QuickBooks Error 80070057

QuickBooks Error 80070057: Troubleshooting and QuickFixes

Encountering QuickBooks Error 80070057 can throw a wrench in your accounting session, especially when faced with the horrible messages, “The parameter is incorrect.” We understand the frustration and confusion this can cause, especially since it’s a common error many QuickBooks accountants come across. In this case, we got you covered. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a clearer understanding of this error and how to resolve it. 

Moreover, the message “The parameter is incorrect” is always not the case. You may observe additional texts added up with the string and with similar but different error codes. We will discuss that too in the later part of this article. Let’s dive deep into this error code.

What is QuickBooks Error 80070057? 

QuickBooks Error 80070057 is a common error that users encounter while accounting with QuickBooks, the widely used accounting software. This error generally indicates that the user does not have sufficient permissions to delete or access the company files from a specified folder. When you try to open a company file, you might see an error message saying, “The parameter is incorrect” alone or the combination of error code and message mentioned below-

Error CodeError Message
Error Code 80070057“The parameter is incorrect” or “You do not have sufficient permissions”
Error Code 80070057“There was an unexpected error reported while trying to run QuickBooks”
Code 0x80070057“The parameter is incorrect”. There was an unexpected error reported while trying to run QuickBooks with a company file [URL & Name].
Error Code 80070057:“The Parameter is incorrect” when clicking on a QBB, QBM, QBW, ND, or TLG file from a Google Search Timeline.
Code 0x8007005“The parameter is incorrect” and You do not have sufficient permissions to delete files

Why Does Error 80070057 Occur?

The possible reason for the occurrence of QuickBooks Error 80070057 are-

  1. Damaged (.ND) Network Data File(s)- The .ND (Network Data) file in QuickBooks is essential for accessing company files over a network in multi-user mode. This file may become susceptible to damage from various reasons  like abrupt system shutdowns, network connection interruptions, outdated software, or conflicts with third-party tools, leading to the error 80070057.
  2. Messed up Firewall & Internet Security Setting- QB error 80070057 can occur due to hindrance of firewall and internet security settings & configurations with legitimate processes of QuickBooks, blocking their access or operation. This can restrict necessary data transfer or execution of any QuickBooks process, leading to manifest this error. Proper configuration can resolve the issue.
  3. Directly Accessing Company File(s) from Server- When a QuickBooks user directly accesses a company file via a shared folder, typically only the server or host computer has permissions to open these server files. This may be another reason that can lead to QuickBooks Error Code 80070057.
  4. Company File Not Readable- QuickBooks is not able to read your company file due to change in its extension. The correct extension for the company file is (.qbw).
  5. Improper Installation of QuickBooks- When the problem is not in the roots, you must check the trunk ie Error is nowhere but in QuickBooks itself.
  6. Using Third Party Software- Some security software like Antivirus, Firewalls etc may identify the process of data transfer as suspicious behavior and block it leading to the error 80070057.

What are the Signs/Behavior of QuickBooks Error 80070057?

Before we move to discuss various methods to resolve the error, let’s first talk about the sign and symptom that this error may show up-

  • The system may become slow to respond or experience consistent crashes.
  • The following Error box shows up frequently.
  • Notably, the computer tends to freeze regularly.
  • QuickBooks Desktop often shuts down unexpectedly.
  • You might not have permissions to edit, access or delete your company files.

Methodologies to Troubleshoot the QuickBooks Error Code 80070057

Till now, You must be clear in your thoughts why this error may be occurring. With so many causes, the solutions are also in abundance. Let’s discuss each of them one by one.

Solution 1: Open your company file correctly

Let’s do some basic stuff properly. The correct method to open the company file is described below.

  1. Open QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Select the company file.
  3. Select Open.

Solution 2: Update QuickBooks to The Latest Released Version

  • Launch QuickBooks and navigate to the “Help Menu”. 
  • From there, select “Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  •  Next, choose the “Update Now” tab. From the available list, pick the updates you want and press “Get Updates”. For additional details on each update, check the Updates column and click on the “Maintenance Releases” link. 
  • This will direct you to a page describing the enhancements in that update. 
  • Now, Click “Get Updates”
  • After updating, close and reopen QuickBooks. A prompt will appear inquiring whether you’d like to implement the update immediately or at a later time. 
  • Upon seeing this prompt, select Install Now (or Yes). 
  • Now, You can now check if the error is resolved.

Note: Once the update finishes, it’s advised to reboot your computer.

Solution 3: Use QuickBooks File Doctor to Diagnose The Error

With QuickBooks File Doctor, You can easily resolve this error in a few simple steps.

Firstly, You need to download QuickBooks Tool Hub and navigate to the “Company File Issues” tab and follow the following steps.

  • Download and Run the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool highlighted in the tab.
  • Choose the affected company file by browsing the correct directory where the company file is stored.
  • Choose the “Check Your File” option from there.
  • In the next step, You will be prompted to enter the admin User ID and Password.
  • Press Continue, and Your error will be resolved.

Solution 4: Move the Company File/s to the default location

Moving the company file to the default location may solve the error if the company file has got saved on the other location by mistake. Just follow the steps and give it a try

  • Firstly, Close the QuickBooks desktop.
  • Open the company file location and Copy the file to the default location i.e. C:/Users/Public/PublicDocuments/Intuit/QuickBooks/Company Files
  • Now, Relaunch QuickBooks along with the company file stored at the default location. 

Resolving the Error 800070057 Manually

When the tools can’t come into rescue, we will now try to resolve the error manually. Let’s know how to do it.

Step 1: Renaming the .ND File

  • Browse the location of the affected company file.
  • Look for the corresponding .ND file of the affected file. Example DamagedCompanyFile.qbw.nd
  • Now Right Click and Rename the file with .old extension. Example DamagedCompanyFile.qbw.nd.old

Step 2: Running QuickBooks Database Server Manager on the Server

  • Navigate to the Network Issue Tab of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Select QuickBooks Database Server Manager, Maybe it will prompt you to download it if you haven’t in the past.
  • Start the Scan, by selecting the location of your company file.
  • After the scan is complete, Close the process and move ahead to check if the error is resolved.


Operating QuickBooks can be smooth, but occasional errors like Error 80070057 can be both confusing and frustrating. Whatever the reasons triggered this error, either firewall conflicts, corrupted .ND files, direct server access, or any of the other reasons mentioned, it’s crucial to find the root cause to apply the most effective solution.

This comprehensive guide has provided you with insights into the potential causes, signs, and various methodologies to address this problem, both with QuickBooks tools and manual way. Armed with this knowledge, you can now efficiently tackle Error 80070057 and ensure that your QuickBooks experience remains seamless. Always remember to maintain regular backups and keep your software up-to-date to minimize the chances of encountering such issues in the future.