If you have recently run into a peculiar QuickBooks error, specifically, QuickBooks Error 3371 – “QuickBooks could not load license data. This may be caused by a missing or damaged file.” with a status code of 11118, you are not alone. This problem is prevalent amidst a lot of users who use QuickBooks for accounting purposes.
One of the following error messages is likely to be encountered by you, whenever you activate or open QuickBooks Desktop –
Could not initialize license properties. Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data. Such an error may be caused due to missing or damaged files.
Could not initialize license properties. [Error Code 3371, Status Code -11118]: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This error may be caused due to missing or damaged files.
Could not initialize license properties. [Error Code 3371, Status Code -1]: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This type of error may be caused due to missing or damaged files.
The symptoms of QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118 are –
In most cases, such errors take place while you are trying to prepare for a system restore, or shifting of your operating system file to an external hard drive or device.
This makes people believe in the fact that there is some kind of issue with the particular file that has been causing this error. This is why the file is aptly called “Entitlement” file that manages the phone-home registration process of QuickBooks. The file in question in case of this error is the “Entitlement DataStore.ecml” file.
QuickBooks Desktop installation may fail or get damaged if the installation process is not completed. Make sure that the Windows you are using is up to date.
You can try this step before applying other solutions to fix QuickBooks Error 3371 – Install the most recent updates for Windows on your device. QB installation may fail or get damaged if the QuickBooks user is using Windows that is not updated.
Important: In case, this solution has successfully fixed your problem, you are not required to try other solutions.
This solution involves troubleshooting of Microsoft .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++ problems by using the QB Install Diagnostic Tool.
This solution involves the reinstallation of QuickBooks by using a clean install. If in case, you get the error message again after applying all the above solutions, check with an IT professional if there are corrupt Windows operating system files.
In the midst of the solutions, if you feel you are getting lost while dealing with QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118, or if after trying all the solutions, QuickBooks Error 3371 does not get fixed, then feel free to dial our QuickBooks Customer Care Number 1-888-502-0363. Accountant Squad is a leading QuickBooks support service provider and is well-acknowledged for troubleshooting all types of QuickBooks errors and issues. Our certified QuickBooks experts are available 24/7 to resolve any type of errors and issues with QuickBooks.