QuickBooks comes with many exciting and useful tools, however, any software error can occur at any time. This article describes the error “QuickBooks 2020 Windows error the file exists, and its resolutions. You may face the error QuickBooks Windows error the file exists while paying scheduled liabilities, downloading and setup payroll updates in QuickBooks 2020, or opening a form. When the error QuickBooks 2020 Windows error the file exists comes it also displays a message on the computer screen as mentioned below.

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

Possible causes for the error – QuickBooks 2020 Desktop Windows Error “The File Exists”

If you have encountered the error QuickBooks 2020 Windows error file exists, you should be aware of the causes before proceeding to the resolutions. Below are the possible causes mentioned for this error.

  • While installing the QuickBooks Error message can be seen
  • Check if the QuickBooks 2020 Desktop application is outdated
  • Internet or firewall settings are not configured properly on the computer
  • Internet connection might be slow
  • QuickBooks users don’t have access to Windows credentials
  • Might be your Windows User Accounts Control is interfering with the QuickBooks

Methods  to sort out the error – QuickBooks Desktop 2020 windows Error “The File Exists”

Solution 1 – Check the QuickBooks Updates Desktop Application Updates

  • Initially go to QuickBooks Desktop and click on the Product Information option
  • After clicking on the Product Information option you can see the QuickBooks versions, now select the correct QuickBooks versions and year
  • Now you need to check, if the latest updates are available or not, to do that click on search and click on get the latest Update choice
  • Create a new folder and save the latest update file
  • Once downloaded file is saved, double click on installation file so that the file can be run and update process starts
  • Now finally, restart the computer

Solution 2 –  Turn off the User Account Control in Windows settings

  • Press Windows +R buttons to open the Control panel window
  • You can see a run window, type the Control Panel in the Run window and press Enter
  • After pressing Enter you need to search the user account from the search bar available at top of the Control Panel
  • Now change user account control settings through clicking on it
  • Now click on yes option and click the slider towards downwards so that it never notify, it also helps to turn off the UAC
  • Now, at last, restart your computer and update your QuickBooks Payroll

Solution 3 – Enable the Full control Access for the user

  • Now do right click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon and select the Open file location option
  • Now enter the backspace key
  • Do the right click on the QuickBooks folder and select the Properties option
  • Click on Edit option >> Select Add option
  • Select the users and then click ok
  • Make sure to select the Full Control Option
  • To confirm the changes click on Apply option

Solution 4 – Re Registering the QuickBooks.DLL and.OCX with Reboot.Bat file

  • First of all Quit or exit from the QuickBooks Desktop application
  • Go to QuickBooks Desktop icon and doing the right click select Properties option
  • Now get the reboot.bat file inside the File location
  • On Reboot.bat file do the right-click and select Run as Administrator option
  • Now automatically command prompt window scroll down all the files of QuickBooks, wait till this process ends
  • Once the command prompt window process is finished, restart your computer and check if the error still persists or not

Solution 5 – Install your QuickBooks again

  • Open the run window through pressing the Windows +R keys together
  • Type appwiz.cpl in the box and click enter
  • Now to uninstall the QuickBooks click twice on the QB icon and select option Uninstall
  • Proceed with the upcoming screen instructions to Uninstall the QuickBooks from windows
  • Once QB is uninstalled, download a fresh QuickBooks and save it on the computer
  • Now install the QuickBooks on the computer

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