What to do if you Get QuickBooks Web Connector Error QBWC 1085

QBWC1085 log file error

QuickBooks has brought in regular updates in order to make its platform as accessible as possible. A part of it is the QuickBooks web connector that enables you to share data between QuickBooks Desktop and any third-party application. Web Connector is free to download software that uses QuickBooks SDK or QB POS SDK. Just like any other application, a web connector is also subjected to errors and QuickBooks Web Connector Error QBWC 1085 is one of them. 

What is QBWC1085 Web Connector Error?

The malfunction of QuickBooks Web Connector directly affects the ability of QB to exchange data with any third party web-based programme. When you encounter the QBWC1085 error, you may see a variety of error message descriptions on your computer- 

QBWC1085: QuickBooks was unable to write to the log file. QuickBooks will open without writing to log file.

QBWC1085: There was a problem with the log file. QuickBooks Web Connector will continue without the log file.

Exception TypeError: Unknown name

How does Error Intuit QuickBooks web connector QBWC1085 affect your system?

As mentioned above QBWC1085 log file error causes a hindrance in connecting with any third-party application. It will not affect your stand-alone version of QBD. You see an error message on your screen with either of the three messages mentioned above.  

What are the causes for error code QBWC1085?

The primary cause behind QBWC1085 log file error is the damaged or inaccessible QWCLOG.TXT file that is used by the Web Connector program. You might see “QBWC1085: There was a problem with the log file. QuickBooks Web Connector will continue without the log file.” as an error message. 

QBWC1085 error message
QBWC1085 error QuickBooks

If you are not connected with any third-party application, just remove Web Connector from the startup menu and continue your work. Here are the steps to do so- 

  •  Run Windows as Administrator
  • You need to follow this path C:\ProgramData\ Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
  • Further, Delete the QuickBooks Web Connector.
  • Now, Restart your system and open QuickBooks Application.

To get rid of QBWC1085 error message, a few of the steps are a bit technical in nature, and if you find it difficult to follow, we will advise you to reach out to QuickBooks Data Service Solutions team at +1-(855)-955-1942.

Method 1- Rename the QWCLOG.TXT file

You’ll want Web Connector to stay in the Startup menu if you’ve connected your data file to a third-party programme that uses it. In this case, the error can be resolved by renaming the QWCLOG.TXT file.

  • Shut down QuickBooks and Web Connector altogether.
  • Now, Go to C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QBWebConnector\log.
  • Then Rename QWCLOG.TXT to QWCLOGOLD.TXT
  • Restart Web Connector.
  • After restarting your computer, Open QuickBooks and you need to log into your third-party programme.

Method 2- Add Web Connector to Startup Menu

  • In the Run window, press Windows + R on the keyboard and type msconfig.
QBWC1085 web connector error
QBWC1085 log file error
  • Press OK and tap on the Startup tab.
  • Now checkmark the QuickBooks Web Connector program in the list. 
  • Tap Apply and press on OK.
  • Now restart Windows.

So we hope that you are now well aware of what you need to do in case there is a QBWC1085 problem with the log file. We also discussed what the possible triggers and symptoms of this code are. QuickBooks can help you streamline your business functions, and thus every business owner should give it at least one try. If you still find any issue in fixing QuickBooks Web Connector Error QBWC 1085, get in touch with our experts by giving us a call on QuickBooks Data Service Solutions Helpline Number +1-(855)-955-1942.

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