QuickBooks Help: Error -6177,0: The path to the company file cannot be used, while using Clean Up Company Data


You may see an error while using the Clean Up Company Data Utility:

  • Error: The path to the company file cannot be used. (-6177,0)

Why this is happening

This error message occurs when the company file is located on the server or a remote location when using the Clean Up Company Data utility.

How to fix it

Restore your backup to your local hard drive and run the Clean Up Company Data utility again.

  1. Restore your backup from the Clean Up Company Data utility to your local hard drive.
  2. Open the company file on your hard drive
  3. Choose File > Utilities > Clean Up Company Data

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