves removing and reinstalling QuickBooks Desktop. The clean install utility can help you resolve technical issues and get rid of them entirely in most cases. You can find and eliminate any technical problems with the help of this program. You have two choices: either use this clean-install program or perform a clean install.

clean installation of QuickBooks Desktop

Method 8: Configuring the Bitdefender

Since not every user has BitDefender, the configuration process for the BitDefender one is optional. If you are using BitDefender, it may be able to resolve the problem. The steps you must do in this situation are as follows:

If BitDefender is installed on your computer, then:

  • Go to the BitDefender 10.0 menu and select the antivirus option.
  • Then head to Custom level <Exclude path from the scan <Create new item <Mapped drive.
Configuring the Bitdefender
Configuring the Bitdefender

Method 9: Configure firewall settings

Configure firewall settings

Many times, the firewall or other security services can be a hindrance to QuickBooks’ smooth working. The firewall settings must be configured for this. The following process can be used to configure firewall settings:

  • Include necessary QuickBooks-related files in the Firewall exception list.
  • When adjusting the Firewall settings, follow the instructions provided by the firewall provider or the on-screen instructions. You can now send and receive data thanks to this.
  • Reinstalling the firewall and seeing if the problem still exists is the last step.

Method 10: Manually resolving QuickBooks error 80070057

If none of the previously suggested fixes work, you should attempt a few manual steps to fix error 80070057 in QuickBooks permanently. The steps involved in this process are as follows:

Step 1: Change the name of .ND files

Change the name of .ND files
  • You must go to the company file’s location and complete this step.
  • Next, find the relevant.ND file (For example MyCompanyFileName.qbw.nd).
  • Now, select the Rename option by performing a right-click on the.ND file.
  • At the end of the file name followed by typing in .OLD.

Note: If you are using QuickBooks in multi-user mode, you can only move on to the steps following.

Step 2: Running QuickBooks database server manager on the server

  • Start the process by downloading and installing the QuickBooks Tool hub and then select the Network issues.
  • Then you have to click on the QuickBooks database server manager. If the QuickBooks is not installed on the server computer, then you will be asked to install it.
Run QuickBooks database server manager
  • Later, if the company folder gets displayed then you have to choose the Start Scan option in the QuickBooks database server manager.
  • If they aren’t, then you have to go to the location of your company file and then you have to choose the Start Scan tab.
QuickBooks database server manager
  • By choosing the Close option you have to end the process.


For users to handle the QuickBooks error code 80070057 can be annoying. Following the above steps could help you in resolving the issue properly. In case the problem still exists after applying all the steps or in case you have any issues then you can call the help desk team any time. They will solve your issues and will guide you further.


What is QuickBooks error 80070057 The parameter is incorrect.

While opening the company file this error is common. It can be occurred by the following causes:

  • Internet security settings are incorrect.
  •  The network ‘.ND’ file may be damaged.
  • Damaged or corrupted QuickBooks files.

How to fix error 80070057?

By following methods this error can be resolved:

  • Use the QuickBooks File Doctor
  • Running QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • Setting up the Firewall settings
  • Updating QuickBooks Desktop

What is a parameter error in QuickBooks?

The parameter error that QuickBooks is displaying is a Windows 10/8/7-specific problem. Users are unable to access company data due to this issue, which also runs the risk of damaging USB flash drives and hard drives that are linked to the system as external storage devices.

What error message shows Error code 80070057?

The problem 80070057 is observed by the following error messages.

“The parameter is not correct” Your permissions are insufficient” or “Inaccurate parameter.” When you are trying to use the company file [path and name] to run QuickBooks, an unexpected error displays “You do not have sufficient permission to delete files,” and “The parameter is incorrect.”

How can I prevent QuickBooks Error 80070057 in the future?

To prevent the error 80070057 in the future the user must regularly update QuickBooks, configure firewall settings to allow QuickBooks access, ensure proper antivirus configurations, and store company files on a local drive.

Why should I use QuickBooks File Doctor?

QuickBooks File Doctor is a tool that diagnoses and repairs company file issues. It helps in resolving Error 80070057 by scanning and fixing data corruption or network-related issues.

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