How to fix QuickBooks error 3371 code 11118 ?

QuickBooks error 3371 code 11118

QuickBooks accounting software comes with lots of benefits for the users, along with helping them in managing their finances. QuickBooks error 3371   occurs when the user activates the QuickBooks the very first time. It pops up on the screen like [Error 3371, StatusCode -11118] QuickBooks could not load the license data. Sometimes, the issue displays differently on the screen like error 3371 status code 1118 on your QuickBooks application. However, both states have the same meaning and appear due to similar reasons.

What is QuickBooks Error 3371?

One of the significant reasons causing an error 3371 is an outdated Windows OS. Sometimes the problem also occurs due to a missing or corrupt QuickBooks company file turning the software not to open or hampering the overall operation. If you are also facing a similar challenge where the QuickBooks says error code 3371, issue while loading the license data, you will have to take specific measures. This article explains all the steps in an easy way to help you terminate the QuickBooks error code 3371.

Error 3371 Status code 11118

Symptoms of error 3371 QuickBooks Desktop

Some major symptoms usually follow to QuickBooks error 3371 status code 11118

  1. Company file can’t open in QuickBooks accounting software.
  2. Getting Repair installation to fail notification.
  3. You get notified of a missing HTML file.
  4. You are not able to open your QuickBooks desktop application.

Symptoms of QuickBooks error 3371

Factors Responsible for QuickBooks Error Code 3371

For safe and smooth QuickBooks operations, the users need to store the license’s information in the hard drive. Factors that trouble the users with error code 3371 are as follows:

  1. Missing MSXML component files.
  2. Missing license info file Qbregistration.dat.
  3. Antivirus software blocks the QuickBooks’ functioning. The system protection sometimes stops the QB to sync with vital Windows components.
  4. An incomplete Windows update also leads to several errors 3371.
  5. If you frequently face the error code 3371, then probably that is occurring due to Crash Com Error in QB desktop.
  6. When the user loses connection with the QuickBooks data files, then the error could appear.
  7. The low QuickBooks desktop performance can also be a reason behind this error code.

Fix QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 1118

Keep following these methods till the end to eliminate the error 3371 in the QuickBooks application.

Error 3371 fixing Steps infographic

Method 1: Delete the ECML file to fix the error

  1. Press Windows + R to open the run box.
  2. Type highlighted path- C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 in Run dialogue box and hit enter.

C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 in Run Box

  1. Now you will see the Windows Explorer page on your screen.
  2. Delete the ECML file from the list.
  3. Close this window.
  4. Once the above process completes, you will need to re-run the QuickBooks and re-register the product.
  5. Abort the troubleshooting if the QuickBooks error code 3371 fixes after removing the ecml files.

Method 2: Update your Windows  

If even removing the ECML files doesn’t resolve the issue, that means you might be using an outdated Windows OS. You can follow the steps below to update the Windows to the latest version.

  1. Click over the Start.
  2. Now hit the All Programs.
  3. You will need to click Windows Update on the left panel.
  4. Further, click the Check for updates.

Check for updates - Screenshot

  1. Wait for some time to let the update complete.
  2. Once done, you will have to remove the QuickBooks desktop from your company and reinstall it again.

Method 3: Rename the Entitlement File

If updating the Windows doesn’t resolve the problem, then you will have to rename the Entitlement file by using the following steps.

For Windows 7

  1. Go to file path C:ProgramDataIntuitEntitlement Clientv*.
  2. Change the name of the Entitlement file.
  3. Now open the QuickBooks application.
  4. Once the application opens, the new gets created.
  5. If you do not see the program folder, then you need to click Computer.
  6. Now select the option Organize.
  7. Further, you will need to click Choose Folder and then hit Options.
  8. Further, you have to click Hidden files and folder to unhide the program file.

Show Hidden files and folder - Screenshot

  1. These steps will fix QuickBooks error 3371 in Windows 7.

For Windows XP

  1. Firstly, press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open the Run.
  2. Now you will need to type C: Documents and Settings AllUsersApplication. DataIntuitEntitlement Clientv2. Else you can directly copy this path and paste in the desired field.
  3. Hit Enter to proceed further.
  4. After that, rename the ECML file.

Method 4: Use the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool to fix QuickBooks error 3371

  1. Navigate to the QuickBooks homepage.
  2. From the website, you can download the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  3. Open the application once you get it on your computer.
  4. Now click the Installation Issues option.
  5. Now under Fix my installation issues, choose QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.

QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool in QB Tool Hub - Screenshot

  1. The tool will automatically detect the issue and fix it by itself.
  2. Now reboot your computer to start running the QuickBooks.

Method 5: Run QuickBooks Tool Hub

  1. Open the QuickBooks tool hub application.

QuickBooks Tool Hub Icon

  1. Select Program Problems, click Quick fix my program and click Ok.

Quick fix my program in QB Tool Hub - Screenshot

  1. Let the tool run and fix the problem. The process might take some time, depending on the nature of the error.

Method 6: Eliminate the error 3371 directly from the QuickBooks tool hub

  1. Make sure to download the latest version of the QuickBooks tool hub.
  2. Go to the download location and open the exe.
  3. Now install the tool using on-screen instructions.
  4. Now open the tool hub and click Installation Issues.
  5. Here you need to select Error fix 3371 and click Ok.

3371 Error fix in QB Tool Hub - Screenshot

  1. Restart your computer and verify if the problem resolves.

READ ALSO- How to Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop?

Seeking Immediate Assistance? Contact the QuickBooks Support

Once you follow all these steps, you will be able to fix the QuickBooks error code 3371. The problem is not that complicated, but it requires a little bit of patience. Several users could resolve the QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 1118 after renaming the EntitlementDataStore.ecml files, containing the QB license properties. If you still face any trouble solving the issue, then you can get in touch with us through QuickBooks Technical support or call us at the QuickBooks helpline number.