QBregistration dat error QuickBooks

How to Fix qbregistration.dat Error QuickBooks

QuickBooks users sometimes face qbregistration.dat error while starting the QuickBooks Desktop. This error usually occurs when there is some issue in the User Account Control settings, or you have installed any Norton product on your system, and it is running with your QuickBooks. 

Moreover, this error also occurs when the installation files are corrupted. In this article, we will help you to fix this issue. Follow the step-by-step instructions to fix the qbregistration.dat error QuickBooks on your own.

Reasons for QuickBooks Error: qbregistration.dat file error

  • Corrupted or damaged qbregistration.dat file
  • MSXML component gets corrupted
  • Having some issues with the UAC setting
  • Windows firewall or Antivirus blocking QuickBooks

Solutions to Fix qbregistration.dat Error QuickBooks or QuickBooks Registration File Error

We have provided three solutions below that will be helpful for you to resolve this problem. We highly recommend you to follow the solutions in the given order only to get the best results.

Solution 1: Turning On or Off User Account Control 

For Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + E to open Windows Explorer
  • Find and Open Control Panel
  • Open the drop-down menu and click View
  • Tap on large icons
  • Go to User Accounts
  • Open Change User Account Settings
  • Shift the slider-
    • Choose the option “Never Notify” to Turn UAC OFF and then tap OK to continue
    • Again Set it to Always Notify for turning UAC ON
    • Once done, click OK to proceed
  • Restart the computer

For Windows Vista, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Windows Start button to open the Windows bar
  • Tap to open Control Panel
  • Click on the Classic View from the left side of the window
  • Double-click on User Accounts
  • Select Turn User Account Control On or Off
  • Choose or clear UAC to help protect your computer
  • Click OK to proceed further
  • Restart your computer

Solution 2: Fix the MSXML Component

  • Download and save the msxml.msi file on your computer
  • Open Run window by pressing Windows + R 
  • In the Run window, type exe/fvaum “%userprofile%\Desktop\msxml.msi” and press enter
  • Now you can create or re-create the .dat file as required
  • Now register the MSXML DLL files

For Windows 8, 10, or Vista, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows key
  • Next Type CMD
  • Then Right-click on the Command prompt and choose Run as Administrator
  • Now type regsvr32 MSXML3.dll and press the enter key
  • Upon receiving the message “DllRegisterServer in msxml3.dll succeeded”, click OK
  • Now type regsvr32 MSXML4.dll and strike the enter key to proceed
  • Upon receiving the message “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded”, click OK. (However, if MSXML.4 failed to register, you will need to turn off the User Account Control and turn it on after registration)
  • Now type regsvr32 MSXML6.dll and press the enter key
  • Upon receiving the message “DllRegisterServer in msxml6.dll succeeded”, click OK
  • Now restart your QuickBooks Desktop Application

For Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista 64-bit, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows key
  • Now type CMD
  • Right-click on the Command prompt and choose Run as Administrator
  • Type the following in Command prompt cd \Windows\syswow64 and press enter
  • Now type regsvr32 MSXML3.dll and strike the enter key
  • Upon receiving the message “DllRegisterServer in msxml3.dll succeeded”, click OK
  • Now type regsvr32 MSXML4.dll and press the enter key
  • Upon receiving the message “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded”, click OK(However, if MSXML.4 failed to register, you will need to turn off the User Account Control and turn it on after registration)
  • Now type regsvr32 MSXML6.dll and press the enter key
  • Upon receiving the message “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded”, click OK
  • Now restart your QuickBooks Desktop Application

Solution 3: Reinstalling Using a Clean Install

You can try to reinstall the QuickBooks Desktop application with a clean install to avoid and corrupted files.

Contact QuickBooks Error Support to fix qbregistration dat error

These steps will help you to fix the QuickBooks qbregistration.dat error. However, if you are still facing the problem after following the above-mentioned steps, you will need to contact the QuickBooks Error Support Team, and they will help you fix this issue. 

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