Warning: The file you specified cannot be opened 14


So I installed my brand new copy of QuickBooks Enterprise 2014 and what should pop up but a Warning that says, “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 was ‘The system cannot find the path specified’.  With an OK button.  So I click on the OK button and behold, it pops up again, and again and again and again…….
Multiple Abort Screen -2

 

So after clicking “OK” for a hundred times, then this warning finally pops up….

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 was ‘Access is denied.’“.

Multiple Abort Screen -2

 

 

So I clicked, “OK” on this one but only twice…and then the previous error popped up again.  Well I clicked on okay a few times more and finally my QuickBooks was open.  I knew that I did not want to go through this a 100 times so I did some research and found out what you need to do:

Windows 8/Server 2012

  1. Ensure QuickBooks is closed.
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ through Windows Explorer.
    1. Note: If you see C:\Program Files (x86)\, go to that folder instead as that means you have a 64bit computer.
  3. Right-click on the Intuit folder.
  4. Choose Properties.
  5. Click the Security tab.
  6. Click the Advanced button.
  7. In the Owner field up top, ensure the Users group is selected. If you see SYSTEM or something other than Users, you will need to take ownership of the Intuit folder.
  8. In the Intuit folder properties window, and on the security tab, now click the Edit button.
  9. Select Users (YOUR USER NAME\Users) and make sure Full Control has a check mark in it.
  10. Click Ok to exit the Intuit folder properties window.
  11. See if this resolves the issue you were experiencing. If not, you will need to repeat these steps above for these additional Intuit folder locations:
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit (Note: if you are on a 64bit computer, you will need to use C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit)
    • C:\ProgramData\Intuit
    • C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Intuit
Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Ensure QuickBooks is closed.
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ through Windows Explorer.
    1. Note: If you see C:\Program Files (x86)\, go to that folder instead as that means you have a 64bit computer.
  3. Right-click on the Intuit folder.
  4. Choose Properties.
  5. Click the Security tab.
  6. Click the Advanced button.
  7. Click the Owner tab.
  8. In the Current Owner field up top, ensure the Users group is selected. If you see SYSTEM or something other than Users, you will need to take ownership of the Intuit folder.
  9. In the Intuit folder properties window, and on the security tab, now click the Edit button.
  10. Select Users (YOUR USER NAME\Users) and make sure Full Control has a check mark in it.
  11. Click Ok to exit the Intuit folder properties window.
  12. See if this resolves the issue you were experiencing. If not, you will need to repeat these steps above for these additional Intuit folder locations:
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit (Note: if you are on a 64bit computer, you will need to use C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit)
    • C:\ProgramData\Intuit
    • C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Intuit
Windows XP

  1. Ensure QuickBooks is closed.
  2. Be sure that simple file sharing is disabled:
    1. Double-click the My Computer icon.
    2. Select the Tools menu and choose Folder Options.
    3. Click the View tab, and scroll to the bottom of the list.
    4. Click to clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) checkbox and click OK.
  3. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ through Windows Explorer.
  4. Choose Properties.
  5. Click the Security tab.
  6. Click the Advanced button.
  7. Click the Owner tab.
  8. In the Current Owner field up top, ensure the Users group is selected. If you see SYSTEM or something other than Users, you will need to take ownership of the Intuit folder.
  9. In the Intuit folder properties window, and on the security tab, now click the Edit button.
  10. Select Users (YOUR USER NAME\Users) and make sure Full Control has a check mark in it.
  11. Click Ok to exit the Intuit folder properties window.
  12. See if this resolves the issue you were experiencing. If not, you will need to repeat these steps above for these additional Intuit folder locations:
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Application Data\Intuit

Then I reopened QuickBooks and the error was gone.  I added a little modifications myself but overall, was happy to be relieved of the incessant clicking of a “OK” button.  Call QB Services if you have questions.

 

 

 

 


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