QuickBooks Error Support lets you solve Error 3371 in QuickBooks

QuickBooks Error 3371 is caused when QuickBooks could not load the license data. The major cause behind this error is missing or damage of files.

Reasons for this error

  • • Any component or file which is needed by QuickBooks Desktop to run is missing or damaged.
  • o QBregistration.dat – Qbregistration.dat is a QuickBooks Desktop installation file which contains the license information. The license information needs to be retrieved and validated each time the QuickBooks desktop is made active. QuickBooks Desktop will not open if the file is damaged.
  • o MSXML component - The QuickBooks Desktop needs this Microsoft component to run. Qbregistration.dat file allows QB to open only when the QuickBooks desktop is able to retrieve information with the help of this component.
  • • Expiry or outdated anti-virus programs or windows operating system that quarantines some QuickBooks Desktop files.
  • • Right Networks and QuickBooks Enterprise with WebConnect users: If you do not save the file first you may experience this issue. Before importing the .QBO file you must save the file.
  • • If you see any of these error messages given below, execute the following troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article when you activate QuickBooks desktop or call QuickBooks error support.

If you see any of these error messages given below, execute the following troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article when you activate QuickBooks desktop or call QuickBooks error support.



Could not initialize license properties. Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This message appears when company files are missing or damaged.

Could not initialize license properties. [Error 3371, Status Code -11118] QuickBooks could not load the license data. This message appears when company files are missing or damaged.

Could not initialize license properties. [Error: 3371, Status Code -1] QuickBooks could not load the license data. This message appears when company files are missing or damaged

Follow the steps given below to resolve QuickBooks error 3371

Firstly, install the latest Windows updates and then start working. If the latest updates are not installed, the QuickBooks Desktop installation can fail or damage. Therefore, make sure that Windows is up to date. To update windows click on the windows logo and select All Programs. Now click on update Windows Update and install the updates. After installing the windows updates, install QuickBooks.

Follow the steps given below in order, to resolve QuickBooks Error 3371.

  • a. Re-create damaged EntitlementDataStore.ecml file to resolve license and registration issues
  • b. Fix MSXML, Microsoft .NET Framework and C++ issues using the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool
  • c. Use a clean install to reinstall

If you are still facing the same error after following all the steps given in the article, get in touch with our technical support team to get instant help. Call us at 1 877 227 2303 and get 24/7 assistance. Also, you can contact Microsoft as there may be corruption to your Windows Operating System.