Quickbooks Desktop 2022 Unrecoverable Error Fix

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably experiencing an “Unrecoverable error” in QuickBooks. Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. We’ve seen the community posts and forums with this error frequently. This error can be caused by various issues on different platforms (mobile app, desktop, or web).

In today’s post, we’ll be covering all the aspects related to the Unrecoverable error in QuickBooks. What does unrecoverable mean? Why are you encountering this, and how are you going to fix this?

You’ll get all your answers in this post. So, go through today’s post, resolve your Unrecoverable errors, and start working again as you did before.

What does unrecoverable error mean?

QuickBooks unrecoverable error means that the QuickBooks accounting software has encountered some application fault and these error codes cause QuickBooks to freeze, crash or stop working; these error codes may take place when you try to open the company file or while clicking on save, print, or ship icon, at the top of the transaction.

What causes QuickBook unrecoverable error?

It’s essential to determine the causes of the “Unrecoverable error” causing your issues, so let’s get started with the causes first. Below are some most common reasons why you’re getting the Unrecoverable error;

  • Using outdated Windows or QuickBooks versions
  • There’s some damage to your data
  • Maybe your computer is having some issues
  • Program code needs repairing

Common Unrecoverable error codes

Here are some standard unrecoverable error codes;

  • 00000 14775
  • 00000 15204
  • 00227 55008
  • 00551 46274
  • 02457 79428
  • 13730 84631
  • 13824 75582
  • 15563 13890
  • 19758 63847
  • 20103 33023
  • 20888 41171

You might encounter different error codes. 

Scenarios in which you can face the error

Here are some scenarios in which you can face the unrecoverable error on the QuickBooks;

  • While attempting to open a company file
  • Accessing the Open Previous Company feature
  • User saving a transaction
  • While updating the payroll software
  • Opening any window in QuickBooks (Home Page, Company Snapshot, Reports, Transaction)
  • Closing a company file
  • Closing any opened window in a company file
  • When you’re running Verify or Rebuild
  • When you Send payroll via Direct Deposit
  • Creating a backup of the company file
  • Creating a company file
  • Creating a portable file

Before Troubleshoot

Before moving on to the troubleshooting steps, we recommend you follow the given instructions;

Update the QuickBooks to the latest version

  1. First, click on the QuickBooks icon and run it as Administrator.
  2. Now, head to the Help > Update QuickBooks Desktop > Options.
  3. Select “Mark All” and click on ‘Save.” Then, enable the ‘Reset Update.’
  4. Now, click “Get Updates” and download the available updates.
  5. After that, close the window and re-open the QuickBooks.
  6. A message will appear on the screen asking you to install the downloaded updates. Click “Yes” to confirm.
  7. Lastly, reboot your desktop and launch the QuickBooks.

Backup your company file

It is essential to take the backup of your company file. To do so, below are the steps that’ll help in backup your data.

  1. Head to the File > Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Now, head to File again and hover the cursor over Back up Company. Then, select Create Local Backup.
  3. After that, select Local Backup and click on Next.
  4. Click on the Browser option and save the file where you want to.

How do I fix an unrecoverable error in QuickBooks?

Here, we’ve gathered and penned down the fixes that’ll help in fixing the Unrecoverable error in QuickBook. Make sure you’ll follow the given solutions as instructed.

How many users are affected?

  1. Head to the Company menu and select Set Up Users and Passwords > Set Up Users.
  2. Select Add Users.., type the username and password, and select Next.
  3. After that, customize the user and choose Finish.
  4. Then, go to the File menu and select Close Company/Logoff.
  5. Lastly, log in to the company file using the new credential.

Stop QuickBook Desktop from Accessing All Windows

  1. Press the Alt key and double-click on the QuickBooks icon.
  2. Now, enter the password, if required.
  3. After that, press the Alt key and wait for the file to open completely.
  4. Lastly, release the Alt key.

Once it’s done, change My preference settings or close all the windows (Inside QuickBooks) before logging out of QuickBooks.

Fix the QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Firstly, re-register the QB desktop.
  2. To do so, open the reboot.exe file.
  3. Now, navigate to the installed Microsoft.net framework.
  4. And repair the issue.
  5. After that, reinstall the QuickBooks desktop.

Try to update the software with the QuickBooks upgraded version.

Now, you need to run the QuickBooks component repair tool. This tool will fix the components and company files that became corrupted or damaged.

Run QuickBooks Component Repair Tool

  1. Download and Install the QuickBooks component repair tool. If it’s already installed, follow the next step.
  2. Now, run the tool and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. After that, try to update your Windows and restart your system.

Lastly, check if the issue is resolved or not.

Suppress the Desktop while opening QuickBooks and company file

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl key and double-click on the QuickBooks program icon.
  2. Hold the Ctrl key until the No Company Open windows open.
  3. Now, select the desired company file from the No Company Open window.
  4. And, press and hold the Alt key and click on Open. If log-in displays, release the Alt key and enter the credentials.
  5. Press and hold the Alt and select OK. Do not release the Alt key until your file is entirely open.
Open a Sample File

If the issue persists, try opening a sample company file. Opening a sample will identify if there’s some problem in your company file or QuickBook itself.

To open a sample file;

  1. Head to the No Company Open window and select Open a sample file.
  2. Now, select any sample file from the list.

If a sample file opens, your company file may be corrupted/damaged, or the folder where the company file is saved is damaged. Try to open the company file to another location.

Copy the Company File to another location
  1. Create a folder on the desktop, make a right-click and head to the New > Folder. Name the folder QBTEST.
  2. Head to the folder where the company file is saved, then, Copy the company file and paste it into the QBTEST folder.
  3. Now, open the company file from the QBTEST folder.
Run Quick Fix my program
  1. Head to the QuickBooks Tools Hub and select Program Problems.
  2. Now, click on the Quick Fix my program and let it run. This may take a while.
  3. Once it is finished, open the company file and check if the issue is resolved or not.

Run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  1. Open the QuickBooks Tools Hub and navigate to the Installation Issues.
  2. Now, select QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool. Let it run; it will take 20 minutes to end.
  3. Once the Tool completes the scan, reboot your desktop and run QuickBooks Desktop and check if this resolves the issue or not.

If you’re still encountering the issue, follow the next method.

Prevent the QBCF Monitor service from restarting on the workstation

  1. To open the Run window, press the Windows+R key.
  2. And, type services.msc and select OK.
  3. Now, scroll to the QBCFMonitorService and open the Properties.
  4.  After that, choose Disabled as Startup type and select Apply > OK.

Use Reboot.bat file

  1. Locate the file under C:\Program File(x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks xxx Ver 00.0.
  2. Now, go to the Reboot.bat file, right-click on it, and run the file as Admin.
  3. After that, reboot your desktop/pc and check whether the issue is fixed or not.

Create a New User Admin

Some QuickBooks users reported that after creating a new Administrator user account, they never encountered any Unrecoverable error on their QuickBooks. Try creating a new user account and check. Maybe creating a new account resolves your issue too.

On Windows 11/10

  1. Navigate to the Settings > Accounts >Family & other users.
  2. Under Other Users, click on Add someone else to this PC.
  3. Enter the credentials and select the account type as Administrator.
  4. After that, click OK, and your new user account will be created.

On Windows 8.1

  1. Head to the Control Panel > User Accounts.
  2. Now, select Manage another account > Other accounts > Add an account.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions, select the user account from Standard to Administrator, and click OK.

On Windows 8 and 7 

  1. Head to the Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage another account.
  2. Now, choose to create a new account and enter the credentials.
  3. After that, select Administrator and Create Account.

After creating the new admin user account, check to see if this fixes the Unrecoverable Error.

Unrecoverable Error when performing a bank reconciliation or viewing previous reconciliation reports

Are you encountering the Unrecoverable error while opening a PDF file (e.g., a previous bank reconciliation report) or when performing a bank reconciliation using an older version of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat?

To get this issue resolved, follow the below steps.

Update Adobe Reader to the latest version
  1. Open Adobe Reader and navigate to the Help >About Adobe Reader.
  2. Now, check which version you’re using. If you’re using an outdated version of Adobe Reader, download the latest version from the website of Adobe.
  3. Once it’s installed on your desktop, reboot your desktop and try to check if the issue is fixed or not.

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