[Solved] How To Resolve QuickBooks Error 179?

QuickBooks Bank Error 179

Have you ever ended up with an issue while logging in to your bank website(Netwest, Bank of America or any other bank website)? If yes, then, it’s mainly because of QuickBooks error 179. Looking for the reason behind it? Several reasons, such as browser cache and temporary internet files, trigger the QuickBooks Banking Error 179. When it occurs, it restricts you from downloading the transactions from your bank account into the QuickBooks application. Besides, the error locks you out of your bank account, and error code 179 appears on your screen with an error message that reads:

“Bank error 179 even while not being logged in."

Recently, this error has troubled the users of NatWest bank. However, it can affect users of other banks as well. Thus, you cannot deny that this error can cause a serious disturbance in your day-to-day accounting with the QuickBooks, and therefore, needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Before you begin to do so, make sure to get aware of all the possible reasons that result in QuickBooks Online Backup Error 179.

Aren’t you able to access your online banking due to the occurrence of QuickBooks error 179? Well, don’t worry! We’re here to help you fix it. Give us a call on our Toll-Free Number +1(855)-955-1942 and get in touch with our experts.

Why Do I End Up With QuickBooks Error Code 179?

Several reasons such as browsers cache and temporary internet files can result in QuickBooks error 179. However, there are several other reasons as well, of which we have listed the major ones below:

  • QuickBooks error code 179 occurs when you select an incorrect bank while logging in to QuickBooks.
  • Another reason behind QuickBooks Bank Error 179 is when you enter incorrect login credentials.
  • You haven’t updated your online banking login credentials in QuickBooks.
  • There might be a possibility that you are logged in to your bank account from multiple devices at the time when you are trying to reconnect the account in QuickBooks.

QuickBooks error 179 would have surely made you unable to download the transactions from your bank account into the QuickBooks application. This, no doubt, hampers your everyday business operation. Thus, you must resolve it at the earliest. To help you do, here we have listed some of the effective troubleshooting solutions by following which you would be able to resolve QuickBooks rebuild error 179:

Key-points before resolving QuickBooks error 179:

  • Make sure that you aren’t logged in to your bank from some other device.
  • Before reconnecting the account, make sure that you select the right bank in QuickBooks online.
  • You must have a stable internet connection to ensure QuickBooks can connect with the banking server for account reconnection.

Solution 1: Clear Browser’s Cache and Temporary Internet Files

It might be possible that your web pages are taking too long to load and thus, you need to clear the cache data to enhance the performance. For doing so, you must proceed with the below-given steps:


  • Go to the Menu tab of Firefox and click on the History option.
  • Then, click on Clear Recent History and it will open a pop-up window with the time Range.
  • Make sure you set it to Everything to clear the entire Cache and junk files.
  • Ensure to checkmark Cache from the Drop-down arrow button next to Details.
  • Now, click on Clear Now and close the Firefox.

Internet Explorer

  • Open the Internet Explorer and click on the Gear icon.
  • From there, click on Safety followed by the Delete Browsing history option.
  • Make sure to unmark the checkbox next to Preserve Favorites Website Data.
  • Further, keep a check on the temporary Internet Files and click on Delete followed by OK.

Google Chrome

  • To begin, click on three Menu dots on the top-right corner and select History followed by Clear Browsing Data option.
  • Use the following items from the drop-down arrow to select the beginning of time.
  • Now, click on Clear Browsing data.
  • Lastly, close Google Chrome and then reopen it to go to QuickBooks Online and check for the status of QuickBooks Error 179.

Solution 2: Verify the Banking Login Credentials

  • Open your internet browser and go to your bank’s online login page.
  • When asked, enter the login credentials and click on sign in/login.
  • If you’re able to log in to your account, then you can proceed to update your login credentials.
  • However, if you get a message that your login credentials are incorrect, then you have to reset the password.

Solution 3: Update Banking Login Credentials in QuickBooks

  • Open QuickBooks Online and select Banking from the left side Banking Panel.
  • After that, select the account that is giving QuickBooks error 179 and click on the Edit icon.
  • Choose Edit Sign in Info and enter the recent login credentials of your online banking.
  • Click on Update and try to reconnect the account once again.

Solution 4: Clear Multiple Instances Of Browser Logins

Before you begin to fix QuickBooks Bank Connection Error 179, make sure to clear multiple browser logins. Follow the below-given steps to get it done:

  • Firstly, sign-out your bank account logged in on any browser.

Note: You also need to ensure that the bank account is not logged in by any other user when you try to sign in. If someone is using your bank information to access your account, you need to ask that person to sign out from the bank’s website.

  • Lastly, try to sign-in to your bank account.

Important: If you’re stuck with QuickBooks error 179 persists even after following the above steps, then we would suggest you wait for at least 20 minutes before you reconnect your account again. In the meantime, you can try updating your transactions and bank feeds by downloading the bank feeds from the banking website and upload them manually in QuickBooks.

We have listed all the possible effective resolution methods that can help you fix QuickBooks error 179. However, if you get stuck and need any further assistance, we would suggest you give us a call on QuickBooks Data Service Solutions Helpline Number +1(855)-955-1942.

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