How To Fix QuickBooks Point of Sale Error 181016

QuickBooks Point of Sale is one of the most used retail solution, which is developed and marketed by Intuit. It is a comprehensive solution which is designed on user-friendly interface. While working on QuickBooks POS, there are certain circumstances where you may come across some technical issues. One such technical error is QuickBooks POS Error 181016.

Causes of QuickBooks POS Error 181016

When you are working on QuickBooks POS solution and you come across this error, then you will receive the following error message:

Error: 181016 “Problem could not open the QuickBooks Point of Sale data: [company name].”


Error: 181016 “Problem could not create company: [Company Name]”.

The above error is basically caused because of a non-unique company name in your network and it is blocked by your system’s firewall from communicating.

Here are some causes which may be responsible for this QuickBooks POS Error 181016:

  • Log in to the system as an “Administrator”.
  • Issues with company data folder which is stored in your computer.
  • System firewall and other antivirus software, installed in the system act as obstacle while opening files or folders.
  • System’s TCP/IP may be disabled or corrupt.


To resolve QuickBooks Point of Sale, the user has to follow the steps given below:

Method I:

  • Close all the programs and restart your system.
  • Log in to the system as an “Administrator”.
  • Open QuickBooks software.
  • To check data problem:
      • Click on File menu.
      • Open Company File.
      • Rename this file as “test” file.
  • Check for error in the newly created test file.
  • If error is not occurring then open original company file:
  • Go to “File” option.
  • Open “Company Data”.
  • Click on “Open” button.
  • Click on “Browse” and navigate into C:\ drive location, “Users\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale 8.0\Data\[your company name]\. Microsoft Vista users navigate to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale 8.0\Data\[your company name]\
  • Click on file with name “qbpos.db” and open it.
  • Click “OK”.
  • Create a new file so, click on Select File option > Company Data > Rename. Ensure that the data in the new file has the same data as the actual file.

Method II:

  • Open QBPOS Troubleshoot Connection Tool to check for database manager. The installation file should not be damaged or corrupt.
  • Check that system’s firewall is not obstructing software from accessing the database.
  • Check that TCP/IP is enabled in your computer.

The solutions above are recommended by Intuit experts. You can easily resolve your QuickBooks POS Error 181016, in case you have some queries or need some technical support, contact QuickBooks Point of Sale Support”. They are third-party consultancy who provides QuickBooks Point of Sale customer support globally. They have hired QB professionals who are Intuit certified and have experience in resolving all kinds of QuickBooks issues. To get in touch with them, you just have to give a call on their Toll-Free support phone number 1800-935-0532. You can also visit their website and request for online chat support.

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