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Several small and mid-sized businesses prefer QuickBooks Desktop to manage bookkeeping, accounting, filing tax, etc. Apart from that, QuickBooks offers a cloud-based version that accepts company payments, payroll functions, and managing and paying bills. Despite such advanced features, several errors come now and then. You can troubleshoot a major of them with the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool. This article has provided you with the methods that will guide you to use the Clean Install Tool.

When Do You Need A Clean Install Tool For QuickBooks Desktop?

  • When your computer starts showing errors while opening more than one company file.
  • If you come across installation errors.
  • When re-installing QuickBooks doesn’t fix your issues.

Follow the below methods to perform a clean installation of our QuickBooks Desktop:

Method 1: Uninstalling QuickBooks Desktop

  • Simultaneously press Windows + R keys to open the Run box. Then, type Control Panel and press the Enter key.

  • Then, select Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program.

  • From the list of installed programs, select the QuickBooks version that is showing the errors.

  • Lastly, click on Uninstall/Change followed by Next.

Method 2: Uninstall QuickBooks and rename the installation folder manually.

  • Firstly, you have to uninstall QuickBooks with the method above.

  • Then, open the File Explorer and go to the QuickBooks company files folder.

  • It would be stored in one of these locations:

  1. C:ProgramDataIntuitQuickBooks 

  2. C:Users(current user)AppDataLocalIntuitQuickBooks 

  3. C:Program FilesIntuitQuickBooks 

  4. 64-bit version C:Program Files (x86)IntuitQuickBooks 

  • Right-click on the required folder and select Rename option.

  • Add OLD at the end of the folder name. It will restrict QB from opening while reinstalling it.

  • At last, reinstall the QuickBooks Desktop and open it.

If the error message appears while renaming the folder:

  • Open the Windows Task Manager in the first place.

  • Then, navigate to the Processes tab and select the name column to sort the list.

  • Select one of the following processes:

QBDBMgrN.exe, QBDBMgr.exe, QBCFMonitorService.exe, Qbw32.exe

  • Then, click on End.

  • When the confirmation prompts, click on Yes.


We hope the methods provided in this blog would have helped you install and use the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool. For further information, give us a call on our Toll-Free Number +1-855-948-3651.


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