How to Fix QuickBooks Error 1321?

quickbooks error 1321

These days QuickBooks programming has progressed toward becoming champion amongst the well-known accounting software in the World. Now and again this product doesn’t work appropriately and because of this blunder happens. QuickBooks Error 1321 is one of the specific normal blunders that a QuickBooks client faces.

What is QuickBooks Error 1321?

So whenever you try to install or update your company file error 1321 occurs. According to this error, “the installer has insufficient privileges to modify the company file”. There are various reasons responsible for the occurrence of error 1321 and they are

  1. The file copy process is slower than the file update process.
  2. Antivirus or security software installed on your computer is blocking QuickBooks.
  3. The restricted windows permission for the folder that contains the file.
  4. The file is either damaged or in use.

QuickBooks error 1321

Methods to Resolve Quickbooks Error 1321

Here are few methods to fix Error code 1321.

Method 1: Download QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool on your PC

Method 2: The file copy process is slower than the file update process

  1. Click on Retry in order to allow the update to complete.
  2. If the above step doesn’t work then click on cancel the error message.

Method 3: Turn off the Antivirus temporarily

  1. Firstly, go to option.
  2. After that disable the antivirus or security software that is installed on your computer temporarily.
  3. Perform the clean reinstallation or QuickBooks update.
  4. Now turn on your antivirus or security software.

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Method 4: Make a new user account having administrative privilege

  1. First, you click on the Start button.
  2. After that click on Control Panel and after that select Users/Accounts.
  3. Then you choose “New User”
  4. Now give a name to the account and make sure that it is set as an administrator.
  5. Afterward, perform creating an account by clicking on “create account”
  6. Log out of the account that is currently being used.
  7. Lastly, you should log in to the account you created.

Method 5: By changing the windows permission on the folder

For Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 bit and 64-bit version):

  1. First, in order to open your Run box, you must press the WINDOWS+R key on your keyboard.
  2. Now you enter the location or path for the folder that contains QB program files in the open field. This step is followed by pressing Enter key.

32-bit versions

For Desktop Enterprise:

  • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 18.0
  • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 17.0
  • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 16.0

For Pro and Premier:

  • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2018
  • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2017
  • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2016

64-bit versions

For Desktop Enterprise:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 18.0
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 17.0
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 16.0

For Pro and Premier:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2018
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2017
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2016
  1. Select View and then Customise this folder in the new window.
  2. Now after that go to the Security tab on the properties window.
  3. Now click on Administrations which is located on the properties window.
  4. Then select Allow which is right next to Full Control.
  5. Now go to the security tab and select System user.
  6. After that again select the Allow which is next to Full Control.
  7. Now click on OK to close the properties window.
  8. Then perform QuickBooks installation.

If you still can’t resolve Quickbooks error code 1321 by using the above methods, immediately dial QuickBooks Error Helpline Number and speak to certified tech experts to fix your issue.

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