This is a common error.when this error is common Error. This error code shows a message i.e “80070057: the parameter is incorrect”when  the user tries to open a company file. It means that user has not enough permission to delete this file from the particular must have read/write and create/delete right to access the company file.


Why is this Error 80070057 happening?

There is the various possible reason for this error:

  • If the extension was changed Quickbooks not able read the company file.

  • Maybe Quickbooks Installation Is damaged.

  • Quickbooks for window file extension is wrong type:qbm,.qbb,qbx.

  • You are using  third party firewall that is not configured for Quickbooks.

  • You are typing to open a portable file without having quickbooks open.


How to Resolve QuickBooks Error 80070057?

Follow below steps and fix this issue:

Solution 1:verify the company file name Extension

  • Right-click the company file.

  • Choose properties.

  • Click the Quickbooks tab.

  • Note the file extension in the file name field and Quickbooks Version in the last with a file

  • Click ok.

Change the Extension

  • Create a new folder.

  • Copy the company file and paste it in a new folder.

  • You are using third party firewall that is not configured for QuickBooks.

  • Without having QuickBooks open you are trying to open a portable file

  • Maybe you are working on a file which is situated in USB flash drive.

  • QuickBooks detects the damage in your company file at the time of installation of Quickbooks.

Copy the company file and paste it in another folder in flash drive   

  • Open the window Explorer with opening Quickbooks Desktop.

  • Go to to the “File“ option right-click and select the new Folder.

  • Now, copy the company file.Qbw from flash drive and paste it in a new folder.

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop and open a new folder

Solution 2: Handle installation of QuickBooks Desktop.

Perform clean install during uninstall and reinstall Quickbooks Desktop.


Solution 3: If Converting files from Mac to Windows

Use the Backup option in Windows function to convert QB from Macintosh to Windows.


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