Elimination techniques for QuickBooks error 184

QuickBooks Point of Sale is specifically designed for retail store owners to track the daily sales that happen in the store. This data is then fed to QuickBooks after regular periods to maintain proper records in the software. Some issues arise in the software if there is a data mismatch between POS and QB Desktop. QuickBooks error 184 occurs in the software if the report date exceeds the range specified by users. If you faced this error due to an extra day in February during the leap year, keep reading the blog to learn about the reasons for this error and the methods to tackle it.

QB-related issues can be eliminated by conversing with a QB expert directly at 1-855-856-0042.

About the issue

This error occurs during the financial exchange between QuickBooks POS and QuickBooks Desktop due to discrepancies in the data. This error can also occur due to damaged company files, and you’ll see an error message while accessing the POS data, and you’ll be restricted from performing any further task. So you’ll have to fix this error before attempting the financial exchange again.

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Here are some of the reasons that might have caused this error in QuickBooks POS-

  • A damaged or corrupted company file will raise the issue as soon as it fails to run in the software.
  • The .tlg & .nd files have been damaged by a malware attack causing QuickBooks to struggle.
  • There is a discrepancy in the report date and range defined by you, maybe because of 29 days in February during the leap year.


The methods mentioned below can help you tackle this issue in QuickBooks-

Solution 1- Repair the transaction log and network descriptor file

This error will occur if the QB program files, like the transaction log(.tlg) file or the network descriptor(.nd) file, are damaged or missing from your PC. The Database Server Manager will instantly malfunction when it fails to fetch the program files. You can prevent this by renaming the files that help to recreate them-

  1. Go to the QuickBooks folder to look for the program files with extensions .tlg and .nd.
  2. Right-click on the file on the screen and select Rename.
  3. Type ‘.old’ as an extension to the file name and rename the other file.
  4. Save the file and reopen QuickBooks.

Jump to the next method of the issue is still present.

Solution 2- Use the QuickBooks Tool hub

The QuickBooks Tool hub is a straightforward approach to fix common issues in the software. Always use the latest version of QuickBooks Tool hub and refer to the steps for repairing the company file-

  1. Open the QuickBooks Tool hub program on your personal computer and click on Company file issues.
  2. Select Run QuickBooks File Doctor tool and choose your company file from the Browse option.
  3. Select the Both file damage and connectivity option and enter your QB Admin password.

The issue will be fixed after applying the above-mentioned methods.


We are now at the end of this blog that helps you discover the reasons for QuickBooks error 184 and the methods that can be used to rectify this error. We expect the error to be resolved after using the methods mentioned in the blog.

For any further assistance, you can dial 1-855-856-0042 to connect with a QB ProAdvisor support team.

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