QuickBooks is a tool that is incorporated in each and every organization that deals with huge data storage and management. The software makes handling the data easier and making calculations or computations hassle-free. But there are times when the tool gets affected by some or the other technical issues. This is what restricts its action, thereby limiting user operations. One such error is the QuickBooks Download File not opening issue.

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Causes, Symptoms & Impact

The causes of the issue have been listed below:

  • Downloaded file is corrupt
  • The extension is not supported by the system
  • The downloaded file may be utilizing a more upgraded version of the QuickBooks software
  • You may be re-establishing the downloaded file onto your system

To make sure you are at a minimum risk of facing the downloaded file opening issue, you must ensure:

  • Utilizing the right type of program to open a file
  • It’s recommended not to download the file from a document sharing drive. If you have done so, download it again from some other source.

Read This: Opening and Closing an Existing Company File in QuickBooks

Using cloud hosting for QuickBooks

Being an owner of an organization, it becomes your responsibility to monitor the organization data entry and other activities performed on the company data file. To achieve this, you can opt for cloud hosting for QuickBooks services, which will enable you to enjoy 24/7-access to the file from anywhere through any device.

How to fix the error?

Solution 1: Download the file again and restore it from a local drive

  1. Download the file required
  2. Save it on a local location preferably Desktop
  3. Restore and install the file from there

Solution 2: Rename the file

  1. Create a copy of the file on the Desktop
  2. Right-click the copy
  3. Select Rename
  4. Rename the file with .QBM extension
  5. Try to open it

Solution 3: Change settings for ensuring compatibility

The problem may arise because of the incompatibility of the file. In that case:

  1. Start your PC and open Internet Explorer
  2. Press and hold Alt + T. This will open Tools menu
  3. Choose Security
  4. Clear Enable Protected Mode checkbox
  5. Add the website you’re downloading from as a Trusted sites
  6. Go to the Privacy tab
  7. Click Advanced button
  8. Tick the Override automatic cookie handling and Always allow session cookies checkboxes
  9. Go to the Privacy tab
  10. Check the Turn On Pop-up Blocker option
  11. Add the relevant URL, you’re downloading the file from
  12. Now uncheck the Turn On Pop-up Blocker option
  13. Browse to Tools in IE
  14. Go to Compatibility View Settings
  15. Add the URL
  16. Tick the Display All Websites in Compatibility View­ option
  17. Browse to Advanced tab of the Internet Options
  18. Uncheck the Enable Enhanced Protected Mode
  19. Close re-open IE
  20. On the Tools tab, select Internet Options
  21. Then click Security tab
  22. Choose Custom level
  23. Make sure you disable the Enable XSS Filter and Scripting of Java Applets
  24. Download the file again
  25. Try and open it

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