QuickBooks Point of Sale is a QuickBooks version made especially for maintaining the day to day transactional records of a business. Just like all the other QuickBooks versions, QuickBooks Point of Sale also automates the monotonous tasks and increases the overall efficiency and growth of the organization. You can also avail the premium QuickBooks POS Support Services by dialing the toll-free QuickBooks POS Support Phone Number from your cell. QuickBooks POS is prone to encounter errors like the QuickBooks Error 181016. You can get assistance in resolving the error from the QuickBooks Experts or follow this step-by-step guide to fixing the error manually.

The error message on your screen will be:

“Problem could not create company: [Company Name]”

“Problem could not open the QuickBooks Point of Sale Data: [Company Name]”

“Errors: Could not connect to the database or Could not load database”

Causes Of The QuickBooks POS Error 181016

  • You are not logged in as an Administrator
  • QuickBooks Company Data is corrupted
  • Firewall or Anti-virus interfering with QuickBooks
  • You have more than one version of QuickBooks POS installed on your computer
  • TCP/IP is disabled or damaged.

How To Resolve The QuickBooks POS Error 181016?

Solution 1: Verify that you are logged in as an Administrator

  • Open the Run window on your screen by pressing the keys Windows and R together.
  • Type in Control Panel then hit enter.
  • Click on the View by tab, then select Small icons.
  • Choose User Accounts.
  • Choose Manage another account.
  • Make sure that the account type that you are logged in as an Administrator one.

Solution 2:  Verify the Company file name

  • Navigate to File > Company Operations > Open Existing Company.
  • Search Existing Company data window for the Company file name.
  • If the same company name is shown more than one time, rename/delete the duplicate file.

Solution 3: Test for the possible Data problem

  • Go to File > Company Operations.
  • Choose to Create a new company.
  • Name the file “Test.”
  • If the Test file is opening without any error then try to open your Company file directly.
  • Go to File > Company Operations.
  • Choose Restore from Backup, then select Next.
  • Choose Browse to alternate backup file, then select Browse.
  • Navigate to: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale XX\Data\[your company name]
  • Choose the file qbpos.db, then select Open > Ok.
  • Provide a new and distinctive name for your QuickBooks Company File.

Solution 4: Rename the Company File

  • Navigate to C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\Data\[your company name]
  • Select your file and right-click on it.
  • Choose rename and enter the new file name.
  • Re-open your Company File in QuickBooks POS.

Solution 5: Use QBPOS Tool

Use the QBPOS Troubleshoot Connection Tool to verify:

  • If Database manager is initialized appropriately.
  • QuickBooks POS is installed as a Server.
  • Firewalls are not interfering database access
  • TCP/IP protocol is working properly.

Looking For Support? Contact Our ProAdvisors +1888-382-9112

For any help, contact the QuickBooks ProAdvisors by dialing the 24×7 available toll-free QuickBooks POS Support Number +1888-382-9112. For more advanced queries and questions associated with QuickBooks, you can get in touch with the QuickBooks Experts by using the QuickBooks POS Live Chat Support on our website.


How To Fix QuickBooks POS Error 181016

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