quickbooks 2006 returns error 3371

Posted on 2009-02-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
retored HD from a backup
installed qb2006
recevied following error
Could not initialize license properties. Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.
how can i fix this?
Question by:funnymanmike
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    This can be a difficult error to fix; however, try this possible solution I have used from the internet previously.

    "Basic problem: something changed, and now when you try to open QuickBooks, you get a little error box that says "Error 3371: cannot access license data"
    Maybe you tried uninstalling and reinstalling QuickBooks,and it didn't help. What to do?
    The basic problem here is that something got corrupted in your license data file. For me, it happened when I installed a new hard drive and mirrored the old drive data onto the new drive. Everthing else worked, but QB gave me that 3371 error. I went through the uninstall/reinstall routine, and it didn't help.
    It seems that when QB is uninstalled, some information is left behind somewhere. That explains why, when you reinstall, the old license and product numbers are displayed. Where is that old information? It's in a file named
    Delete that file, and everything will work again. I'm not sure, but I bet you don't even have to uninstall/reinstall. Just delete the ecml file where the license data is stored, and QuickBooks should start right up. But with the license data gone, now you'll have to re-register. That's easy. But let's get that ecml file deleted first.
    But finding it to delete it may be a problem. The full filename is:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit\Entitlement Client v5\EntitlementDataStore.ecml [all one line]
    If you're using WinXP, you SHOULD be able to locate the offending file by opening My Computer, opening the C drive (or whichever hard drive QuickBooks is on), and opening each subfolder in turn until you are in the Entitlement v5 folder. Locate the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file and delete it."

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    yeah i found a program called 3371 fixer that resolved the issue for me.
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    3371 fixer just does what I told you to do in my post.  Cheers

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