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Fix Error Code: 80029c4a for QuickBooks Desktop

SOLVEDby QuickBooksQuickBooks Enterprise Suite17Updated December 01, 2022

Learn how to fix Error Code: 80029c4a when opening QuickBooks Desktop.

If you see Error 80029c4a and can’t open QuickBooks Desktop, update to the latest release of QuickBooks Desktop.

If you still get the error, check 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.

If you see any of the programs listed below in your quarantine, give them permission to go through your firewall.

AutoBackupExe.exe
Dbmlsync.exe
DBManagerExe.exe
FileManagement.exe
FileMovementExe.exe
QuickBooksMessaging.exe
QBW32.exe
QBDBMgrN.exe
QBGDSPlugin.exe
QBServerUtilityMgr.exe
QBCFMonitorService.exe
QBLaunch.exe
QBUpdate.exe
IntuitSyncManager.exe
OnlineBackup.exe

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.

Step 2: Re-install QuickBooks Desktop

Re-install QuickBooks Desktop to refresh the program files causing Error 80029c4a. It won’t affect your data.

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