QuickBooks is the best business accounting software designed to manage the financial woes of small and medium-sized businesses in a smoother and streamline manner. But even highly efficient software like QuickBooks is prone to issues and error messages.

Issues with QuickBooks can be very quirky and may often need expert technical assistance. One such issue is Error 3371: QuickBooks could not initialize license properties. The error may crop up either when you are trying to open QuickBooks or when you try to activate it.

QuickBooks Error 3371: QuickBooks Couldn’t Load the License Data

 

What causes Error 3371?

The error usually occurs due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • A damaged QuickBooks Desktop installation file
  • A Damaged MSXML component
  • An outdated Windows operating system
  • An antivirus program that quarantines your QuickBooks Desktop files

Resolution to the problem

In case you are looking for ways to manually fix the issue, we can help. Simply follow our step by step solution mentioned below and you can resolve your issue in no time.

However, before proceeding with the resolution steps, make sure that your Windows operating system is up to date.

Step 1: Delete EntitlementDataStore.ecml file

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
  2. In the box, type C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 and click OK. This will open Windows Explorer at that location.
  3. Right click on the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file and press Deleteto delete the file.
  4. Close QuickBooks and register the product again.
  5. Verify if the issue has been resolved.

Step 2: Reinstall QuickBooks using Clean Install tool

  1. Go to the Control Panel and click on Programs.
  2. Click on QuickBooks and click on Uninstall to remove it.
  3. Now download QuickBooks Clean Install tool and run QuickBooks_Clean_Install_tool.exe to install it.
  4. Search for the Intuit folder and rename it to Intuit.old. Make sure not to delete your Intuit folder as it contains your QuickBooks company files.
  5. Now reinstall QuickBooks using the installation CD
  6. Verify if the issue has been resolved.

This should solve your problem. However, if the issue still persists, you need expert help. Dial our toll free QuickBooks customer support number 1888-396-0208 to get in touch with our expert technicians. Using the most advanced tools and technologies, they can help resolve Error 3371 in no time. In addition to this, they can also help you upgrade QuickBooks Accounting software and customize it as per your needs and preferences. Our QuickBooks error support specialists are available 24X7 to help you get instant resolution for all your issues and error messages.