Repair QuickBooks Error 80070057 “The Parameter is incorrect”

Here read the causes, symptoms and learn how to fix the QuickBooks error 80070057 and “the parameter is incorrect”.

Software and errors go hand in hand with each other, probably that’s why QuickBooks faces technical or functional errors from time to time. QuickBooks Error 80070057 is one of those errors that users usually report. When the user attempts to open the organization/company file you can view the error following with an error message.

This error code indicates that you are not allowed or have adequate permissions to delete the files from the specific folder. For running QuickBooks services for multiple users you require read & write access and to create & delete rights to the folder that is the location of the organizational file.

Introduction of QuickBooks Error Code 80070057

QuickBooks Error Code 80080057 commonly occurs when you try to open the file from a workstation located on a server or a Host computer, also referred to as QuickBooks Multi-user Setup.

Main Causes of QuickBooks Error 80070057

Different causes can show up the Error 80070057. Most of the errors are related to communication issues with the company files over the network on a different server or host.

  • QuickBooks can’t read your company file because the company file extension was changed.
  • Perhaps QuickBooks installation is damaged
  • QuickBooks Windows file extension maybe wrong: .qbm, .qbb, .qbx
  • Using a third-party firewall that is not configured for QuickBooks.
  • When opening a portable file without opening QuickBooks.
  • QuickBooks find the damaged company file at the time of installation of QuickBooks.

Reason Behind the QuickBooks Error 80070057

There are multiple reasons why the error occurs. If at any point in time you face any confusion then give us a call.

  • Manually renamed of QuickBooks file with a .QBB file extension.
  • Try to open a portable company file (.qbm) without opening the QuickBooks application.
  • Damage in QuickBooks installation.
  • QB identifies data damage in the company file while converting or building backup or portable company files.
  • Wrongly renamed QuickBooks for Windows file extension.
  • Approaching organization file saved on a USB (Flash) drive.
  • QuickBooks application fails to read the organization file extension that was altered.

Troubleshooting Steps for QuickBooks Error Code 80070057

7 possible solutions can help you fix your issue. Follow the other one if the previous one doesn’t work for you. The solutions are offered for different variations of error occurrence.

Solution 1: Open Company File Once You are Logged in

  • Start the QuickBooks program.
  • Open the company files through QuickBooks if it does not open automatically.
  • Go to Windows Start -> select Programs -> Open QuickBooks
  • Click on the right QuickBooks version you want to open
  • Select File -> Open or Restore Company.

Solution 2: Download & Run the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool

  • From the website download, install, and run the QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool
  • The tool diagnoses the damaged data and gives two options: Restore a recently backed up company file
  • Restore all or most of your data using Auto Data Recovery.
  • QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2010 R12 and later or QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2011 R6 and later only. (Follow the same process for every QuickBooks release after QB 2012.
  • Attach your file to the Data Recovery Team.
  • If no damage in Company File is identified it indicates that the company file is ok.
  • Move to the next solution.

Solution 3: Download & Run the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool

  • Download the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool from the web page.
  • Agree to the terms & conditions and follow the wizard to install and use the tool.
  • To learn to use the tool you could follow the instructions provided.
  • If you are not out of the error you immediately move to the following solution.

Solution 4: Update QuickBooks Version to the Latest Release

  • Update your QB version to the latest product release
  • Select Update to the Latest Release web page
  • Ensure to select the product
  • Select and follow the instructions as provided by the update options: Automatic Updates.
  • Manual Updates.

Solution 5: Configure Your Firewall Software

  • In case you fail to set up a firewall with the Connection Diagnostic tool and can opt for manual setup of the firewall.
  • Select Firewall and Internet security for the latest updates and network access to see the required specifications.
  • Go step by step to set up your firewall to allow Internet access to the QuickBooks files on all systems.

Solution 6: Set up BitDefender to Permit QuickBooks communication

  • Go to BitDefender 10.0 -> choose Antivirus.
  • Choose Custom level -> Click Exclude path from the scan.
  • Click the New Item -> Click the mapped drive or UNC path
  • In case you are unable to protect BitDefender from blocking QuickBooks communication, contact BitDefender Technical Consultant.

Manual Resolution QuickBooks Error Code 80070057

A. Rename the .ND File

  • Manual resolution steps can be followed in case the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool fails to run successfully on your computer.
  • Search for .nd files:
    • Windows 7: Click the Windows Start -> Search field, enter *.nd.
    • Windows Vista: Click the Windows Start -> select Search -> enter *.nd.
    • Windows XP: Click the Windows Start -> Choose Search for specific files or folders.
  • Select all files and folders or part of the file name field, and enter *.nd.
  • Click Search -> Delete the .nd files
  • Go to the first .nd file to highlight it
  • Click & choose Delete.
  • Confirm yes in the Confirm File Delete window.
  • Repeat the above steps for the .nd file.

B. Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager on Server

  • Download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Now, select Network Issues.
  • After that select QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Select the Start Scan option under the QuickBooks Database Server Manager, (if your company file folders are displayed), (if not browse to the location of the company file and then select Start Scan.)
  • Select Close.
  • Attempt to open the file again.

The QuickBooks error consultant with their experience and knowledge provides a feasible solution to fix the issue in the minimum wait time. They are also approachable through email and live chat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to Cross-check the company file name extension?

Yes, it is certainly possible to Cross-check the company file name extension. 
Here’s how to do it:

First and foremost, proceed to change the current extension. 
Then next, Copy and paste the corporate file into a separate folder on the flash device.
To begin, launch QuickBooks on your favorite browser.
Next, Select the New folder icon from the File menu.
Then, duplicate the company file.
After the subsequent step QBW to the new folder and then unplug the flash disc.
Finally, launch QuickBooks Desktop to have access to the new folder.

What exactly does the Quickbooks error 80070057 constitute?

QuickBooks error 80070057 is highly associated with communication difficulties along with the QB company file all over different machines.

What is the clear indication of this QuickBooks error code 80070057?

There is a lack of necessary right to delete or remove the QuickBooks files that are in the given folder, which is a direct indication of QB error code 80070057.

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