What Is QuickBooks Error Code C=342?

QuickBooks Error C=342 appears while attempting to open a damaged QuickBooks company file. When the error occurs, the first thing that you need to do is restarting your computer and then try to create a new file again. This error can be frustrating for you as it can restrict you from accessing your company file. This error needs to be resolved as soon as possible and if you are looking for a solution then this article will be helpful for you as we are going to discuss the steps to resolve the error code C=342 in QuickBooks.

Why This Error Occurs In QuickBooks

Main causes behind the error code C=342 in QuickBooks are as given below:

  • QuickBooks Company Files are damaged
  • .exe is not compatible
  • QuickBooks database got corrupted
  • Firewall settings are not allowing the QuickBooks to access the company file
  • Antivirus software is restricting the software to access the company file

How To Fix QuickBooks Error Code C=342?

It is highly recommended by the experts that you must take a backup of your company files before making any major modification in your QuickBooks software so that you can restore the data in case if something goes wrong. To resolve the error code C=342, you can perform the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Run the Rebuild Utility

  • Run QuickBooks and click on File menu
  • Take your cursor to Utilities and then click on Rebuild Data
  • Perform the provided prompts in order to backup your QuickBooks company file

Important: You need to wait for the process to get finish and make sure that you do not close the QuickBooks software because it will stop the ongoing process.

  • Once the process is finishes, click on OK to close the window

Step 2: Run the Verify Utility

  • Run QuickBooks and click on File menu
  • Take your cursor to Utilities and then click on Rebuild Data
  • If the QuickBooks did not detect, it will say that no issue detected with your data.
  • Click on OK and use your Company File
  • In case, if there is an error identified with your company file a rebuild data window appear
  • You need to click on Close
  • Validate the log file. This file is also known as the brain of QuickBooks software and there should be no error in this particular file to run QuickBooks smoothly.
  • Open the log file press CTRL + F
  • Type Errors and hit the enter key
  • If there is an error identified in the file then you should contact the QuickBooks expert as soon as possible.

Technical Support For QuickBooks Error C=342

By following the above mentioned you will be able to rebuild the data but if you could not do it then it means that the QBWIN.log files have some errors.  In such circumstances, you should immediately contact the Intuit certified QuickBooks Experts of fixaccountingerror.com. To get in touch with the Experts, pick up your cell phone and call on the toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-567-1159. You can call on this number any second of the day as it is active 24-hours 365 days of the year.