How can QuickBooks Error Code C=3 be fixed? - QBS Solved

Accounting and finance tasks have been made easy by the QuickBooks software. It offers a wide range of services, for instance generation of invoices, payroll services, writing checks and much more. QuickBooks is an amazing tool for your business. However, at times working on QuickBooks is affected by some errors. These errors can be very annoying, therefore it is recommended that you fix these errors as soon as possible. QuickBooks Error code C=3 is one such error. Error code C=3 happens only on Mac. Occurrence of the error does not allow you to open a QuickBooks file.

What is QuickBooks error code C=3?

Once you open QuickBooks , you might encounter error code C=3. To avoid this error it is required that you update the QuickBooks at regular intervals of time. The most common reason that results in QuickBooks Error Code C=3 is the damaged file in the QuickBooks . Sometimes Microsoft core XML services.dll might be missing and this causes Error Code C=3.

Causes for occurrence of QuickBooks Error code C=3:

  • Data files are disrupted. 
  • Some data files may be damaged. 
  • Corrupted QuickBooks files.
  • Low hard-disk space. 
  • Outdated version of QuickBooks. 

Fixation of Error Code C=3, the below given files are required:

  • Corrupted QuickBooks data file (.QBW).
  • Transaction log file in the same folder as corrupted QuickBooks file (.TLG).
  • Backup of the QuickBooks data file. 

Ways to fix QuickBooks Error Code C=3 are discussed below:

Solution 1: Free up space. 

  • First, you have to close QuickBooks on your Mac
  • Go to your desktop, and then press Command+F. 
  • You have to choose ‘This Mac’.
  •  Now, you have to select ‘Other’ from the dropdown menu.
  • Tickle the file size and file extension, under the search extension menu.  

Solution 2: Run QuickBooks in safe mode.

  • For running QuickBooks in safe mode:
  • Make a double click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • Press the ctrl key.
  • QuickBooks and other company files open in the safe mode.
  • Now, you need to select the company file and begin to browse the file.
  • If the company file does not open, then you need to run, validate and rebuild the data.
  • Select the file that needs to be rebuilt.
  • Select the file operations.
  • And ensure that you have rebuilt data.
Solution 2: Run QuickBooks  in safe mode.

Solution 3: Reinstalling MSXML.dll files.

  • Open the download page.
  • Search for MSXML.dll files and proceed to install these files.
  • For this, double click the file and follow the onscreen steps.

Solution 4: Updating QuickBooks 

  • Open QuickBooks .
  • Reach the file menu.
  • From the drop-down, you need to reach the update option.
  • Continue to update QuickBooks .
Solution 4: Updating QuickBooks

Solution 5: Performing QuickBooks  clean installation.

  • Open the control panel.
  • Reach the programs and features option.
  • Go to the uninstall tab.
  • From the list of programs, Select QuickBooks .
  • Click on uninstall.
Solution 5: Performing QuickBooks  clean installation.
  • Let the QuickBooks get uninstalled. 
  • Restart your system.
  • Now, download the QuickBooks  again.
  • Reinstall QuickBooks . 

Hopefully, your error code C=3 is now fixed with the help of methods discussed above. If you are stuck somewhere and are unable to resolve QuickBooks Error Code C=3 you can reach out to QBS Solved at +1(888) 910 1619 and our team of experts will help you in fixing Error Code C=3.