Users often deal with errors and issues running the desktop version of QuickBooks. Still, fortunately, most of these errors and problems can quickly be resolved by using the troubleshooting solutions found on the support forums. Some errors require a few clicks to get fixed, whereas a few need sweat-breaking efforts until they are fixed. It becomes pretty easy if the exact reason for the error is known. Most of the errors show you why they occurred. One such error we will discuss in this article appears with an error message “QuickBooks Already Has A Company File Open.” However, when you verify the case, you find no company file opened in the application. This makes the issue a bit confusing and complicated to resolve.

Further in this article, we will discuss why QuickBooks displays such an error message when you open a company file in it and the solution that can be implemented for a fix. You can also reach QuickBooks experts at 1.800.579.0391 if troubleshooting seems to be complicated to you

Reason Why QuickBooks Shows that a Company File is Already Opened in it

As the error message reads, “Can’t open QuickBooks: QuickBooks already has a company file open. If you want another company file, close this one first,” the primary reason becomes clear that there is already a company file opened in QuickBooks and you are trying to open another one without closing the one that is already opened in it. However, you can open multiple company files in QuickBooks, but you will need to have either the Accountant or Enterprise Solutions version of QuickBooks Desktop. Next, in this article, we will discuss the process to resolve the issue in the least time possible.

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Steps to Get Rid of “QuickBooks Already Has A Company File Open” Error Message

Before following the solutions below, you must ensure that you are either logged in as an administrator or your user account has administrative rights on the system.

  • First, right-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon that you will find on the desktop and select the option that says Run as Administrator.
  • Now try to open the company file again and check if it opens without any error message.
  • If you again get the same error message, follow the further troubleshooting steps.
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys to open the Task Manager.
  • Once it is up on the screen, click the Processes tab and look for the processes running with the QuickBooks icon.
  • Right-click each process and select End Process.
  • Close Task Manager and rerun QuickBooks as an administrator.
  • Open the company file and check if the error is resolved.

In rare instances, the error message “QuickBooks Already Has A Company File Open” reappears even after troubleshooting the issue. If this is also the case for you and you can’t access your company data because of the error discussed in this article, dial 1.800.579.0391 and get in touch with one of our certified QuickBooks Desktop experts now.

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