Fixing QuickBooks Error 1334 Using Easy Steps


QuickBooks Error 1334 often occurs during the installation or update process of QuickBooks. There are several potential causes for this error, including issues with the Windows registry, virus or malware infections, and incomplete installation of QuickBooks. In this article, we will explore these causes and provide technical solutions to fix QuickBooks error 1334.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 1334

  • Virus intrusion on your computer
  • Damaged Windows registry
  • Incorrect or incomplete installation of QuickBooks Desktop
  • Accidental deletion of important QuickBooks files
  • Conflicts with background programs


Step-by-Step Guide to Fix QuickBooks Error 1334

Step 1: Delete unnecessary temp files

To free up disk space and eliminate system junk, cache, and temporary files, follow these steps:

  • Hit on the start menu and search for Disk Cleaner.
  • Open the tool and choose C Drive.
  • Checkmark the temporary files and proceed with the clean up process.
  • Also, open the browser and delete the browsing history and cache files.


Step 2: Switch to the Safe mode

Switching to Safe mode allows for a more stable environment free from conflicting programs. Follow these steps to enable the safe mode.

  • Press the Win and R keys simultaneously to open the Run window.
  • Type “MSConfig” and press Enter to open the System Configuration window.

  • Click on the “Boot”
  • Select “Safe boot” and click OK.
  • Restart your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly on the boot screen to choose Safe mode with Networking.

  • Press Enter.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop and go to the Help tab.
  • Click on Update QuickBooks to install the updates.

  • If this doesn’t work, try the manual process to update QuickBooks by downloading the update from the website of Intuit.
  • Once done, open MsConfig again.
  • Select the Normal mode and restart the computer.
  • Verify if QuickBooks Error 1334 is resolved.


Step 3: Utilize the System Restore feature

Using System Restore can help revert your system to a previous state. Follow these steps:

  • Log in to your system as an administrator.
  • Click on “Programs”.
  • Choose “System Tools”.
  • Click on “System Restore” to open its window.
  • Select a recent Restore Point.
  • Proceed with the system restore process.


Step 4: Check the company file extension

Ensure that your company file has the correct file extension (.qbw). Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Drive:/Users/Public/Documents/Intuit/QuickBooks.
  • Locate your company file and verify the file extension.
  • If the extension is incorrect, right-click the file and click on Rename.
  • Remove the wrong file extension and also remove any blank spaces in the file name.
  • Open QuickBooks and check if Error 1334 still occurs during the update.


Step 5: Update QuickBooks

If the steps mentioned heretofore fail to resolve the error, try updating QuickBooks.

  • Launch QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Go to the Help menu and select “Update QuickBooks”.
  • Choose the updates you want to download.
  • Click on the “Get Updates”
  • Then, click on the “Update” button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Verify if QuickBooks Error 1334 is resolved.
  • If users face any error while attempting to update QuickBooks by this process, they can manually update QuickBooks by navigating to the Intuit website and downloading the update file after selecting the product, version and date correctly.


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This article provides effective measures to fix QuickBooks Error 1334. For further assistance, feel free to contact our team of QuickBooks professionals at our 24/7 helpline 1-800-615-2347.