QuickBooks Error C=342

Intuit is improving QuickBooks day by day so that users can take maximum benefits of the accounting software. Like other software, certain technical glitches can hinder your workflow. QuickBooks Error C=342 is one such issue. QuickBooks Error Code C=342 occurs when you try to open a damaged or corrupted company file. There is a possibility that the error can occur in any version of QuickBooks. Here in this article, we are going to discuss the issue and methods to resolve the QuickBooks Error C=342. If you need any assistance then you can contact QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-529-1015.

What Are The Causes Of QuickBooks Error C=342?

There could be many reasons for the error. You can contact QuickBooks Error Support for a quick resolution. QuickBooks Error C=342 can occur when:

  • The QuickBooks desktop icon or QBW32.EXE file is set to compatibility mode in Windows.
  • The QuickBooks company file is corrupted or damaged
  • The firewall or anti-virus installed in the system is blocking QuickBooks application to access the company file

How to fix QuickBooks Error C=342?

First of all, open a sample company file to find delete the data damage. If the error still exists then disable Windows compatibility mode. Now follow the below steps:

  • Open a QuickBooks sample company file:
    • Press and hold the Ctrl key on the keyboard while you open QuickBooks.
    • When the No Company Open window appears then e release the Ctrl Move to the next step if the error occurs before the No Company Open window appears.
    • Choose Open a sample file in the No Company Open window and click on any one of the sample files in the list.
      • If the sample file opens without any error then the company file is damaged. You can either Verify and rebuild QuickBooks company data or take restore company file from a backup.
      • If the error occurs when you open the sample file then move to the next step.
    • Disable the Windows compatibility mode setting for the QuickBooks desktop shortcut icon:
      • Right-click the QuickBooks icon and select Properties.
      • Press the Compatibility tab
      • Uncheck the Run this program in compatibility mode for and click OK. If that checkbox is unmarked then click Cancel and move to next step.
    • Disable the Windows compatibility mode setting for the QBW32.EXE file:
      • Right-click the QuickBooks icon and select Properties.
      • Select the Shortcut tab and click Find Target to open the QuickBooks installation folder.
      • Right-click on EXE file and select Properties.
      • Select the Compatibility tab.
      • Uncheck Run this program in compatibility mode for and click OK. If that checkbox is not selected then click Cancel.
      • Close all windows.
    • Open QuickBooks and your company file.

Reach For Technical Support

The above-mentioned steps will resolve QuickBooks Error C=342 easily. If you face any trouble while doing the above steps then you can contact QuickBooks Tech Support Number +1888-529-1015 for best possible resolution. Our experts are very skilled and seasoned to resolve any type of QuickBooks issue in quick time. As an alternative you ask for assistance on QuickBooks Live Chat Support.