The QuickBooks error 6010 message keeps appearing on my screen while opening company files. How can I fix this?

I have 4 computers and have installed QuickBooks in all of them. Everything seemed to be working fine until I decided to go for the new QuickBooks 2019 version. It all started a few months back when I received notifications to update my QuickBooks. I talked to my IT guy and he suggested that I purchase the newer version from the electronic store nearby his house as he was getting a reasonable discount on multiple licenses. He even installed it on all the four systems. Now, since yesterday I and all the employees have been dealing with the same “Error -6094, 0 (6010, 2) An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to start the database” message while opening the company file. I wanted to get this fixed so I went online and tried to search for a solution to resolve QuickBooks error 6010 but was unsuccessful in trying to find anything. I need to get this fixed as soon as possible.

Asked on September 26, 2019 in Error Messages.
1 Answer(s)

Hi, thank you for reaching out to our community regarding this issue. I completely understand the urgency to fix this issue as all of the computers have been plagued by the QuickBooks error 6010. Now, before we go through the steps of resolution, we must first understand the factors towards the occurrence of QuickBooks error 6010 on your computer. You should know about the major causes of this error so that you can identify and prevent them from occurring in the future:

    • The main reason behind this error is that the security software installed on your computer is not allowing QuickBooks to run properly. Most likely the communication between the database manager and data file is experiencing some sort of disturbance.


    • QuickBooks Network device file has been detached from the QuickBooks Log files.


    • System resources are getting blocked by the Windows firewall and require configuration accordingly.


Now, to learn the procedure to get rid of the aforementioned error, you will need to read the following article: How to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 6010?

I am glad that I was able to answer your question and provide you with a brief idea about the error QuickBooks error 6010. If you still have any doubts and are facing any challenges resolving this error, I can recommend you an Expert ProAdvisor Support

Answered on September 27, 2019.

Your Answer

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.