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Why and How to Settle QuickBooks Wonít Open?

by james daniel - 09 Aug 2022, Tuesday 138 Views Like (0)
Why and How to Settle QuickBooks Wonít Open?

QuickBooks Desktop is an extensive but straightforward program to manage small or solo and medium-sized businesses bookkeeping and accounting. It makes all the financial activities so easy, even cutting the cost of infrastructure and accountants. With QuickBooks, business owners donít have to worry about their income and expenses, tax filing, payroll, etc. But what if the QuickBooks wonít open? It can be a serious problem for those who use QuickBooks for their daily accounting activities. Users are also frustrated with this situation since QuickBooks contains all the business accounting data. 


QuickBooks not opening is a common problem among QuickBooks users. It is a situation where you attempt to access QuickBooks, but it doesnít respond or open. You can overcome this situation very effortlessly. This blog will explain the significant reasons and the best practices to solve the issue very soon. Let's begin with the causes.


Why is Your QuickBooks Wonít Open?

Your QuickBooks canít be open due to the given reasons; these are:


  • Your computerís hard drive is damaged, and your computer is unable to operate QuickBooks.
  • When the company file name is extensively long and contains special characters. 
  • Due to inappropriate installation of QuickBooks.
  • Not using the updated QuickBooks Desktop application or Windows operating system.
  • Corruption in the product registration file. 


Above-stated are the significant causes why your QuickBooks not opening even after your command. When your QuickBooks cannot process, you can observe some weird things with your system, which we mention in the following section. 


What Happens When QuickBooks Wonít Open?

  • Your computer screen freezes or gets stuck for a while
  • You canít be able to load company files.
  • QuickBooks immediately closes even after opening.
  • Your keyboard and mouse respond late. 

Now, itís time to fix the issue with easy solutions.


Resolutions - QuickBooks Wonít Open

It seems when you continuously hit the QuickBooks Desktop icon; the QuickBooks canít perform and, as a result, wonít open. So wait a while to load the QuickBooks after hitting the icon once. If the QuickBook is still not open, go for the next solution. 


Approach 1: Use Quick Fix My Program

The Quick Fix My Program is a diagnostic program of QuickBooks Tool Hub. So to run the program, you have to install the Tool Hub first on your system. If you already have, then go with the following steps:


  1. In the initial steps, close QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Secondly, launch QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  3. Then, go to the Program Problem tab.
  4. After that, click on Quick Fix My Program from the right pane to fix the issue.
  5. Now, wait until the program fixes the issue.
  6. When the fixation ends, open QuickBooks Desktop and check for the issue. 


If the issue continues, then go for the following solution.


Approach 2: Stop QuickBooks Application

Sometimes, we canít find the actual reason QuickBooks wonít open as there might be damage to the company file or the QuickBooks application that prevents you from accessing QuickBooks. You can find out with the following steps: 


  1. Firstly, you must press and hold the Ctrl key and then open QuickBooks Desktop. You can release the key after the ďNo Company OpenĒ Window opens.
  2. Now, pick a Company file and click on Open. 


Approach 3: Use Install Diagnostic Tool

As we mentioned in the reason section, improper installation of QuickBooks can cause QuickBooks wonít open. So to fix this installation problem, we are going to use the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool from the Tool Hub. It will fix all the installation issues of the QuickBooks Desktop application and get your QuickBooks at work. Following are the steps: 


  1. Close the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  2. Then, open QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  3. Now, go for the Installation Issue tab from the left pane.
  4. After that, click on QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool from the right pane.
  5. The tool will run a scan for the issue.
  6. When the tool completes, restart your system.
  7. Finally, open your QuickBooks and access the company file. 


Approach 4: Go for a Clean Install

In this solution, we are going to uninstall the QuickBooks Desktop application and then install it. By this, you will get all the essential installation components for QuickBooks Desktop, and the QuickBooks wonít open issue will resolve. Here we are:


Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop 

  1. Firstly, press the Windows+R key and access the Run command.
  2. Then, type Control Panel in the Run box and hit OK or press Enter button.
  3. Now, choose to Uninstall a Program.
  4. Here, choose QuickBooks Desktop from the programs list and right-click on it.
  5. After that, choose Uninstall to initiate the removal process.
  6. Now, again click on Uninstall to confirm.
  7. In some time, your QuickBooks will uninstall.


After the successful uninstallation of the program, itís time to re-install it to fix the QuickBooks wonít open issue. 


Re-Install QuickBooks

  1. Go to the Intuit Website and download the version of your QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Now, open the downloaded QuickBooks.exe file and Run it.
  3. Then, click on Run to begin the installation procedure.
  4. Afterward, follow the on-screen installation steps and agree with the License Agreement.
  5. When the installation completes, open QuickBooks and check for the issue. 


Winding Up

QuickBooks wonít open a standard issue experienced by the users. The above-stated approaches you can perform to fix the problem. However, if you feel you want experts to help, then contact the experts and tell them about your concern. Thank You!