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What to do if you Get QuickBooks Abort Error?


Errors are not uncommon in applications. No matter how good an application is, you will face an error once in a while. QuickBooks is a high ranking application but not free from errors. The most unexpected error you will encounter in QuickBooks is QuickBooks Abort Error. Different causes can trigger this abort error. You need to figure out what caused the error on your computer and then implement the relevant solution accordingly. The information provided below in this article will help you understand the causes and the solutions to the error. Read the entire article to know more about the abort error in QuickBooks.

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Reasons for the cause of Abort Error in QuickBooks

  1. Damaged QBWUSER.INI file.
  2. Improper Hosting settings.
  3. Data damage in the company file.
  4. Corrupted network data (.ND file).


Various other reasons can cause the error. Determining the cause is important because you can easily find the solution based on what caused the error on your computer. However, if you fail to find the cause of the error, you can randomly implement the solutions based on your knowledge of the situation.

Solutions to Quickly Fix Abort Error in QuickBooks

1.Recreate the Network Data (.ND) File

The network data file is a configuration file that allows you to access the company files. A corrupted network data file can prevent you from opening the company files in QuickBooks. You need to fix the corrupted Network Data file by recreating it in QuickBooks. The instructions to recreate the network data file in QuickBooks are provided below:

  • Open the Windows File Manager and search QuickBooks Installation Directory.
  • You will find the network data file in the QuickBooks installation directory. The network data file has the same name as your company file and a .ND extension.
  • Right-click the network data file.
  • Select the Rename option.
  • Type .OLD after the .nd extension when renaming the file.
  • Press Enter on your keyboard to save the changes.
  • Finally, open your company file again and check if the error is fixed.

2.Check the Hosting Settings on your Server and the Computer

You need to make sure only your server is hosting the multi-user access. Many workstations hosting multi-user access can trigger the error. Follow the steps listed below to verify the hosting settings:

  • Open your QuickBooks application.
  • Select the File menu from the upper right corner.
  • Choose the Utilities drop-down.
  • Then click the Host Multi-user Access option if available under the Utilities drop-down. Move on to the next step without doing anything if the option is not available.
  • After that, open the QuickBooks app on your workstation.
  • Open the File menu again and click Utilities.
  • Select the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option if visible. Move to the next step if stop hosting multi-user access is not visible under the utilities drop-down.
  • Finally, reopen QuickBooks and see if the error persists.


This article explains the cause and solutions to QuickBooks Abort Error. Recreating the network data file in QuickBooks and verifying the hosting settings on the server and the workstations are the two most effective solutions described above in this article. If the error not resolved yet, damaged company data might be causing the error. You need to rebuild the company file data to fix the error. Dial 800.583.0572 if you have any doubts you want to clear from a QuickBooks Expert.