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Qrew Member
2 months ago

Fixing QuickBooks File Doctor Won't Open Error

QuickBooks File Doctor won't open despite numerous attempts. No error messages, it simply won't launch. How can I resolve this issue and get QuickBooks File Doctor to open properly?

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  • Hi CharlesPDunn456 

    If you encounter the error where QuickBooks File Doctor won't open, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve it:

    1. Check System Requirements: Ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for QuickBooks File Doctor. Update your operating system if necessary.
    2. Run as Administrator: Right-click on the QuickBooks File Doctor icon and select "Run as Administrator" to give it the necessary permissions.
    3. Disable Antivirus Software: Temporarily disable any antivirus or security software that may be blocking QuickBooks File Doctor from opening.
    4. Reinstall QuickBooks Tool Hub: Uninstall and reinstall the QuickBooks Tool Hub, which includes the File Doctor tool. Ensure you download it from the official Intuit website.
    5. Use Compatibility Mode: Right-click on the QuickBooks File Doctor shortcut, go to Properties, and under the Compatibility tab, check the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select an older version of Windows.
    6. Contact QuickBooks Support: If the issue persists, reach out to QuickBooks support for further assistance and troubleshooting.

    By following these steps, you can effectively troubleshoot and resolve the issue of QuickBooks File Doctor not opening, ensuring you can diagnose and fix any file-related issues within QuickBooks.