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How to Resolve QuickBooks Error 1303?

quickbooks error 1303

QuickBooks is one of the most popular, sought-after and affordable accounting software which helps small and medium businesses to effectively track their expenses, prepare invoices, manage financial statements and the payroll system, etc. But the users must be able to tackle the errors that might arise and hinder the process. QuickBooks Error 1303 occurs when the installer has insufficient privileges to access the path to the directory. This error occurs at the time of installation of QuickBooks.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 1303

QuickBooks Error 1303 occurs when the System group or the everyone group does not have full control privilege to access the path to the directory.

Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Error 1303

Some of the solutions that can be implemented in order to resolve QuickBooks Error 1303 are:

Solution 1: Use the Diagnostic Tool to Fix QuickBooks Error 1303

QuickBooks offers QuickBooks Install diagnostic tool to check if there are any internal problems that are causing error 1303 QuickBooks or any other interruptions in the workflow. The cause of any error message can be intercepted and interpreted with the help of this tool.

  • Download QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.exe file.
  • Save this file on your desktop.
  • Double click on the file icon and Run when you are prompted to do so.
  • Now, select all the options with “Having a problem installing QuickBooks” and click on OK.
  • The Diagnostic Tool will automatically check the problem and attempt to fix the error.

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Solution 2: Manually Alter the Permissions for the System and Groups to Full Control

QuickBooks provides you with an option to manually alter the permissions so that QuickBooks Error 1303 can be fixed.

Step 1 – Edit the permission for the proper folders

  • Press the Window key and R key on your keyboard simultaneously so that the Run Window appears.
  • In the Open box, type in C:\ProgramData\COMMON FILES\
  • Click on OK. A Folder will open.
  • Click on the Organize option.
  • Now, go to Properties and then select Security.
  • Now, open the advanced tab and click on Edit.
  • Scroll down to browse through the list of permissions.
  • On System user, double-click to select Full Control.
  • Now select Allow and click on OK.
  • For group access, repeat the same process and give full access.
  • Once this is done, check the box near Replace all existing permissions (inheritable) for all with permissions from this object.
  • Click on OK on both advanced security window and Common files properties window.
  • Install QuickBooks Desktop again, this time without error.

Step 2 – Simple file sharing should be turned OFF

  • Press the Window key and R key on your keyboard simultaneously so that the Run Window appears.
  • Copy and paste RunDll32.exe shell32.dll, Options_RunDLL 0.
  • Now press Enter.
  • Go to the View Tab and scroll down to the bottom of the list of Advanced Settings.
  • Uncheck the box near the Use simple file sharing option.
  • Click on OK.
  • Continue with the installation of QuickBooks Desktop.

Solution 3: Run the Utility

QuickBooks provides a utility that has been created to reset the System group and everyone group permission settings back to Windows default settings with some very simple steps, which are as follows:

  • Save the PermissionsFix.bat file on your desktop of the affected system.
  • Double-click on the file icon. A DOS window will appear.
  • Type y when prompted. Make sure that Caps Lock is turned OFF.
  • Run the file and then exit the DOS window.
  • Now try installing QuickBooks again.

If the given solutions fail to resolve QuickBooks Error 1303, Contact to QuickBooks Error Support at toll-free number and get expert guidance to fix the issue.

If you would like to connect with existing users of QuickBooks, as well as business owners with complaints and errors in QuickBooks, please take a look at QuickBooks Community.

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