Learn how to fix Error 80029c4a when opening QuickBooks Desktop.
If you see Error 80029c4a and can’t open QuickBooks Desktop, we’ve got you covered. Start by checking your antivirus software. If that doesn’t work, we’ll walk you through how to reinstall QuickBooks Desktop.
Step 1: Check your antivirus settings
Some antivirus programs accidentally block QuickBooks from loading essential files.
Check the area of your program that lists blocked files (sometimes called your “quarantine”). Refer to your antivirus program for how to set permissions, or use these links if you’re a Norton or McAfee user.
If you see any of the programs listed below in your quarantine, give them permission to go through your firewall.
Note: Most of these files are located in C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks (year).
Files with (x86) in the location, such as C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 20XX, are 64-bit versions.
If you still see Error 80029c4a, move on to Step 2.