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Despite the impeccable features that QuickBooks provides its users with, there are yet a number of errors and bugs that users may encounter from time to time. QuickBooks error the file exists is one such error that occurs in a number of instances, such as while downloading payroll updates, opening a state or a federal form, or paying scheduled liabilities. As a QuickBooks user, you might get one of the following error messages on the screen, stating, “The Windows Error was the File Exits.” Or “The file you specified cannot be opened. It must not be already in use by another program or a read-only file.” There can be multiple factors causing the file exists error in QuickBooks Desktop that we are going to discuss further in this post alongside their troubleshooting solutions.
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On the No Company Open screen, go to the Help menu and choose the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.
Select the Options tab and then click on the Mark All option.
Hit the Save button.
Now, go to the Update Now tab and then checkmark the Reset Update checkbox.
Select the Get Updates option.
Once the update is downloaded, close the QuickBooks Desktop application.
Open QuickBooks Desktop and select the Yes option on the update Installer pop-up.
When QuickBooks updating finishes, restart the computer.
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