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QuickBooks error 3371 is a common user query which is generated when the license properties are not initialized. The moment you access QuickBooks Desktop, you will tend to have one of these error texts pop up on your system’s screen.

“Could not initialize license properties. Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the certify data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.

Could not initialize license properties. [Error: 3371, Status Code -1] QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.”

Let us look at how we can resolve this error. This error typically happens due to  one of the following reasons

One of the crucial components or data file required by QuickBooks Desktop to execute is damaged or missing

QBregistration.dat – A QuickBooks Desktop installation file which houses QuickBooks’ license information. Every time QuickBooks Desktop is executed, the license information has to be authenticated and verified. If this file is corrupt, QuickBooks Desktop will not be accessed.

Missing or damaged MSXML component – MSXML is a Microsoft component required by QuickBooks Desktop to execute effectively. This component supports QuickBooks Desktop to fetch the data in the Qbregistration.dat file which further helps in initializing QB to be accessed.

Unlicensed or old Windows operating system or an anti-virus application that retains numerous essential QuickBooks Desktop files.

Right Networks and QuickBooks error 3371 with Web Connect users: You can also be seeing this error if, by any means, you are attempting to access the file prior to saving it first. You have to initially save prior to importing them.

The following protocols can be implemented to Resolve QuickBooks Error 3371. However, the noteworthy point here is that if the recent most Windows updates or patches are not put up in your system, then the QuickBooks Desktop installation may not get completed successfully. It might get severely damaged too. Therefore, you must make sure that the Windows is updated to the latest version.

If you are still encountering this issue, you may have to contact and get advice from a qualified IT professional or connect to Microsoft since there may be some sort of corrupt files trying to create this issue in your Windows Operating System.

  • Install the latest Windows recent upgrade patches.
  • Tap the Windows logo and choose All Programs and tap on Windows Update.
  • Post installing the updates, proceed to install QuickBooks.

If you again find the error showing up, implement the protocols given in this article chronologically. If the first method solves this error, you may not have to attempt the other steps.

  • Start by re-building the severely damaged EntitlementDataStore.ecml file to fix license and registration errors.
  • Resolve the Microsoft .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++ errors via the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  • Now proceed to Reinstall through a clean install

You can get the best QuickBooks error 3371 support by dialing  at the earliest. Receive prompt and effective response for all your queries and doubts.


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