QuickBooks Desktop Won’t Open? Try these Ways to Fix it

QuickBooks Desktop Won’t Open! Try these Ways to Fix it

QuickBooks users can handle all business accounting with it, but sometimes it won’t open, which can be a huge trouble. Since millions of businesses use QuickBooks every day, when QuickBooks Desktop won’t open, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible. It usually happens when your computer’s Windows firewall and security settings limit QuickBooks Desktop. There could also be problems with installation files, company files, or both. To fix this problem, you can use the QuickBooks file doctor from the QuickBooks tool hub and check the security settings of the Windows firewall. Make sure to read this blog all the way to the end, as it will walk you through some instant solutions to resolve this issue in no time.

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What are Some Possible Reasons Why QuickBooks Desktop Doesn’t Start or Won’t Open? 

Some of the things due to which your QuickBooks Desktop Won’t open are as follows.

  1. The Windows firewall and security settings on your computer may not work well with QuickBooks or limit what it can do. 

  2. There may have been some kind of damage to the QuickBooks program files. 

  3. There may have been some damage to your QuickBooks company file. 

  4. It’s possible that a third-party program is interfering with QuickBooks Desktop. 

What should be done to stop QuickBooks from breaking all the time?

If you are wondering why my QuickBooks won’t open and how to fix it, follow the solutions below.

Solution 1: Use the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool from the QuickBooks tool Hub to Check Your Network and the Company Files

Follow the instructions below if your QuickBooks won’t open.

  1. Using your computer’s web browser, go to the official Intuit website to download the latest version of the QuickBooks tool hub and save it to an easy-to-find place. 

  2. To install the tool hub, run the QuickBooksToolHub.exe setup file that you just downloaded. 

  3. Go straight to the ‘Company File Issues’ section in Tool Hub and choose ‘File Doctor.’ 

  4. In the File Doctor, select your company file that is having issues, and later check the issues in the network. 

  5. When asked, enter your QuickBooks admin password, and check if the issue has been resolved.

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Solution 2: Make Sure the Windows Firewall doesn’t block the QuickBooks Desktop

Follow the steps below to set up the Windows firewall so that the QuickBooks software can get through it.

  1. Open your Windows firewall from the Start menu, and then click on Advanced Settings. 

  2. Right-click on the incoming rules and choose ‘Program’ from the menu. 

  3. The next step is to make a rule called QBFirewallException (name.exe). 

  4. Use the same methods to make outbound rules for QuickBooks.



Here are a few ideas for how to fix QuickBooks Desktop won’t open issue. Before you implement the solutions in this article, you should read them carefully. If your QuickBooks Pro 2016 won’t open even after you’ve tried troubleshooting, dial TFN +1(855)-955-1942 and get in touch with our support team for quick help and support.


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