How to Fix QuickBooks Error the File Exists?

If you are confronting the pop-up which says ‘QuickBooks Error the file exists’ then you don’t need to worry. This error is accompanied by the message that says ‘The file that you specified cannot be open. Make very sure that another program does not currently use the file.’ You can fix this issue by calling QuickBooks helpline number that stays accessible 24*7 round the clock to assist you in eradicating it from the roots.

Why QuickBooks Error “the File Exists” Occurs?

There are the following reasons why this error occurs in the first place:

  • When the Windows User Account Control is interfering with the QuickBooks.
  • If the QuickBooks users do not have login detail to access the Windows.
  • The internet connectivity is very slow.
  • If the setting of the internet and firewall is incorrect.
  • When the QuickBooks Desktop software is outdated.

Steps to Troubleshoot QuickBooks “The File Exists” Error

You need to perform following troubleshooting steps for fixing this error:

Check the Update for QuickBooks

  • You first need to open the QuickBooks software and then click on the Product information.
  • If the updated version is not installed, then go to the official page of QuickBooks.
  • Look for the setup file of latest QuickBooks version along with its year
  • Now click on the setup file to install the software.
  • Follow the onscreen instruction to complete the installation of QuickBooks.

Turn off Settings of User Account Control in Windows

  • Open the Run Window by pressing Window and R key together.
  • Now type Control Panel in the box and click enter.
  • Search for the Ussr’s Account and then tap on the change user account control setting.
  • Move the slider Never to Notify that will turn off the UAC settings.

Allow Full Control Access to the User

  • Open the File location of the QuickBooks.
  • Click on Backspace key and then by right-clicking on the QuickBooks Folder you can select the properties.
  • Click Edit> Add and then choose Everyone and at last click Ok to confirm it.
  • Now select the Full Control Action and then click on the Apply button.

Re-install QuickBooks Desktop

  • You first need to uninstall the earlier version of QuickBooks software installed on your system by going to the Control Panel.
  • Then you have to download the latest version of the QuickBooks software from the official website and save it someplace safe.
  • Now you need to click on the setup file to install the software on your system.
  • You have to follow all the instruction mentioned on the screen.

If at any point you find any difficulty while resolving the issue, then you can reach out to QuickBooks customer service number that is available 24*7. The experts are there to assist you in fixing the issue at hand by first understanding the error faced by the users.

How Do I Transfer Norton from one device to another?

If you want to transfer Norton software from one device to another, then it is not that easy as it appears. If you think you will uninstall Norton from one device and then install it in another device and then enter the activation key. Then it will not work in the new device, because the activation key was entered in one device, you first need to remove it from that device then only you can install the software on the new device. If you don’t know how to do it, then you can contact Norton customer service for seeking the assistance of the professionals.

Transfer Your Norton Security from One Device to Another Device

Norton membership is known to have a limited number of licenses that can be used for protecting your various device. If you have used your license and then want to transfer the license to another unused device, then you have first to check whether any license is left with the subscription or not. Follow the below-mentioned steps to transfer the license from one device to another in Norton:

Remove the Norton License from One Device

  • You need to sign-in the Norton antivirus.
  • Then click on the page of My Norton > Device Security > View Devices/ Review Devices.
  • Identify the devices that you do not want to protect in the Device Security page.
  • If you are not able to see any devices, then you need to click on the History to see the list of inactive devices.
  • You need to click on the ellipse icon that is present below the devices and then tap on the Manage License icon.
  • Now select the option of Remove License > Next.
  • Then click Yes to confirm it, once you have removed the license from a particular device. It means that the device is no longer protected.

Download and Install Norton in the New Device

  • Now in the new device, you have to go to the official website of Norton and click to download the set-up file of the latest version of the antivirus software.
  • Save the installation file in someplace safe and then double click on it run it as an administrator.
  • You have to follow the onscreen instruction to complete the installation of Norton antivirus.
  • When asked to enter the activation key then you need to type it so that your Norton software can be activated.

Also Read: How to Fix “Cannot Connect to Norton Server” Error

If at any point you find any difficulty while transferring Norton software from one device to another device, then you can take the assistance of the experts. You can call Norton helpline number which stays accessible 24*7 round the clock.