QuickBooks - The File You Specified Cannot Be Opened - Windows Error - The File Exists

Error While Opening QuickBooks “The File You Specified Cannot Be Opened”. Window Error Message: “The File Exists”. This occurs when Windows is not able to install the updates properly.

QuickBooks The File You Specified Cannot Be Opened

QuickBooks Error Message “The File You Specified Cannot Be Opened. Make Sure That It Is Not Currently Being Used By Another Program Or A Read-Only File." The Windows Error: "The File Exists In QuickBooks", This Happens When Try To Process Payroll Forms Like Opening A Federal Or State Form Or Paying Scheduled Liabilities. Force Shutdown At That Point.

Such errors are usually prompted by the file being read incorrectly. To fix this:

  • Select OK on the error message. If the error keeps appearing, keep selecting OK until the update is 100% complete.
  • Close and reopen QuickBooks. 
  • Kindly confirm your QuickBooks has the latest update.
  • Shut your QuickBooks and Re-Open your computer.
  • Reopen QuickBooks as the Administrator.
  • If the error still appears, proceed to the steps below.
Read This: QuickBooks Error 6000 - How to Fix It

Open User Account Control Settings:

Access the Control Panel:
  • Windows 10: Select the find icon from the taskbar then type Control Panel. When located, select the Control Panel app to open.
In the search box, insert UAC then select Change UAC settings.

Do one of the following:
  • Close User Account Control: Actuate the slider to the Never notify position then select OK. If prompted, type the password or give confirmation. Open your PC to apply the changes.
  • Turn on UAC: Move the slider to choose when you want to be notified then select OK. If prompted, insert the password or present confirmation.

Additional steps to resolve the error:

  • Set-up Firewall and Internet security settings for QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Applying a wireless connection to download latest updates can produce unexpected outcomes. Examine using a cable-connected Internet connection when working to recover updates.
  • Run Reboot.bat.
  • Reinstall using the clean install.
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