QuickBooks is one of the most famous accounting software over the years. For most QuickBooks users in the USA, Canada, and the UK, it is user-friendly and easy to access. In this article, we explain QuickBooks License error and its variations, Causes, and how to Resolve their license issues and problems. While using QuickBooks accounting software users get some time technical, functional, installation, integration, and banking error and issue. QuickBooks license error 3371 is one of them, this issue occurs due to register, subscribe, or sync your data in QuickBooks Desktop.


QuickBooks Error 3371

QuickBooks Error code 3371 is a series of errors with different codes and messages. Error 3371 is caused when QuickBooks is unable to load the license data and QuickBooks system file entitlementDataStore.ECML gets damaged/lost, which contains the license properties of your QuickBooks Desktop. You received an error message “Could not initialize license properties”. These errors are mostly caused due to installation issues on the QuickBooks desktop running. The entitlementDataStore.ecml file damage due to improper shut down of your system. So, QuickBooks fails to sync the license properties.


The different QuickBooks Error 3371 status codes and messages are as follows:

Error Codes:-

  • Error 3371 – QuickBooks program could not load your license data getting an error due to missing or damaged files.
  • Error 3371 status code 11118 – QuickBooks could not load your license data because your QB program files missing or damaged.
  • Error 3371 status code 11104 – QuickBooks could not be initializing the licensing process received an error due to your entitlement data deleted. You need to create again Entitlement data in QuickBooks.
  • Error 3371, Status Code – 1 – QuickBooks program could not load license data getting issue due to missing or damaged files.

Error Messages:-

  • Validation code is incorrect or the service is temporarily unavailable when activating.”
  • “Message: You cannot use Online Banking because QuickBooks is not registered.”
  • “The Sync License Data Online option is grayed out”
  • “Error 3371: Could not initialize license properties”
  • “QuickBooks could not load the license data”


Symptoms Of QuickBooks License File Error:

Common Solutions to Fix QuickBooks License Error 3371:

  • Download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub
  • From the Tool Hub, run the Quick Fix my Program
  • Manually delete your Entitlement file
  • Clean install QuickBooks Desktop


QuickBooks Error 3371 status code 11118:

Error 3371, status code 11118 usually occurs when QB users re-configure the QuickBooks desktop or activate the QuickBooks.


  • Due to Qbregistration.dat:
  • Damaged MSXML component
  • Anti-Virus

Steps to Fix Issue:


QuickBooks Error 3371 status code 11104:

Error 3371, status code 11104 usually occurs while initializing the licensing process or there is an issue with your entitlement data (rebuilding the entitlement data in your system.)


  • Entitlement data issue

Steps to Fix Issue:

  • Logout from the QuickBooks account
  • Open Task Manager on your system
  • Go to the Processes tab
  • Find .exe file and then Open
  • Right-click on the ECML file
  • Click on Delete, and click on Yes
  • You need to Re-register your QuickBooks by using your product and license number
  • If still facing any issue, go to our site fix QuickBooks Error 3371 status code 11104:


QuickBooks License Error after Cloning:

License Error after Cloning usually occurs during QuickBooks installation. QuickBooks install process requires license number & product code for the complete validation process if the encrypted file is missing or damaged getting an issue.

Steps to Fix Issue:

Steps to Delete Entitlement file:

You need to find out the Entitlement file and delete it, then enter again license and product information.

  • Open the Windows Start menu in your system
  • Open Run application
  • Then Type C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 and then Enter.
  • I do not open a folder, then enter C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v6 instead.
  • Find EntitlementDataStore.ECML file
  • Right-click on the EntitlementDataStore.ECML file
  • Then click on Delete and then choose Yes to confirm
  • Now, Open your QuickBooks and company file
  • Follow all on-screen instructions to register QuickBooks again


Hope you fix QuickBooks license error 3371, if still facing any issue or need any query QuickBooks license and product code contact QuickBooks Error Support team.