QuickBooks error 6176: What it means and the possible fix.

QuickBooks error 6176: What it means and the possible fix.

QuickBooks is a comprehensive solution developed by Intuit for small and medium industries. It is built on user-friendly interface but there are occasions when you may encounter issues. One such error is QuickBooks Error -6176, 0. Whenever you receive such an error then the error message that appears, comes something like this:

“QuickBooks software isn’t able to establish a connection with the program.”


“QuickBooks is unable to establish connectivity with your Network ID server.”

You basically lose the connection to your QuickBooks company file. There are various reasons which are responsible for this QuickBooks error 6176:

Important Note:

QuickBooks software won’t function properly, if you run it through virtual server. It means that you want to access any company files through virtual server; there are chances that you may encounter this error. In such cases, it is recommended that you fix this error by navigating these company files through Windows.

Resolving QuickBooks Error -6176, 0

Here are some solutions recommended by Intuit experts to resolve QuickBooks Error -6176, 0:

Solution I: Opening the Company File again

  • Close the QuickBooks software.
  • Reboot your system, and then try to open your file again.

Solution II: Check for any QuickBooks Update

  • Check for any latest QuickBooks update.
  • If any, update your software by downloading and installing it in your computer.

Solution III: Run QuickBooks as Administrator

  • Stop all your QuickBooks applications and close the program.
  • From your desktop, right-click on the QuickBooks icon and select the option “Run as Administrator”.
  • Open the company files now.

If you are still facing issues then dial QuickBooks canada support at 1800-940-7442 or if you are living in US then dial 1800-469-0183.

Solution IV: Toggle with UAC setting

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

  • Close your QuickBooks software.
  • From your keyboard, press Windows key and simultaneously type “User Account Control” in search field.
  • Go to “Settings” then click on the option that says: “Change your Admin and User Account configuration”.
  • Check the current level then move your slider to a higher position and click on “Always notify” option.

For Windows 7 and Vista

  • Close your QuickBooks software.
  • From the “Windows Start” menu, you will have to go to search field and type “UAC” or you can go to “Control Panel”.
  • Now, choose the “Change User preferences” setting link.
  • Check the current level then move your slider to a higher position and click on “Always notify” option.
  • Open QuickBooks and close it again.
  • Try to open the UAC setting and move the slider back to its original position.
  • Open the company files now.

Solution V: Check whether the file is not set as Read Only option

  • Browse the company file in the Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click on the company file with file extension .QBW
  • Open “General tab” and check whether the “Read Only” box is unchecked. If it is checked then clear the checkbox and click on “OK”.
  • Open company files now.

Solution VI: Check Internet Explorer settings

  • Open Internet Explorer in your computer system.
  • In the upper right corner, click on the “gear icon”.
  • Go to “Internet Options’.
  • Click on the “Advanced tab”.
  • Move to the Security section and check on the following options:
    • Use SSL 2.0
    • Use SSL 3.0
    • Use TLS 1.0

Solution VII: Log in to the system as Windows Administrator

  • Go to Start option or click on the lower left corner icon.
  • Click on “Log Off” option.
  • Select the “administrator account”.
  • Enter the password.
  • Open the company files.

Customer Support:

Though the above solution is tedious to follow but it help you fix your QuickBooks error 6176. If in case you still face issues then reach out to us. The team at Qbpro will help you in resolving all your QuickBooks issues.

Thus, to get in touch with them, you will have to give a call on their toll-free customer support number 1800-940-7442. You can also visit their website and request for online chat support. You can connect to them at any point in time as they provide 24*7 support.

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