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At the time of using statement writer, users might often face several issues. Today, we will be talking about the processes to fix the error with statement writer. The causes of this error can be many, which includes automatic Windows update, sudden changes with QuickBooks etc. Thus, if you are facing any kind of issue with statement writer, then today’s post will be of great help in fixing the issue. However, if you need any sort of technical assistance, then feel free to contact us via our helpline or live chat support.

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Procedures to Fix the QuickBooks Statement Writer Issues When Opening File

There are a couple of solutions that the users can implement, in order to get rid of the performance issues when using QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW).

Solution 1: Editing the QBDSK.INI file

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This solution will fix the QuickBooks SDK invalid result error while creating a new report in QuickBooks statement writer.

  • This can be done by moving to the location of the file C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBDSK.INI
  • And then, right click the QBDSK.INI file and select Open with then selecting notepad.

Now, add the following:







  • You need to save the changes by going to file and then save in notepad.
  • Also, reboot QuickBooks desktop.

Solution 2: Reviewing the .log file

  • You need to navigate to the location of the file: C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Statement Writer.
  • Also note that you might need to display Hidden files and folders in the folder is not appearing.
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  • After that open the isw.YYYY.log. This file shows user activity and errors that have occurred.
  • Now, check the cause behind the error.

See Also: How to Find QBWin.log or QuickBooks.log Files in QuickBooks?

Solution 3: Running QuickBooks statement writer diagnostics

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  • For this, select Preferences and formats from the Statement writer welcome page.
  • And then choose Run diagnostics now.
  • Also, follow the wizard to diagnose and fix the error listed.

Solution 4: Refreshing QSW’s access permission

  • In this method, you need to select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  • And then, choose Integrated application and move to the Company preferences tab.
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  • Also, select QuickBooks statement writer and opt for Remove.
  • Next step is to close then relaunch the QuickBooks.
  • The last step is to open the statement writer.

Solution 5: Changing the way to access the .QSM file

  • In case you are unable to open the QSW data file over a network, then you need to save the file locally.
  • And then, access the QSW file while using a different company file. In case the file opens, you need to try out some basic data damage fixation methods.

Read Also: Steps to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 6154 [Company File not Open]

Solution 6: Ensure that excel is compatible

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QuickBooks statement writer 2014 and later versions are compatible with Microsoft excel 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Solution 7: Changing the Windows settings

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  • You are supposed to change the regional settings in Windows.
  • And then, change user settings:
    • Enable the User account control
    • Also, ensure you are not running QuickBooks or excel as an admin.
      • And then, right click the Version of QuickBooks and or excel you are using from the Programs menu and then choose Properties
      • Also, go to the Compatibility tab and ensure no boxes are checked.

Solution 8: Update QuickBooks desktop

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You are supposed to update QuickBooks desktop to the latest release, as many times a simple updation can fix the error.

Solution 9: Downloading the latest version of QSW

You can download the latest version of QSW, which can be done by carrying out the steps below:

  • The first step is to open QuickBooks statement writer.
  • And then, select Help center and also choose Update.

In case the download/install update prompts appears every time you open QSW or shows up after updating, then choose Cancel to open QSW.

Read Also: Methods to Import and export data in QuickBooks Desktop

Summing Up!

This drives us towards the conclusion of this article, where we expect that the above methods would successfully fix the issue related to QuickBooks statement writer. But if in case the error continues by any chance, then do not think much in calling us at any point of time. Reach out to us at our toll-free number i.e., 1-800-761-1787, and let our QuickBooks enterprise technical support professionals handle the situation for you.


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