QuickBooks Error 1334: A Quick Troubleshooting Guide

by John Kartan
QuickBooks Error 1334

Many users are getting QuickBooks error 1334 while attempting to repair or update QuickBooks Desktop in recent days. The error code appears on the screen with one of the following error messages, “Error writing to file [file name]. Verify that you have access to that directory.” Or, “The file cannot be installed. Insert the QuickBooks CD and retry.” Considering the complex nature of error code 1334, we have come up with this post to explain to you the reasons that often throw it alongside their troubleshooting solutions.

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What causes QuickBooks error code 1334?

Generally, QuickBooks error code 1334 gets triggered when any QuickBooks installation or program file is damaged or corrupted.

What should you do to overcome QuickBooks error 1334?

Before you jump to the troubleshooting solution, we suggest you to create a backup of the company file to avoid any risk of data loss. Follow the below-mentioned steps to back up the company file manually:

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop, select the File menu, and choose the Switch to Single-user Mode option.
  • Select the File menu again and hover over the Back up Company option.
  • Choose the Local Backup option and hit the Next button.
  • Under Local Backup Only, click on the Browse option to select a location where you want to save the backup company file.
  • Click on the OK button.
  • Select the Save it now option and then hit the Next button.

Solution: Reinstall the QuickBooks Desktop application using the Clean Install tool

Step 1) Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop from the computer

  • Select the Windows Start menu, type “Control Panel” in the search field, and open Control Panel.
  • In the control panel, look for the Programs and Features option and select it.
  • Select QuickBooks Desktop from the list of installed programs, click on the Uninstall tab, and choose the Yes option to confirm.

Step 2) Run the Clean Install from the QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • At first, get the latest version of the QuickBooks Tool Hub ( on the computer.
  • Select the downloaded QuickBooksToolHub.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Agree to terms and conditions to finish the installation of the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub and then select the Installation Issues tab.
  • Click on the Clean Install Tool option and hit the OK button.
  • Select the QuickBooks version and product version.
  • Hit the Continue button.
  • At last, when a prompt stating, “Please install your copy of QuickBooks to the default location” pops up on the screen, select the OK button.

Now, you need to reinstall QuickBooks Desktop on the system and register it again using the license and product information.


We hope that you find this post valuable and helpful in resolving QuickBooks Error 1334. However, if you still can’t update or repair QuickBooks even after following the aforementioned troubleshooting steps, then there might be some issues with the Microsoft .NET Framework. We suggest you repair the .NET Framework and see whether this resolves the error or not. You can also get the error resolved immediately by contacting our QuickBooks error experts at (1.800.579.0391).

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