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When installing, updating, or repairing QuickBooks, the following error occurs:
- Error 1334. Error writing to file [file name]. Verify that you have access to that directory.
- Error 1334. The file cannot be installed. Insert the QuickBooks CD and retry
Why this is happening
This error may be caused by a missing or damaged QuickBooks installation file or corrupted .NET Framework.
How to fix it
If you are using QuickBooks
Intuit recommends 3 solutions for this problem. Try solution 1 or 2, depending on when you encountered the problem. If that doesn’t work, try solution 3.
Solution 1: If you get the error while launching or opening QuickBooks
- Find and open your QuickBooks company file. It has the file extension .qbw.
- Double-click the company.qbw file.
Solution 2: If you get the error when updating or repairing QuickBooks
Please see Error: 1334 while repairing or updating QuickBooks for steps to resolve.
Error: 1334 while repairing or updating QuickBooks
When repairing or updating your QuickBooks installation, you may encounter: Error 1334 The file cannot be installed. Insert the QuickBooks CD and retry.
What you can try now
If you receive Error 1334 while repairing or updating your version of QuickBooks, you will need to perform a Reinstall using a Clean Install.
Solution 3: If you get the error when installing QuickBooks
Please see Repair or reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework for steps to resolve.
If you are using Point of Sale:
Intuit recommends 2 solutions for this issue. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try both to resolve the issue. For best results, try the solutions in the order shown.
Solution 1: Repair Point of Sale
- Insert the Point of Sale installation CD into your drive. If the Installation window opens, close it.
- Repair Point of Sale.
If this does not resolve the issue, try solution 2.
Solution 2: Uninstall and reinstall Point of Sale
- Uninstall Point of Sale.
- Reinstall Point of Sale.
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