What is Quick Books error 80070057?

Today I have tried open QuickBooks file and it is giving QuickBooks Error 0x80070057: the parameter is incorrect I wonder why? Is this because a problem with my QuickBooks or an issue with the company file. Can someone help me with the information to fix Error 80070057 in QuickBooks.

Asked on March 27, 2019 in Error Messages.
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The cause of QuickBooks error 80070057 is the user with you are trying to open QuickBooks, does not have adequate permissions. Another possibility is if you try to create/delete the file in the specified folder and you do not have sufficient privileges for same.

What triggers QuickBooks error 80070057:


    • Damaged missing QuickBooks Components.


    • Could be the file extension that usually is like. qbm, .qbb and .qbx is not correct.


    • QuickBooks might have detected damage in the company file while the user is installing the software.


    • Firewall or security software blocking QuickBooks.


    • QuickBooks is not working.


    • Your third-party firewall is not configured for QuickBooks exceptions.



How to get rid of QuickBooks error code 80070057:


    • Run QuickBooks Desktop as Administrator.


    • Open the company file from QuickBooks program.


    • Update QuickBooks to the Latest software release.


    • Use the QuickBooks File Doctor to fix file issues.


    • Configure the Firewall within the security software you have.



Now let’s find out how to perform the above steps in detail:

Run QuickBooks Desktop as Administrator:

    1. Right Click on the Shortcut icon on the desktop.


    1. Click on Run as Administrator.


Open the company file from QuickBooks program:

Every software has its own working procedure and QuickBooks has its own, as per the same every QuickBooks file need to open from within QuickBooks software, steps for same is below:

    1. If you are using Windows 8 or 10 then need to type “QuickBooks” in start search by pressing “Windows Key” next to “ALT” on the keyboard.


    1. Choose the QuickBooks version installed on the computer and it opens the file automatically, otherwise open the company file manually.


Update QuickBooks to the Latest software release:

Updating QuickBooks resolves many issues as developer sends the bug fixes and new features through it,

    1. Go to the “Help” menu and click on “Update QuickBooks”.


    1. You need to follow the on-screen instruction to Update QuickBooks if you want to know more about Updating QuickBooks in Detail click here.


Use the QuickBooks File Doctor to fix file issues:

QuickBooks File Doctor is an official tool to fix company file related issues, QuickBooks File Doctor will be useful.

Add port exceptions for QuickBooks:

Security software installed on the computer or a firewall blocking the QuickBooks. Add QuickBooks firewall ports to get rid of QuickBooks error 80070057.

For the complete procedure and more help regarding Firewall Configuration, you may look How to Configure QuickBooks Firewall.

Resolve the QuickBooks error 80070057 manually:

Lastly, try to resolve QuickBooks error 80070057 manually with the steps below:

    1. You need to find out where the company file is getting stored or the path of the location, press F2 on the keyboard and get the location of the company file.


    1. Go to that location and you will find the .nd file with the similar name as the company file name is and rename it with .old.


    1. Now you need to type “QuickBooks Database Manager” in start search to open the database manager and Click on the Re-scan button to re-scan the location of the company file.


Still, if you have any more question regarding error 80070057,  call us and speak to certified technicians.

Answered on March 29, 2019.

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