You're on the right track toward resolving Error 3371. I'll help you find the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file so you can continue with the troubleshooting steps.
The error message may appear when the Windows operating system is outdated or there's a damaged component file. You'll need to recreate the damaged file to resolve license and registration issues.
The first step is to close the software to make sure that all QuickBooks processes are no longer running in the background. Here's how:
Go to your Task Manager.
Click on the Processes tab.
Highlight all applications that start with .qb, QuickBooks, or Intuit.
Click on End Task/End Process.
Next, let's open the Entitlement Data folder for your operating system and version of
QuickBooks. Please follow the steps below:
your keyboard, press Windows+R to open the Run window.
enter C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 or v6, and press the Enter button. Note: The
folder location is the same for all QuickBooks Desktop.
the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file, and select Delete.
After following the steps, you’ll
need to open your company file and follow the instructions to register the
software. You can refer to the Register
or activate QuickBooks Desktop article to visually guide you through the process step-by-step.
If you get the same result, please follow the steps found in this article: Error 3371-- Could not
initialize license properties. You can go directly to the Fix Microsoft .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++ issues using
the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool section for the detailed instructions.
Otherwise, you need to contact our Technical Support Team. One of our support agents can look into your account in a secure environment and help you determine the root cause of the error.
They have the tools to assist with activating and registering your QuickBooks. You can reach them through this link: