QuickBooks Installation Issues – QuickBooks Install Error 1321

QuickBooks Install Error 1321 encountered when the installer is unable to write to a file because of insufficient permissions. It is advisable that you must modify the rights on the parent folders of the file or source which are listed in the error messages in order to resolve the error. While working with QuickBooks, you may encounter several instances of error code 1321.

“Error 1321: System has inadequate permission to change this file,” says the error message that appears on your screen when the error occurs. We’ll go over QuickBooks error 1321 in great depth in this ultimate guide. Let’s first know what exactly QuickBooks Install Error 1321 is and later will proceed with the troubleshooting process to fix this installation error with ease. 

What do you understand with QuickBooks Install Error 1321?

When you try to install a QuickBooks company file, you’ll get QuickBooks Error 1321.  “The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the company file” says an error notification on your computer when this error takes place.

When this error occurs, your desktop screen may display one of the following error messages:

  • The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\sdkeventl.DLL
  • The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\CfScan.DLL
  • The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file at C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks YEAR\QBONLI32.DLL
  • The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file [2]
  • The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale X.0\dataimporter.exe.
Note: If you click the Retry button, another error notice will appear on your computer, and your software installation or update will fail.
QuickBooks Install Error 1321 Exact Error Message

When the installer is unable to write any specific files owing to a lack of permissions or another permission-related issue, QuickBooks error code 1321 appears. Also, depending on the installation, the path that appears in the error message may differ.

Reasons that could lead to QuickBooks Install Error 1321

One of the most common causes of QuickBooks error 1321 is a lack of admin privilege. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to the occurrence of error: 1321, as indicated in the list below:

  • Because of security concerns, you’re Windows Firewall or Internet security settings are preventing QuickBooks from connecting to the server.
  • When the speed of a file update process exceeds that of a file copy procedure.
  • If the error notice mentions a file that is already in use or damaged.
  • The company file folder’s Windows permissions are set to restrict access.
  • Your computer wasn’t shut down properly after the last use.
  • Antivirus or Firewall is blocking your QuickBooks.

What are the indications of QuickBooks Install Error 1321?

The following hints will assist you in locating QuickBooks install error 1321. Let’s take a look at each one separately:

  • “The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file C:\Program Files\ Intuit\ QuickBooks\ CfScan.DLL” OR “The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file at C:\Program Files\ Intuit\QuickBooks YEAR\QBONLI32.DLL“are possible messages. This could be a key indicator of a problem.
  • This issue might occur when the QuickBooks file becomes corrupted.
  • The software’s speed is reduced, or it replies slowly.
  • Another clue could be the folder’s limits set by Windows.

Reliable solutions to fix QuickBooks Install Error 1321

Follow the steps below with extreme caution and attention to get rid of QuickBooks error code 1321:

Solution 1: Run the QBinstall Diagnostic Tool on the system after downloading QuickBooks Tools Hub.

The QuickBooks Tool Hub can assist you in resolving common QuickBooks issues that occur when using the software.

  • Begin by shutting down QuickBooks and any other background applications
  • Save the QuickBooks Tool Hub file to your computer’s desktop
  • Open the tool after it has been successfully downloaded
  • Install by following the on-screen instructions and agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • The tool will produce an icon on your desktop menu once it has been successfully installed on your machine
  • To use this tool, double-click on the icon
Note: If you can't find the icon on your machine, search for QuickBooks Tool Hub in Windows and select the software.
  • Select the Installation Issues tab on the tool hub now
  • Here, select QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

(Please note that the entire procedure could take up to 20 minutes)

  • Simply reboot your system once the tool has completed the scan.

Solution 2: Create a new Windows Admin User Account 

Another way for resolving the problem is to create a new Windows admin user account. The following are the steps to perform:

  • Select User/Accounts from the Start menu >>> Control Panel
  • Select Create a New User and give the account a name
  • Next, you need to set it as an Administrator
  • After that, create a new account and log out of your current one
  • Finally, go to the new account and log in.

Solution 3: Try to update your software once again 

  • When users receive an error code, they should click the retry option and complete the update procedure.
  • If the problem persists, users should select the ignore/cancel symbol, then the settings tab.
Try to update your software once again
  • After that, for a limited time, disable or turn off the antivirus.
  • Last but not least, make an attempt to properly reinstall QuickBooks desktop.

Solution 4: Temporarily turn off your antivirus software and reinstall or update it, if necessary.

Turning off the antivirus and reinstalling or updating it is another way to fix the QuickBooks Install Error 1321. The following are the steps needs to be implemented in this situation:

  • Disable any anti-virus or other security software on your computer for the time being
  • Install or update your QuickBooks Desktop with the latest release version
  • Now is the time to reactivate any antivirus or security software that has been turned off.

It is important to keep in mind that disabling software while connected to the internet via a stable connection such as DSL or cable is not recommended. Before disabling antivirus software, make sure the system is not connected to the internet. After you’ve completed the procedures, restart your computer and re-enable your antivirus software before connecting to the internet again.

Solution 5: Change/Edit the Windows Permission on the folder 

The below suggested steps help you to edit the Windows permission on the folder for Windows 7, 8, and 10 with 32-bit and 64-bit version:

For 32-bit version (Windows 7, 8, and 10)

  • Step 1: To open the Run box on your computer, first press the Windows + R keys together
  • Step 2: In the open field, type the location to the folder containing QB program files
  • Step 3: And then hit the “Enter” key from your keyboard.
    • QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2021
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2020
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2019
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2018
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2017
    • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 21.0
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 20.0
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 19.0
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 18.0
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 17.0
    • Point of Sale System
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale 12.0
      • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale 11.0
  • Step 4: Select the View option in a new window, then modify the folder
  • Step 5: In the Properties window, go to the Security Tab and click Administrations
  • Step 6: “Allow” is the option to select which is exactly next to Full Control
  • Step 7: Select the System user from the Security tab once more
  • Step 8: Step 5 should be repeated
  • Step 9: Close the Properties window by clicking the “Ok” button
  • Step 10: Finally, run a clean installation of QuickBooks on your PC.

For 64-bit version (Windows 7, 8, and 10)

  • Step 1: To open the Run box on your computer, first press the Windows + R keys together
  • Step 2: In the open field, type the location to the folder containing QB program files
  • Step 3: And then hit the “Enter” key from your keyboard.
    • QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2021
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2020
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2019
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2018
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2017
    • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 21.0
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 20.0
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 19.0
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 18.0
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\Enterprise Solutions 17.0
    • QuickBooks Point of Sale
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale 12.0
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale 11.0
  • Step 4: Select the View option in a new window, then modify the folder
  • Step 5: In the Properties window, go to the Security Tab and click Administrations
  • Step 6: “Allow” is the option to select which is exactly next to Full Control
  • Step 7: Select the System user from the Security tab once more
  • Step 8: Step 5 should be repeated
  • Step 9: Close the Properties window by clicking the “Ok” button
  • Step 10: Finally, run a clean installation of QuickBooks on your PC.

Solution 6: Try to update insufficient user privileges 

During the QuickBooks installation process, users may encounter an information dialogue box containing error 1321 and messages. They can look at the messages below. The error may happen throughout the installation procedure.

For example, AcrobatConnect.cfg displays an error message on the screen.

  • Error 1321 in QB. The Installer does not have sufficient permissions to change the file

C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerTrust\AcrobatConnect.cfg. Action ended 11:21:48: InstallValidate.

  • Put the privileges for the folder specified in the error notice, for example:  

\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerTrust\AcrobatConnect.cfg.

On Windows XP Professionals 

When you first launch the program, you should be able to see the hidden files/folders in the operating system, which will quickly prevent file-sharing. Simple file sharing on the Microsoft support website is required to examine the hidden files and folders that emerge.

  • Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys 
  • Go to the parent folder of the error message
  • Select the parent folder by right-clicking it
  • Select the properties tab from the drop-down menu
  • Select the security tab
  • For the group or user names, choose administrators.

On Windows XP 

If you’re using Windows XP, follow these instructions:

  • The user of Windows XP must shut down the computer and restart it after a few seconds
  • When the Windows logo appears, press the F8 key
  • After that, go to the safe mode with the networking icon followed by pressing “Enter”
  • Users using Windows XP Professional must follow the prompts to change their user privileges, then restart the computer and install QuickBooks
  • From the group or user names tab, select the system icon
  • To give the system permission, select the “Full Control” option 
  • Select the advanced icon
  • Replace all permission entries on child objects with entries from this list that apply to child objects
  • Close the properties window then select the Ok tab and you’re now all set to proceed. 

Winding-up!

The solutions outlined in this article cover all possible ways to get rid of QuickBooks Install Error 1321. Thus, it is suggested to go through the above solutions in the given order. If the error remains or you encounter any other difficulty after following all of the procedures above, connect with QuickBooks Professionals via Live Chat

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FAQ

  1. How do we use QuickBooks Clean Install Tool for Windows?

    The proper method to use QuickBooks Clean install tool requires 3 steps:

    * Uninstall the QuickBooks Desktop
    * Rename the installation folders
    * Reinstall QuickBooks to your Desktop

  2. Does QuickBooks Install Diagnostic (QBInstall) Tool fix QuickBooks Install Error 1321?

    Yes, it is considered as the best tool to rectify the installation error in QB. You simply have to download and install the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool. Then click on the “Run” button. This tool will automatically search for the issue and once the tool finds the errors, you can easily fix them by hitting the “Fix Now” button.

  3. Is disabling the Antivirus Software while Installing or updating QuickBooks help us to avoid QuickBooks Install Error 1321?

    You must disable antivirus software while reinstalling QuickBooks or updating it to the newest version to avoid being blocked by it. Install the new updates, and don’t forget to re-enable your antivirus or security program once they’re finished.

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