The QuickBooks error 3371 status code 11118 is an error that occurs when entitlement DataStore.ECML in the QuickBooks system file gets damaged. It contains the license properties of QuickBooks Desktop. The external issues causing QuickBooks error 3371 cannot prevent. The error message pops up in the form of “could not initialize license properties”. This message comes in the dialog box when you click on the Ok option, another box appears.

Sometimes in a hurry, while shutting down the computer some software is running in the background which causes this trouble. You may see the QuickBooks error code when you try to open QuickBooks fails to sync the license properties.


The QuickBooks Error 3371 message can appear as:

  • Could not initialize license properties. Error 3371 – caused due to missing files or damaged files. QuickBooks cannot load the license data.
  • Could not initialize license properties. [error 3371, Status code – 11118] – QuickBooks could not load the license data. Caused because of damaged or missing files.
  • Could not initialize license properties. [error:3371, Status code-1] – The license properties cannot loaded by QuickBooks due to missing or damaged files.


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What are the symptoms of QuickBooks error 3371?

It comes with various symptoms and problems that cause QuickBooks error 3371.

  • Crash com error in QuickBooks desktop
  • Damaged files located in the system can cause damage to QBregistration.dat every time you start your system
  • Losing connection to the QuickBooks data file
  • There is a performance issue that causes error 3371 in QuickBooks desktop
  • A problem occurring with printing, emailing, or saving as PDF from QuickBooks desktop.
  • Other symptoms may appear as the "QuickBooks has stopped working" error.
  • Error code 80029c4a.
  • The broken MSXML component that relates to the Windows operating system that is required to run QuickBooks desktop software.
  • Sometimes the anti-virus program blocks the QuickBooks desktop which stops the sync with the important windows component which is required by QuickBooks.
  • Not updating or half-update can cause trouble as the components of the window become outdated and this leads to multiple problems for the QuickBooks desktop.
  • While installing and repairing the QuickBooks you may come across errors like QuickBooks error 1603, QuickBooks error 1903, QuickBooks error 1722, QuickBooks error 1904.


Tips to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371, Status Code 11118.


  • Before troubleshooting the problem, it is essential to update windows of the latest release.
  • After the update, if you are still coming across QuickBooks Error 3371 then it is the message that your Windows operating system is corrupted.
  • Given steps are the fixes that you can apply to solve the issue.


1- Install the latest windows update

  • It is important to install the latest update anyway and, in this case, most important.
  • You can install the windows update by selecting all programs and clicking on the windows update


2- Update Windows OS

  • This is an important step which is done by clicking on the start button.
  • After this step select all programs and click on windows update.
  • Click on check for updates after that
  • Update QB desktop and reinstall it




3- Removal of ECML file

  • Press Windows +R simultaneously on the keyboard.


  • After that Enter ‘C:\ProgramData\intuit\Entitlement Client\v8’ in the window


  • Window explorer will open with an above-mentioned address
  • Now Remove the ECML file by deleting it.
  • Now Close the window and run QuickBooks and register the item again



4- Renamed  Entitlement file

For Windows 7 users

  • Go to “C: ProgramDataIntuitEntitlement Clientv*”.
  • Rename the entitlement file
  • After starting QB, a new file will get created
  • To unhide the program data file, follow the given steps
  1. Select computer > select organize & choose folder > search options
  2. After this click on hidden files and folders
  3. To know whether the QuickBooks Error 3371 is resolved open QuickBooks

For Windows XP Users

  • Click on the Start button and choose the run option
  • Now enter the path Entitlement DataStore.ECML file: “C.Documents and Settings AllUsersApplication DataIntuitEntitlement Clientv2”
  • Click  the OK button
  • After that Rename Entitlement DataStore.ecml” file


Also Read: How To Fix QuickBooks Update Error 1603?


Advance troubleshoot for QuickBooks error 3371

If the above-mentioned solutions do not help then you can re-create the further Damaged EntitlementDataStore.ecml file.

You can fix Microsoft .NET Framework, MXML, and C++ issues using the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool.



The above-mentioned solution fixes this problem easily by updating your windows system. Rename the entitlement file and install the latest updates of windows. You can contact experts who can give a quick fix to QuickBooks error code 3371. Solve this issue today so that you can smoothly work tomorrow.