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QuickBooks is a popular and widely used software, however, getting stuck with a “QuickBooks will not open or QuickBooks will not open the company file” error can be very frustrating. Many users encounter this problem with QuickBooks not opening or crashing, hampering the users work. 

What happens when QuickBooks does not open?

You have clicked on the icon of a company file or the QuickBooks Desktop option, but the program does not start or only partially responds. What can you do?

First, it is important to note that if you have clicked on the QuickBooks icon several times, this may cause QuickBooks not to respond (double-clicking repeatedly also causes this). It’s good to wait a while and then restart QuickBooks. Avoid clicking several times to have multiple requests.

Reasons for QuickBooks not to respond:

  • A damaged hard drive
  • The company’s name is too long or extensive
  • An obsolete operating system
  • QuickBooks Desktop is not installed correctly
  • Corrupt QBWUSER.INI file.

What are the symptoms that QuickBooks will not open the company file or that QuickBooks will not respond?

  • A QuickBooks desktop that does not react.
  • The system stalls frequently.
  • Computer is responding slowly to the use of the keyboard and the click of the mouse.
  • Can not open QuickBooks Company file.

Note: If your QuickBooks works, even if it is slow, avoid clicking several times. This can alter QuickBooks functions and therefore slow down the process.

The steps to resolve QuickBooks Desktop not opening are:

Solution 1 – Close the “QBW32.exe” process.

Solution 2- Remove the QuickBooks application

Solution 3- Restart your QuickBooks desktop

Once you have restarted your Desktop, you will have a new system. Now you can try to open your QuickBooks after restarting the Desktop and see if it works.

Solution 4 – re-register QB related components in Windows

    If you are already registered, then this will indicate so.

If you notice that QuickBooks is unregistered:

  • Click OK on the screen to close the product information window.
  • Press on the Help Option and choose “Activate QuickBooks”
  • Now follow the instructions displayed on the screen to verify your information and complete the activation process.

Solution 5 – QuickBooks installation repair

Solution 6 – Clean-install the software: It is a 3 step process. First, you must uninstall, rename the installation folders and install QuickBooks once again. 

Do we even have the time for all of this?

These problems wouldn’t even exist and you wouldn’t have to do any of this trouble-shooting if you were using FreshBooks. FreshBooks is an easier and simpler cloud based accounting software that will smooth your accounting experience. 

QuickBooks comes with a whole dictionary of problems that doesn’t meet your personal finance necessities. And it costs you way more money than FreshBooks does. Every time QuickBooks adds a new feature; you have to pay for it. In the meantime, FreshBooks has a free version and offers the possibility to try it without obligation for 30 days, and also offers different pricing plans depending on the number of customers and benefits that the user needs.

You can save time and a potential headache by using FreshBooks. FreshBooks is simple and intuitive, so you will spend less time on paperwork and impress your customers with the professionalism of their invoices. Automate tasks such as billing, expense organization, time tracking and customer follow-up in just a few clicks. Control your business no matter where you are. With the FreshBooks mobile app, you can capture your expenses, send invoices and know when you get paid, all from the palm of your hand. Stop wasting precious time creating invoices, keeping track of payments and trying to figure out where your business is located. It makes billing simple and tracking expenses becomes an easy task.