This is one of the most common errors you may come across while editing or starting the QuickBooks Company File that says: You Do Not Have Sufficient Permissions To The Specified Folder. This error related to the insufficient permissions to the specified folder comes with the following error message:

Reason Behind The Error That Says You Do Not Have Sufficient Permissions To The Specified Folder

  • The folder where the company file resides is corrupted.
  • You have saved the QB company file in the secured folder such as C:\\ drive of Program Files.
  • The lengthy path of the folder where the QB company file is stored, and as a result, the QB is unable to reach that folder.
  • The file resides in the secured location, and the user does not have valid permissions to access the file.
  • Disfigured QuickBooks company file.

Troubleshooting Steps To Fix This Insufficient Permissions Error

In this article, we have covered multiple troubleshooting steps to overcome this insufficient permissions error. When you are able to fix the error in the first step, you do not have to move to the next step. Let’s now turn to the steps to fix the error that says: You Do Not Have Sufficient Permissions To The Specified Folder.

Step 1: Download The QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

Whenever there are issues related to the Company File, QuickBooks File Doctor Tool is the best way to get rid of such errors. This tool is specially designed to auto-fix the issues related to the QB company file.

  • Open the official Intuit website and download the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool and install it in your system.
  • Open the tool and then full scan.
  • This tool will automatically diagnose the issues and fix them with just one click.
  • When the scanning end, reboot the system and then try to access QuickBooks.
  • If you are able to access it without any issue, it means that the error is resolved. If not, move to the next step.

Step 2: Open QuickBooks With Run As Administrator Option

  • Shut down the QuickBooks program along with all the related windows.
  • Locate the QB icon on your system desktop and right-click on that to select Properties from the dropdown menu.
  • Click on the Compatibility tab and select Run this program as administrator.
  • Type in the username and password when asked and click on apply and then Ok.

Step 3: Copy And Paste The QuickBooks Company File To The Default Location

  • Shut down the QuickBooks program along with all the related windows.
  • Start the windows explorer and go to the folder where the company file resides.
  • Find the QB Company file with .qbw extension and copy that.
  • Paste this file in the default location that is C://Users/Public/PublicDocuments/Intuit/QuickBooks/Company Files.
  • Try accessing the QB company file in this default location. This may fix the issue. If not, you can try the next method to fix the error.

Step 4: Make A New Folder For The QuickBooks Company File

  • Right-click anywhere in the same directory and choose the New Folder option from the dropdown.
  • Copy the company file and paste it to the recently created folder.
  • Set up folder permissions to share company files.
  • Run QuickBooks and go to the Files option.
  • Select open or restore a company and click on Open a company file. Then, tap the next button to move ahead.
  • Go to the newly created folder and run the QB company file.

Step 5: Examine And Set The Folder Permissions

  • Open the MS Word and type in Test. You can use the Notepad also.
  • Save this document in the same folder where the QB company file is saved.
  • If you can successfully save this file in the folder, it indicates that the folder has valid permissions. If you cannot save this file in the folder, you have to attempt setting the folder permissions to share the QB company file.

Contact QuickBooks Technical Department

If you follow the given troubleshooting steps in sequence, you will be able to resolve the QuickBooks Error that states: You Do Not Have Sufficient Permissions To The Specified Folder. In case you cannot fix the error that says You Do Not Have Sufficient Permissions To The Specified Folder, we suggest you contact our Intuit Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors on the toll-free QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1866-644-7717 to avail QuickBooks Tech Support.

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