QuickBooks error 1321- Installer doesn’t have privileges to write a file 

QuickBooks error 1321 is an install-time error. This error mostly occurs when you want to update and Install your QuickBooks company file. This error has occurred when the installer doesn’t have sufficient permission to read or write a file then QuickBooks shows the QuickBooks error code 1321 on your computer screen with this message “The installer has insufficient privileges to modify the file”. In this blog, we will discuss the way by which you can solve the error code and you will also get to know about the causes of QuickBooks error code 1321.

Updating Error Message

When you are trying to update or Install your QuickBooks company file and you encountered the QuickBooks error 1321 then you may face any of these error message on your computer screen.

  • The QuickBooks Installer doesn’t have privileges to modify the file C:>Program Files>Intuit>QuickBooks>sdkeventl.DLL
  • The QuickBooks Installer doesn’t have privileges to modify the file C>Program Files>Intuit>QuickBooks>CfScan.DLL
  • The QuickBooks Installer doesn’t have privileges to modify the file C>Program Files>Intuit>QuickBooks YEAR>QBONLI32.DLL
  • The QuickBooks Installer doesn’t have privileges to modify the file [2]

Note: The error message can be a little bit different in your computer system because the name of the DLL file vary in the error. When you hit the “Retry” button then you may get to see more error message and your update or installation become fail.

Causes of QuickBooks error 1321

  • The main cause of this error is the QuickBooks Installer doesn’t have sufficient privileges to update and install the QuickBooks company file.
  • When you try to update your company file but your installed Antivirus or Firewall blocking the process of updation.
  • If your QuickBooks is facing this error then the time taken by update would be faster then the copy file process.
  • When your company files in a damaged condition then you may also face QuickBooks error code 1321.
  • The Windows doesn’t have the access to the folder which contains the files.
  • This error may occur when you improperly shut-down your computer system which harmed your company files.

Solution to fix QuickBooks Error 1321

There are several ways to solve this error code but the first solution may be fixes this QuickBooks error code 1321 if you wouldn’t able to solve this error with the first solution then you must have tried all the solutions until you get your solution.

Solution 1- Download and Run QB Install Diagnostic tool

QB Diagnostic tool will automatically find the company file related issues like- QuickBooks error 1321. It will automatically resolve the issue which you are facing at the time of update and installation below is the step by step procedure to download and run this tool.

  • First, you need to Download the Qb Install Diagnostic tool and save this tool on your desktop.
  • After downloading this tool open the folder of diagnostic tool and double-click on the QBInstallDiagnosticTool.exe.
  • When you open the QB diagnostic tool you may face the problem of unable to locate QB installation files, here you have to re-run the installer. Then the files will be saved in the temp folder, These files will be use by QB diagnostic tool for repairing.
  • If you detected any error then you need to proceed next and follow the instructions to fix this error.
  • Then your files will become error-free, after that you have to reboot your computer system, and then try to update or install your company file if you get the same error code then you have to move on the next solution.

Solution 2- Complete the update by retrying

  • When you try to update your company file then it shows the QuickBooks error 1321 and you also get the option of “Retry”.
  • Here you need to select the “Retry” button to allow the update to complete.
  • If it is not working then tap of “Cancel” button and you need to switch on the next solution.

Solution 3: Uninstall your Antivirus temporarily

  • The Update error can also become due to antivirus security for this you need to uninstall the antivirus from your computer system.
  • After completing uninstallation then you need to come back to your QuickBooks and try to update your company file.
  • If you successfully remove this error then you need to Re-install your Antivirus.

Solution 4- Edit Windows permission on the folder

Below is the step by step procedure to edit Windows permission. The solution for Windows 32-bit and 62-bit will be different. We will discuss both the solution.

The common steps followed by both 32-bit and 64-bit users:-

  • First, you need to open the “Run command” by press the “Window + R” keys from the keyboard.
  • A small search box will appear where you have to copy and paste the path of the folder which contains QuickBooks program files then hit the enter key.
For 32-bit Windows(7, 8, 10) user
If you are using “Desktop Enterprise”
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 20
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 19
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 18
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 17
If you are using “Pro and Premier”
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>QuickBooks 2020
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>QuickBooks 2019
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>QuickBooks 2018
If you are using “Point of Sale”
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>QuickBooks Point of Sale 12.0
  • C>>Program Files>>Intuit>>QuickBooks Point of Sale 11.0
For 64-bit Windows(7, 8, 10) user
If you are using “Desktop Enterprise”

C>>Program Files (x86)>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 20

C>>Program Files (x86)>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 19

C>>Program Files (x86)>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 18

C>>Program Files (x86)>>Intuit>>Enterprise Solutions 17

If you are using “Pro and Premier”

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

  • Firstly open a new window then Go into the View then select Customize.
  • Then the property window will open now you have to tap on “Security”.
  • Once the security tab opens then select the “Administrators”.
  • After that tap on the “Allow” checkbox for full control.
  • Next, go into the “System” user and “Allow” the checkbox of full control.
  • Then you have to tap on “Alow”
  • Now press the “Ok” button and close the Properties tab.

QuickBooks error 1321 occurs when the installer has not sufficient authority to write the company file. You can solve this error with the help of the “Download and Run QB Install Diagnostic tool”.

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