QuickBooks Error Missing Name List

Missing Name List Problem

QuickBooks shows the error missing name list when QuickBooks name list is not having any name, or a name is not available in the name list. Some of the Frequent lists where this error comes from are vendor list, customer list, or another name list. The missing name list is one of the internal database error which doesn’t allow QuickBooks to open the data file.

You should start by opening a sample company file. This makes sure that the installation of QuickBooks is correct and not having any issues.

“Hi, I am not able to open up my QuickBooks company file as each time I open it gives me the same problem as: “We’re sorry. QuickBooks couldn’t open your company file. We’ll try to fix the problem. click START to begin. If the problem continues, contact support for assistance and report error code “MISSING NAME LIST Problem.” Please help what to do.”


  • May be your system files damaged
  • PC and your system improper shutdown
  • Incomplete installations of hardware/applications
  • Corrupted files
  • May be system has been affected by Malware or Virus

How to Fix QuickBooks Error Missing Name List Problem

quickbooks could not open company file

You can solve this error in three ways as mentioned below:

Total Time: 20 minutes

Method 1: Run QuickBooks File Doctor

You can take the help of QuickBooks File Doctor which repair the error itself. Most of the errors can be easily solved with the help of the QB file doctor.

🔹 Download and Install QuickBooks Tool Hub
🔹 Go to QuickBooks Tool Hub
🔹 Select your company file problems section
🔹 Select Run QuickBooks File Doctor
🔹 Wait, File doctor can take up to one minute to open
🔹 Select your company file, If don’t see your file (Browse and search to find the file)
🔹 Check your file and then click on the Continue button
🔹 Enter your QuickBooks administrator password and then select Next.

Method 2: Restore a Previous Backup of Company File

🔹 If you had taken any backup then you can restore a previous backup and again enter the transactions to this file.
🔹 Which makes it a current usable file this one is the simplest method.
🔹 However, this way is not an optimal solution because backup can be a few days old and data volume can make this option hectic.

Method 3: Use QuickBooks Data Recovery Service

🔹 Finally and lastly you can use a data recovery service (available only in QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise Solutions) that repairs the error and gives you an error-free file.
🔹 You can open the file with QuickBooks and it contains all the data as it is which you had earlier.

I hope above mention method will help you to fix the QuickBooks Error Missing Name List Problem. If you are not able to fix then call our QuickBooks error support experts and get the solutions with in a time frame.