Here’s What to Do to Rectify QuickBooks Error 6138 105

Are you unable to open your company file and experiencing QuickBooks error 6138 105? If this is what you are going through, you must follow this comprehensive guide to fix the ongoing issues and open the company file successfully. 


Error 6138 105 mainly appears when opening a company file hosted on a host computer rather than the server. In QuickBooks, a server computer hosts your company files, and other computers connect with it on a network known as a workstation. To access the company file successfully, you have to make sure your company file is hosted on the server. Follow this guide thoroughly to fix the ongoing issues and eliminate error code 6138 105 successfully. 


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What Causes Company File Error 6138 105 in QuickBooks?  

Company file error 6138 105 prevents users from accessing their company files in multi-user mode. There can be multiple reasons behind this interruption; to know about these, read the pointers given below.  

  • You are trying to open a company file hosted by a workstation, not the server, which triggers error 6138 105

  • The corrupted or damaged .ND and .TLG file components can prevent you from accessing the data file. 

  • Some of the common network connection or hosting issues can be the reason behind the ongoing error.  

Use These Methods to Troubleshoot Error 6138 105 in QB Desktop 

Fixing these issues is necessary to eliminate error 6138 105 and download these updates successfully. Go through the workarounds provided below and make sure to follow each one with extreme care.   

Solution 1: Make Sure Hosting is Turned Off on Your Workstations 

If your company file is hosted on a workstation rather than a server, you can’t open your company file. A server computer is the one that hosts your company file, and others are connected with it. 

  • Open QuickBooks on any of your workstations. 

  • Go to its menu bar and select ‘File.’

  • Select ‘Utilities’ from the dropdown menu and then click ‘Stop Hosting Multi-User Access’ if it’s an option. 

  • If you see the ‘Host Multi-User Access’ option, don’t select it and move to another workstation connected to the server. 

  • Make sure multi-user access is off on every workstation. 

  • When done, open the server computer and click the ‘File’ menu. 

  • Select ‘Utilities’ and click ‘Host Multi-User Access’ from the options. 

  • When done, try again to open the data file and ensure error 6138 105 is fixed.  

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Solution 2: Rename the .ND and .TLG Files and Run the Database Server Manager 

The .ND and .TLG files are the configuration files that allow QuickBooks to open a company file on a network. If these files are damaged or corrupted, you can’t access the data file. Follow the steps given below to fix these files: 

  • Go to the default location of the folders where your company files are saved. 

  • Look for the files with the same name as your company file but with the extension in the last: company_file.qbw.nd, company_file.qbw.tlg. 

  • Right-click on each file and add .OLD at the end of these file names as company_file.qbw.nd.old, company_file.qbw.tlg.old.

After fixing issues with the configuration files, run the Database Server Manager on your server computer to scan these configuration files to provide multi-user access. 

  • In the tool hub, select the ‘Network Issues’ menu. 

  • From the dropdown menu, select ‘QuickBooks Database Server Manager.’ Make sure QuickBooks is installed on your server computer. 

  • Look for your company file and click ‘Start Scan.’ If you don’t find your company files, select ‘Browse’ and locate the company file, then select ‘Start Scan.’

  • When done, open the company file on your server computer. 

Carefully follow all the troubleshooting solutions provided in this guide to rectify QuickBooks error 6138 105. If these solutions don’t help you fix this error, connect with the industry experts at +1-(855)-955-1942 and consult the issues you are facing. 

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