QuickBooks Desktop sync error: Another active sync already in progress or another active session in progress

Why the sync error occurs

This error is a safeguard to prevent multiple syncs against the same QuickBooks file at the same time, which can cause bad data.

How to fix the sync error

  • This error message has a timeout set for 20 minutes. Wait at least 20 minutes and try to sync again.
  • If you are using a Rightworks Server, shut down and restart the server to resolve the issue